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Climate Challenged Society

Author : John S. Dryzek
ISBN : 9780199660100
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book is a thought-provoking introduction to the severe and broad-ranging challenges that climate change presents and how societies can respond. It synthesizes and deploys cutting-edge scholarship on the range of social, economic, political, and philosophical issues surrounding climate change. It examines science, public opinion, and policy making; economic analysis and its limits; different kinds of policies; climate justice; governance; and the challenge ofan emerging "Anthropocene" in which the mostly unintended consequences of human action drive the earth system into a more chaotic and unstable era. The conclusion considers the prospects forfundamental transition in ideas, movements, economics, and governance.
Category: Business & Economics

Climate Change And Anthropos

Author : Linda H. Connor
ISBN : 9781317970552
Genre : Business & Economics
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Anthropos, in the sense of species as well as cultures and ethics, locates humans as part of much larger orders of existence – fundamental when thinking about climate change. This book offers a new way of exploring the significance of locality and lives in the epoch of the Anthropocene, a time when humans confront the limits of our control over nature. Many scholars now write about the ethics, policies and politics of climate change, focussing on global processes and effects. The book’s innovative approach to cross-cultural comparison and a regionally based study explores people’s experiences of environmental change and the meaning of climate change for diverse human worlds in a changing biosphere. The main study site is the Hunter Valley in southeast Australia: an ecological region defined by the Hunter River catchment; a dwelling place for many generations of people; and a key location for transnational corporations focussed on the mining, burning and export of black coal. Abundant fossil fuel reserves tie Hunter people and places to the Asia Pacific – the engine room of global economic growth in the twenty-first century and the largest user of the planet’s natural resources. The book analyses the nexus of place and perceptions, political economy and social organisation in situations where environmental changes are radically transforming collective worlds. Based on an anthropological approach informed by other ways of thinking about environment-people relationships, this book analyses the social and cultural dimensions of climate change holistically. Each chapter links the large scales of species and planet with small places, commodity chains, local actions, myths and values, as well as the mingled strands of dystopian imaginings and strivings for recuperative renewal in an era of transition.
Category: Business & Economics

Climate Change An Encyclopedia Of Science Society And Solutions 3 Volumes

Author : Bruce E. Johansen
ISBN : 9781440840869
Genre : Science
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This three-volume set presents entries and primary sources that will impress on readers that what we do—or don't do—today regarding climate change will dramatically influence what life on this planet will be like for untold numbers of generations. • Provides readers with a clearly written description of global-warming science and its role in shaping a body of knowledge regarding a worldwide issue that affects everyone • Suggests remedies for this serious problem, most notably a rapid rise in the implementation of wind power generation and a coming revolution in solar energy • Impresses on readers that what Americans and the citizens and governments of other nations around the globe do over the next decades will determine the future of this planet for many tens of thousands of years to come • Includes primary documents sourced from major scientific journals and from the many reports on recent climate change from governmental organizations, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO), both part of the United Nations; and the U.S. government's National Climate Assessment
Category: Science

Routledge Handbook Of Climate Change And Society

Author : Constance Lever-Tracy
ISBN : 9781135998493
Genre : Nature
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As the time-scales of natural change accelerate and converge with those of society, Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society takes the reader into largely uncharted territory in its exploration of anthropogenic climate change. Current material is used to highlight the global impact of this issue, and the necessity for multidisciplinary and global social science research and teaching to address the problem. The book is multidisciplinary and worldwide in scope, with contributors spanning specialisms including agro-forestry, economics, environmentalism, ethics, human geography, international relations, law, politics, psychology, sociology and theology. Their global knowledge is reflected in the content of the text, which encompasses chapters on American, European and Chinese policies, case studies of responses to disasters and of the new technological and lifestyle alternatives that are being adopted, and the negotiations leading up to the Copenhagen conference alongside a preface assessing its outcomes. Starting with an initial analysis by a leading climatologist, key issues discussed in the text include recent findings of natural scientists, social causation and vulnerability, media and public recognition or scepticism, and the merits and difficulties of actions seeking to mitigate and adapt. This accessible volume utilizes a wealth of case studies, explains technical terms and minimises the use of acronyms associated with the subject, making it an essential text for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate students and researchers in the social sciences.
Category: Nature

International Challenge Of Climate

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Environmental Audit Committee
ISBN : 0215023315
Genre : Climatic changes
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The Committee's report examines the issue of how to tackle climate change in an international context, in light of the fact that the UK will hold both the presidency of the EU and the chair of the G8 this year. Topics discussed include: the impact of global warming and emissions forecasts; the EU emissions trading system; the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol; options for a post 2012 framework; and UK government objectives for 2005.
Category: Climatic changes

Climate Action

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105124241501
Genre : Climatic changes
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Climate Action is an international communication platform established by Sustainable Development International in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to educate businesses, governments and NGOs as to what they can do to reduce their carbon footprint and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Further, the high-profile publication and supporting website will assist institutional investors in analyzing and comparing companies that are responding to the business risks and opportunities resulting from global warming.--Publisher's description.
Category: Climatic changes

The Oxford Handbook Of Environmental Political Theory

Author : Teena Gabrielson
ISBN : 9780199685271
Genre : Environmentalism
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This Handbook defines, illustrates, and challenges the field of environmental political theory (EPT). Through a broad range of approaches, it shows how scholars have used concepts, methods, and arguments from political theory and closely related disciplines to address contemporary environmental problems. Topics include the relationship of EPT to traditions of political thought; EPT conceptualizations of nature, the environment, community, justice, responsibility,rights, and flourishing; explorations of the structures that constrain or enable the achievement of environmental ends; and analyses of methods for fostering environmental change.
Category: Environmentalism

Integration Of Public Health With Adaptation To Climate Change Lessons Learned And New Directions

Author : Kristie L Ebi
ISBN : 9780203970393
Genre : Science
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Overall, the negative health impacts of global climate change are anticipated to significantly outweigh positive impacts. Furthermore, global climate change will continue for decades, even after the effective implementation of mitigation measures. By exploring cases in public health and prior lessons learned, this valuable title identifies the key adjustments necessary for public health systems to effectively adapt to this inevitable climate change. Touching on broader aspects of integrated assessment and environmental studies as well as climatic alterations and public health, this book is an essential resource for those involved in these fields at all levels.
Category: Science

Climate Of Ecopolitics

Author : Paul Taylor
ISBN : 9780595501526
Genre : Nature
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"Climate of Ecopolitics" is a vital Citizen's Guide that sorts out the millions of bits of information on global climate change. Global warming has been described as both the world's biggest crisis, and the biggest hoax-neither is true. This book explores the history, histrionics, psychology, false prophets and marketers of the environmental movement. A provocative view of global ecopolitics is presented; where governments demand radical and costly action on climate change and global warming. And sadly, where the due diligence of climate science cause-and-effect findings are an inconvenience- ." green group propaganda have distorted climate change far beyond rational scientific discovery or discourse."-"LOS ANGELES TIMES" ." we spend as much on environmental protection as on national defense and homeland security combined."-"THE WALL STREET JOURNAL" This book also examines the key government policies for dealing with the issues of global climate change and climate science.
Category: Nature

Global Climate Change Linkages

Author : Center for Environmental Information (Rochester). Air Resources Information Clearinghouse. Conférence
ISBN : 0444015159
Genre : Nature
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Proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Air Resources Information Clearinghouse ARIC, a project of the Center for Environmental Information, Inc.
Category: Nature