In this highly accessible introduction to the predicted global impacts of climate change, the author provides an authoritative guide to one of the most controversial issues facing the future of our planet. Discussing how the social and natural sciences must work together more effectively in confronting climate change, Lever-Tracy provides a sober, critical assessment of the politics of global warming and climate change.
Introduction Part 1: Vulnerability 1. From New Orleans to the African Drought 2. Scenarios: Best Case/Worst Case Part 2: Mitigation - Can Climate Change be Haltered or Reduced? 3. Engineering the Earth? 4. The Battle for Mitigation Part 3: Adaptation - If it can't be Altered How Will We Live? 5. Early Warning Systems, Defences and Insurance 6. Coming to Terms with a Disaster Prone World Conclusion Bibliography and Webography Further Reading
Constance Lever-Tracy was Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Flinders University of South Australia, now retired. Her recent work includes editing the Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society (2010), and the entry for 'Global Warming' in the International Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences (2008).