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Mastrandrea, Michael D.

Overview
Works: 17 works in 45 publications in 2 languages and 3,261 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: QC981.8.C5, 551.503
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Publications by  Michael D Mastrandrea Publications by Michael D Mastrandrea
Most widely held works by Michael D Mastrandrea
Climate change policy a survey by Stephen Henry Schneider ( )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In many ways, this volume supersedes the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Many important developments too recent to be treated by the 2007 IPCC documents are covered here. This book considers not only the IPCC report, but also results of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Bali in December 2007, as well as even more recent research data. Overall, Climate Change Science and Policy paints a direr picture of the effects of climate change than do the IPCC reports. It reveals that climate change has progressed faster than the IPCC reports anticipated and that the outlook for the future is bleaker than the IPCC reported. --from publisher description
Preparing for climate change by Michael D Mastrandrea ( )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global momentum is building to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. So far, so good. The less happy news is that Earth's temperatures will continue to rise for decades. And evidence shows that climbing temperatures are already having serious consequences for vulnerable people and regions through droughts, extreme weather, and melting glaciers. In this book, climate experts Michael Mastrandrea and Stephen Schneider argue that we need to start adapting to climate change, now. They write that these efforts should focus primarily on identifying the places and people most at risk and taking anticipatory action--from developing drought-resistant crops to building sea walls. The authors roundly reject the idea that reactive, unplanned adaptation will solve our problems--that species will migrate northward as climates warm, and farmers will shift to new crops and more hospitable locations. And they are highly critical of "geoengineering" schemes that are designed to cool the planet by such methods as injecting iron into oceans or exploding volcanoes. Mastrandrea and Schneider insist that smart adaptation will require a series of local and regional projects, many of them in the countries least able to pay for them and least responsible for the problem itself. Ensuring that we address the needs of these countries, while we work globally to reduce emissions over the long term, is our best chance to avert global disaster and to reduce the terrible, unfair burdens that are likely to accompany global warming
Encyclopedia of climate and weather by Stephen Henry Schneider ( Book )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a multidiscipline encyclopedia set that brings together practical and scientific issues related to the modern study of weather. Scientific principles from physics, chemistry, astronomy, and ecology are applies to agriculture, forestry, recreation, aviation, shipping and human health. Coverage includes biomes, fuels, forests, oceans, glaciers and energy systems. History, political science and literature are also included. The alphabetically arranged articles vary from brief definitions to multiple columns; country and regional weather summaries are comprehensive. Some topics are treated in essays that are subdivided. A few biographies are included. Articles have bibliographies and there is a glossary, a directory of contributors, and an index. This is an excellent source and is highly recommended for middle and high school science collections
Current and future impacts of extreme events in California final paper ( )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Current and future impacts of extreme events in California draft paper ( )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Raumschiff Erde hat keinen Notausgang : Energie und Politik im Anthropoza╠łn ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaption : special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. This Special Report explores the social as well as physical dimensions of weather- and climate-related disasters, considering opportunities for managing risks at local to international scales. SREX was approved and accepted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 18 November 2011 in Kampala, Uganda
Encyclopedia of climate and weather ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of climate and weather ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of climate and weather ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of climate and weather ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of climate and weather ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of climate and weather ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Climate change in California scenarios for adaptation ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report reviews the most recent assessments of the potential impacts of climate change in California, including sea level rise, higher air and water temperatures, reduced Sierra Nevada snowpack and changes in runoff patterns, and an increase in the frequency of extreme events such as droughts and floods. Resource managers, regional planners, and government agencies need to consider climate change in their planning, both to respond to long-term changes in the climate and to the occurrence of extreme events. This report was prepared as part of the Preparing California for a Changing Climate project
Science magazine's state of the planet 2008-2009 : with a special section on energy and sustainability ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Building seaport resilience for climate change adaptation stakeholder perceptions of the problems, impacts, and strategies by Austin Howard Becker ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A growing body of research indicates that climate change is having and will continue to have a range of negative impacts on social-environmental systems. Consequently, attention is being given to reducing the vulnerability and increasing the resilience of these systems. This dissertation contributes to the emerging field of climate change adaptation, focusing on assessing potential impacts of storm events on seaport systems and strategies that can help prepare seaports and their stakeholders for the probability of a stormier future. Climate change increases the severity of storms and increases sea levels, making many seaports especially vulnerable to its effects. In addition to the fact that seaports are located in environmentally sensitive, high-risk locations, they also involve a complex network of stakeholders that depend on their functionality. An increasing body of literature suggests that, for planners to be effective in increasing resiliency of social-environmental systems to climate change-related events and other hazards, they must understand and incorporate the perceptions and concerns of the stakeholders in their assessment and planning processes; that is, potentially vulnerable populations are an essential component of disaster planning and policy making. This dissertation builds on and contributes to this body of literature as it evaluates seaport planning and policy with respect to climate change impacts, and examines the degree to which stakeholder concerns are considered in current planning processes that address storm impacts to ports. This analysis uses empirical evidence collected through a global survey and case studies of two particularly exposed ports, Gulfport (MS) and Providence (RI), to examine how port stakeholders such as port operators, municipal planners, port tenants, coastal managers, and others perceive storm impacts and vulnerability and how their planning and policy address these perceived concerns. Results suggest the following: 1) Globally, port planning practices do not yet address climate change and the resulting storm impacts, even though port managers recognize adapting to climate change as an emerging challenge; 2) Port stakeholders of Gulfport (MS) and Providence (RI) identified a wide range of direct damages, indirect costs, and intangible consequences of a hurricane hitting the port and these would result in costs that would be borne by all port stakeholders as well as society as a whole; 3) In Providence and Gulfport, plans and policies that address storm resilience for the ports did not include the concerns of many stakeholders; 4) Stakeholders in Gulfport and Providence, both internal and external to the port itself, identified a wide range of resilience strategies that could augment port resilience. These results indicate that all port stakeholders perceive increasing yet different risks from the impacts of increased storm activity, and that current planning processes are unlikely to address the full range of stakeholder concerns. Moreover, this research suggests that all stakeholders are poised to implement at least some strategies that would build resilience for the ports
How to avoid dangerous climate change : a target for U.S. emissions reductions by Amy L Luers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Mastrandrea, Michael
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