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The Resource Climate Change : Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions, Katherine Richardson, Will Steffen, Diana Liverman ; additional authors, Terry Barker [and ten others] ; with contributions to chapters by Myles R. Allen [and many others]

Climate Change : Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions, Katherine Richardson, Will Steffen, Diana Liverman ; additional authors, Terry Barker [and ten others] ; with contributions to chapters by Myles R. Allen [and many others]

Label
Climate Change : Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions
Title
Climate Change
Title remainder
Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Richardson, Will Steffen, Diana Liverman ; additional authors, Terry Barker [and ten others] ; with contributions to chapters by Myles R. Allen [and many others]
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Providing an up-to-date synthesis of all knowledge relevant to the climate change issue, this book ranges from the basic science documenting the need for policy action to the technologies, economic instruments and political strategies that can be employed in response to climate change. Ethical and cultural issues constraining the societal response to climate change are also discussed. This book provides a handbook for those who want to understand and contribute to meeting this challenge. It covers a very wide range of disciplines - core biophysical sciences involved with climate change (geosciences, atmospheric sciences, ocean sciences, ecology/biology) as well as economics, political science, health sciences, institutions and governance, sociology, ethics and philosophy, and engineering. As such it will be invaluable for a wide range of researchers and professionals wanting a cutting-edge synthesis of climate change issues, and for advanced student courses on climate change"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richardson, Katherine
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC903
LC item number
.R48 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • SCIENCE
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
Label
Climate Change : Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions, Katherine Richardson, Will Steffen, Diana Liverman ; additional authors, Terry Barker [and ten others] ; with contributions to chapters by Myles R. Allen [and many others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Carbon cycle trends and vulnerabilities
  • Part II.
  • Defining 'dangerous climate change':
  • 5.
  • The impact of climate change on human societies;
  • 6.
  • Impacts of climate change on the biotic fabric of the planet;
  • 7.
  • Tipping elements: jokers in the pack;
  • Part I.
  • 8.
  • Linking science and action: targets, timetables and emission budgets
  • Part III.
  • Equity issues:
  • 9.
  • The equity challenge and climate policy: responsibilities, vulnerabilities and inequality in the response to climate change;
  • 10.
  • A long-term perspective on climate change: values and ethics
  • Part IV.
  • Mitigation and adaptation approaches:
  • Climatic trends:
  • 11.
  • Low-carbon energy technologies as mitigation approaches;
  • 12.
  • Economic approaches and instruments;
  • 13.
  • Geopolitics and governance;
  • 14.
  • Adapting to the unavoidable
  • Part V.
  • Meeting the challenge:
  • 1.
  • 15.
  • Integrating adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development;
  • 16.
  • Mobilising the population;
  • 17.
  • The human-Earth relationship: past, present and future
  • Identifying, monitoring and predicting change in the climate system;
  • 2.
  • The oceans and the climate system;
  • 3.
  • Sea-level rise and ice-sheet dynamics;
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxi, 501 pages
Isbn
9780521198363
Lccn
2010042731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)665137574
  • (OCoLC)ocn665137574
Label
Climate Change : Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions, Katherine Richardson, Will Steffen, Diana Liverman ; additional authors, Terry Barker [and ten others] ; with contributions to chapters by Myles R. Allen [and many others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Carbon cycle trends and vulnerabilities
  • Part II.
  • Defining 'dangerous climate change':
  • 5.
  • The impact of climate change on human societies;
  • 6.
  • Impacts of climate change on the biotic fabric of the planet;
  • 7.
  • Tipping elements: jokers in the pack;
  • Part I.
  • 8.
  • Linking science and action: targets, timetables and emission budgets
  • Part III.
  • Equity issues:
  • 9.
  • The equity challenge and climate policy: responsibilities, vulnerabilities and inequality in the response to climate change;
  • 10.
  • A long-term perspective on climate change: values and ethics
  • Part IV.
  • Mitigation and adaptation approaches:
  • Climatic trends:
  • 11.
  • Low-carbon energy technologies as mitigation approaches;
  • 12.
  • Economic approaches and instruments;
  • 13.
  • Geopolitics and governance;
  • 14.
  • Adapting to the unavoidable
  • Part V.
  • Meeting the challenge:
  • 1.
  • 15.
  • Integrating adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development;
  • 16.
  • Mobilising the population;
  • 17.
  • The human-Earth relationship: past, present and future
  • Identifying, monitoring and predicting change in the climate system;
  • 2.
  • The oceans and the climate system;
  • 3.
  • Sea-level rise and ice-sheet dynamics;
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxi, 501 pages
Isbn
9780521198363
Lccn
2010042731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)665137574
  • (OCoLC)ocn665137574

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