Responding to global warming

an examination of the propects for effective action
  • 120 Pages
  • 2.76 MB
  • English
Berg, Distributed exclusively in the US and Canada by St. Martin"s Press , New York
Greenhouse gases -- Environmental aspects., Air -- Pollution., Global war
StatementPenny Eastwood.
SeriesBradford peace studies papers ;, new ser., no. 3
LC ClassificationsTD885.5.G73 E37 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 120 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1538591M
ISBN 100854967591
LC Control Number91017017

ISBN isbn Library Edition ISBN isbn Paperback WORK ID: The Technology, Economics and Politics of Sustainable Energy With the Framework Convention on Climate Change, action to prevent possible global warming is on the agenda. But the obtacles appear daunting.

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Responding To Global Warming: The Technology, Economics and Politics of Sustainable EnergyCited by: Economist William D. Nordhaus, The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World,argues (e.g., on p.

) that there are four possible approaches to coping with the global warming problem: Reduce the rate of economic growth by reducing living standards. Change our lifestyle by cutting back on those activities that involve the use of fossil. Get this Responding to global warming book a library.

Responding to global warming: an examination of the prospects for effective action. [Penny Eastwood]. This book has been cited by the following publications. nonstudents who want to know what political theory has to offer on the subject of global poverty, will find Responding to Global Poverty invaluable; no better summary of what analytical political theory has to offer is available.' Climate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World (New Cited by: In What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming, Stoknes not only masterfully identifies the five main psychological barriers to climate action, but addresses them with five strategies for how to talk about global warming in a way that creates action and solutions, not further inaction and despair/5(36).

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE T here is a growing concern about global warming and the impact it will have on people and the ecosystems on which they depend.

Temperatures have already risen °F since the start of the 20th century—with much of this warming occurring in just the last 30 years—and temperatures will likelyFile Size: 3MB.

Global warming is the long-term rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate is a major aspect of climate change and has been demonstrated by direct temperature measurements and by measurements of various effects of the warming.

Global warming and climate change are often used interchangeably. But, more accurately, global warming is the. Get this from a library. Responding to global warming: the technology, economics, and politics of sustainable energy.

[P L Read]. Secondly, global warming doesn’t violate our moral intuitions. Unlike dangers that are tied to emotional aversions, such as hurting an animal or burning a book, chemicals in the atmosphere do not make us angry or repulsed.

Thirdly, humans are masters at responding to immediate threats (such as a zooming baseball or a hungry predator), but are.

The Changing Atmosphere: Implications for Global Security Chapter 4. The Scientific Consensus PART II. Global Warming: Biotic Systems Chapter 5.

Biotic Causes and Effects of the Disruption of the Global Carbon Cycle Chapter 6. Effects of Global Warming on Biological Diversity Chapter 7. Developing Policies for Responding to Climate Change PART.

This book lists the top solutions to global warming including their economic cost and savings. The beauty of the Global warming can be reversed. Nature already draws carbon dioxide from the atmosphere faster than humans are adding to it - at least /5. Michael Crichton and Global Warming David B.

Sandalow National Academy report responding to a request from the Bush White House read: with regard to all the arguments in his book. He is. Climate Change Understanding and Responding to Global Climate Change. Download (pdf, 3 MB) Center for Climate and Energy Solutions; The Climate Change series provides a reliable and understandable introduction to global climate change, giving policy makers the basic information they need as they face decisions about climate policy.

These are all possible results from the increased accumulation of “greenhouse gases” in the atmosphere, commonly called global warming, or global climate change. Scientists study climate change over the æons of the Earth’s history as well as the much shorter period since human-induced changes have started to affect the atmosphere.

Meet the companies that are trying to profit from global warming. That's one big takeaway from journalist McKenzie Funk's fascinating and provocative book, Markets are responding to.

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The author of this closely argued and somewhat technical but nonetheless readable book is a New Zealander trained both as an engineer and as an economist.

He surveys thoroughly both the reasons global warming might be expected and the possible public responses to it, with critical commentary on the relevant framework for analysis. He concludes that we cannot be sure that.

The most recent scientific and technical information is presented by more than 30 prominent researchers who are assessing the potential impact of global warming on nature and society. The results of their research provide dramatic evidence of the urgency of the task faced by policy makers in responding to climate change.

The book-length report identified many of the environmental troubles the nation faced, and mentioned in a "subpanel report" the potential for global warming by carbon dioxide. But they just might — thanks to global warming. An international team of economists predict that by the end of the century the expected rise in temperature will make many current tourist hot spots a bit too toasty while making some currently chilly places warm enough to entice fair-weather : Tom Rosentiel.

Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction is an informative, up to date discussion about the predicted impacts of global warming. It draws on material from the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a huge collaborative study drawing together current thinking on the subject from experts in a range of disciplines, and presents the findings of the 5/5(2).

here's some more information. the hero is a scientist and he was in the rv. it could be from the early 90s but i remember it was the first book i came across that dealt with global warming. it is not a series. before posting here i searched for global warming science fiction and read summaries of the books i found.

Irreverent and entertaining, The Down-to-Earth Guide To Global Warming is filled with facts about global warming and its disastrous consequences, loads of photos and illustrations, as well as suggestions for how kids can help combat global warming in their homes, schools, and communities.

The book is designed to educate and empower, leaving. 1. Let the wild rumpus start. Yes, it’s an ancient cliché: a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its it’s still accurate.

The final chapter in our forthcoming book, SuperFreakonomics, is about global warming: the risks, uncertainties, misperceptions, and proposed has already come in for steep criticism by, among. I remember reading a book sometime around / with the theme of global warming.

I can recall that people were keeping the information quiet because they feared people would go to war to stop other nations from generating too much heat/carbon dioxide and that the eventual solution was to create infrared satellites to beam heat out into space.

Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the world's atmosphere and oceans since the preindustrial age. Sincethe earth’s average temperature has risen about 1 degree Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit. Some scientists argue that it should really be measured since In that case, the average temperature has risen C or F.

The answer, it turns out, is yes. Around 1, Americans who took part in a nationally representative survey responded significantly more strongly to the phrase global warming than to climate. This book, Climate Change and Global Warming, brings together the engineers, scientists, socialists, policy makers and specialists of the world to Author: Ata Amini.

Norgaard attributes this lack of response to the phenomenon of socially organized denial, by which information about climate science is known in the abstract but disconnected from political, social, and private life, and sees this as emblematic of how citizens of industrialized countries are responding to global warming.

This book highlights the lessons to be learned by other city governments around the world contemplating serious action with climate policies to lessen the impacts of global warming. It will be of particular interest to practitioners and researchers seeking evidence of how governments deliver on their commitments and improve their effectiveness.

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One could write a book that surveys the scientific assessments of the causes of global warming, including feedbacks (albedo flip, etc.), that totally ignores public policy. The real question then becomes: If you think the global warming situation is anywhere near as serious as, say, Hanson does, would that be a useful, or dare I say it, moral book?

Most politicians, policy-makers, and analysts hailed the Kyoto Protocol as a vital first step toward slowing greenhouse warming. Council .