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Our Simmering Planet: What to Do About Global Warming?

Series: Global Issues in a Changing World Series

By: Joyeeta Gupta

178 pages, Tabs

Zed Books

Paperback | Jan 2002 | #127497 | ISBN: 1842770799
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #127498 | ISBN: 1842770780
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Discusses the science and politics to explore climate instability, global warming, and likely impact of increases in average temperatures, rising oceans, shifts in rainfall patterns. Most importantly, it addresses what can be done.


1. Introduction: Weathering the weather 2. Climate Instability and global warming: the evidence 3. Coping with uncertainty: Is there need for action? 4. A history of the negotiations: From initial optimism to pragmatism 5. The agreements as they stand today 6. The players and concerns: Caught between domestic support and international commitments 7. The key negotiating issues: Controversy and conflict 8. Due process and rule of law: Towards decreasing transparency 9. The problem revisited: What is climate change? 10. The solution revisited: Saving face is saving faith 11. Conclusion References Annex 1: A Short Guide to Further Information Annex 2: A Guide to Relevant Organisations

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JOYEETA GUPTA was born in India and studied at Harvard Law School and the Free University in Amsterdam. She has been a senior researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies at the Free University since 1993, currently focusing on India's energy problems.

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