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Confronting Climate Change Risks, Implications and Responses

Edited By: I Mintzer
350 pages, Graphs, tables, figs
Confronting Climate Change
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  • Confronting Climate Change ISBN: 9780521421096 Paperback Jun 1992 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Summarises the scientific findings of Working Group I of the IPCC, and goes on to examine existing views of how we should tackle the problems of climate change.


1. Living in a warming world; Part I. The Science of Climate Change: 2. Linkages between global warming, ozone depletion, acid deposition, and other aspects of global environmental change; 3. Climate sensitivity, climate feedbacks and policy implications; 4. Lessons from the ice cores: rapid climate changes during the last 160,000 years; 5. Changes in climates of the past: lessons for the future; 6. Indices and indicators of climate change: issues of detection, validation and climate sensitivity; Part II. Impacts of Climate Change: 7. Future sea level rise: environmental and socio-political considerations; 8. Effects of climate change on food production; 9. Effects of climate change on shared fresh water resources; 10. Effects of climate change on weather-related disasters; 11. The effect of changing climate on population; Part III. Energy Use and Technology: 12. The energy predicament in perspective; 13. Electricity: technological opportunities and management challenges to achieving a low-emissions future; 14. Transportation in developing nations: managing the institutional and technological transition to a low-emissions future; Part IV. Economics and the Role of Institutions: 15. The economics of near-term reductions in greenhouse gases; 16. 'Wait and see' versus 'No regrets': comparing the costs of economic strategies; 17. International organizations in a warming world: building a global climate regime; 18. Modifying the mandate of existing institutions: NGOs; 19. Modifying the mandate of existing institutions: corporations; 20. International trade, technology transfer, and climate change; Part V. Equity Considerations and Future Negotiations: 21. Sharing the burden; 22. Climate negotiations: the North South perspective; 23. Shaping institutions to build a new partnership: lessons from the past and a vision for the future.

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Edited By: I Mintzer
350 pages, Graphs, tables, figs
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'This book is the story of the backstairs arm-twisting, stone walling and finally, in 1992, the signing of the Climate Change Convention at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. It is a warts-and-all version, written by diplomats, scientists and lobbyists.' Fred Pearce, New Scientist

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