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The Resource The science and politics of global climate change : a guide to the debate, Andrew E. Dessler, Edward A. Parson

The science and politics of global climate change : a guide to the debate, Andrew E. Dessler, Edward A. Parson

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The science and politics of global climate change : a guide to the debate
Title
The science and politics of global climate change
Title remainder
a guide to the debate
Statement of responsibility
Andrew E. Dessler, Edward A. Parson
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this primer, Dessler and Parson combine their expertise in atmospheric science and public policy to help scientists, policy makers, and the public sort through the conflicting claims in the climate-change debate. The authors explain how scientific and policy debates work, summarize present scientific knowledge and uncertainty about climate change, and discuss the available policy options. Along the way, they explain why the debate is so confusing."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
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Dessler, Andrew Emory
Dewey number
363.73874
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.C5
LC item number
D44 2006
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QC981.8.C5
NAL item number
D44 2006
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Parson, Edward
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  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Climat
  • Climat
  • Changement climatique
  • Politique gouvernementale
  • Politique de l'environnement
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Klimaänderung
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The science and politics of global climate change : a guide to the debate, Andrew E. Dessler, Edward A. Parson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-188) 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
1. Global climate change : a new type of environmental problem -- 1.1. Background on climate and climate change -- 1.2. Background on climate-change policy -- 1.3. Plan of the book -- 2. Science, politics, and science in politics -- 2.1. Justifications for action : positive statements and normative statements -- 2.2. How science works -- 2.3. Politics and policy debates -- 2.4. When science and politics meet -- 2.5. Limiting the damage : the role of scientific assessments -- Further reading for chapter 2 -- 3. Climate change : present scientific knowledge and uncertainties -- 3.1. Is the climate changing? -- 3.2. Are human activities responsible for global warming? -- 3.3. What future changes can we expect? : predicting climate change over the twentyfirst century -- 3.4. What will the impacts of climate change be? -- 3.5. Conclusions -- Further reading for chapter 3 -- 4. The climate-change policy debate : impacts and potential responses -- 4.1. Impacts and adaptation -- 4.2. Emissions and mitigation responses -- 4.3. Putting it together : balancing benefits and costs of mitigation and adaptation -- 4.4. A third class of response : geoengineering -- 4.5. Conclusion : policy choices under uncertainty -- Further reading for chapter 4 -- 5. The present impasse and steps forward -- 5.1. Climate-change politics : present positions -- 5.2. Climate-change politics : the arguments against action -- 5.3. The present policy debate : use of scientific knowledge and uncertainty -- 5.4. So what should be done? : major choices and elements of an effective response -- 5.5. Conclusion -- Further reading for chapter 5 -- Appendix -- Glossary
Control code
ocm60560107
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 190 pages
Isbn
9780521539418
Lccn
2006296170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780521539418
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60560107
  • (OCoLC)60560107
Label
The science and politics of global climate change : a guide to the debate, Andrew E. Dessler, Edward A. Parson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-188) 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
1. Global climate change : a new type of environmental problem -- 1.1. Background on climate and climate change -- 1.2. Background on climate-change policy -- 1.3. Plan of the book -- 2. Science, politics, and science in politics -- 2.1. Justifications for action : positive statements and normative statements -- 2.2. How science works -- 2.3. Politics and policy debates -- 2.4. When science and politics meet -- 2.5. Limiting the damage : the role of scientific assessments -- Further reading for chapter 2 -- 3. Climate change : present scientific knowledge and uncertainties -- 3.1. Is the climate changing? -- 3.2. Are human activities responsible for global warming? -- 3.3. What future changes can we expect? : predicting climate change over the twentyfirst century -- 3.4. What will the impacts of climate change be? -- 3.5. Conclusions -- Further reading for chapter 3 -- 4. The climate-change policy debate : impacts and potential responses -- 4.1. Impacts and adaptation -- 4.2. Emissions and mitigation responses -- 4.3. Putting it together : balancing benefits and costs of mitigation and adaptation -- 4.4. A third class of response : geoengineering -- 4.5. Conclusion : policy choices under uncertainty -- Further reading for chapter 4 -- 5. The present impasse and steps forward -- 5.1. Climate-change politics : present positions -- 5.2. Climate-change politics : the arguments against action -- 5.3. The present policy debate : use of scientific knowledge and uncertainty -- 5.4. So what should be done? : major choices and elements of an effective response -- 5.5. Conclusion -- Further reading for chapter 5 -- Appendix -- Glossary
Control code
ocm60560107
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 190 pages
Isbn
9780521539418
Lccn
2006296170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780521539418
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60560107
  • (OCoLC)60560107

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