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MacCracken, Michael C.

Overview
Works: 53 works in 157 publications in 2 languages and 2,281 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Environmental films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Michael C MacCracken
 
Most widely held works by Michael C MacCracken
Prospects for future climate : a special US/USSR report on climate and climate change( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sudden and disruptive climate change : exploring the real risks and how we can avoid them by Michael C MacCracken( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While changes in emissions and atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases are projected to be slow and smooth the intensity and impacts of climate change on the environment and society could be abrupt and erratic. Surprising and nonlinear responses are likely to occur as warming exceeds certain thresholds inducing relatively rapid and disruptive changes in the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets precipitation intensity and patterns coastal inundation the occurrence of wildfire the ranges of plant and animal species and more. Written by a transdisciplinary group of internationally respe
Detecting the climatic effects of increasing carbon dioxide by United States( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Dutch and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Projecting the climatic effects of increasing carbon dioxide by Michael C MacCracken( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Dutch and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MAP3S [Multistate Atmospheric Power Production Pollution Study] : studying the transport, transformation, and fate of atmospheric energy-related pollutants by Michael C MacCracken( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

User's guide to the MASCON model : a mass-consistent atmospheric-flux submodel to LIRAQ by T. W Stullich( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Potential climatic effects of increasing carbon dioxide by Michael C MacCracken( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scarred lands & wounded lives : the environmental footprints of war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In all its stages, from the production of weapons through combat to cleanup and restoration, war pollutes land, air and water, destroys biodiversity, and drains natural resources. Yet the environmental damage of war and preparation for war is routinely underestimated, underreported, even ignored. The environment remains war's 'silent casualty.'"--Container
The earth system : physical and chemical dimensions of global environmental change( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the DOE/Industry Workshop on the Interactions of Climate and Energy : Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, June 6-8, 1983 by DOE/Industry Workshop on the Interactions of Climate and Energy( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possible climatic consequences of a major nuclear war by G. S Golit︠s︡yn( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of global environmental change / the earth system : physical and chemical dimensions of global environmental change / vol. eds.: Michael C. MacCracken( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the physical and chemical dimensions of the Earth system, including for example the atmosphere, the oceans, the cryosphere, and those aspects of the land surface particularly relevant to interactions with other components of the Earth system
CO₂ climate research plan by M. R Riches( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of an air pollution model for the San Francisco Bay area : final report to the National Science Foundation by Michael C MacCracken( Book )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress report for FY 1977 and FY 1978 by Multistate Atmospheric Power Production Pollution Study( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ice age theory analysis by computer model simulation by Michael C MacCracken( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of global environmental change( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change is the first major reference work in this multi-disciplinary field, and presents outstanding authorship and high quality editing. Comprehensive coverage with over 3,800 pages in 5 volumes. Over 500 articles, 100 biographies, 150 definitions, and 100 acronyms. Extensive bibliographies with up-to-date references. The Wiley Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change has been published to meet the need for a comprehensive integrated reference in this burgeoning field. Each volume contains articles of between 1,000 and 10,000 words on major topics. Articles contain an abstract written for the non-specialist, followed by the main text, which provides greater detail for the specialist Biographies of distinguished environmental scientists discuss their contributions to a better understanding of global environmental change. Definitions of international terms and descriptions of acronyms of international and regional programs and agencies provide a quick reference source for the environmental scientist and student. Presents a thematic approach and includes theory, empirical studies, and applications emphasising the inter-relationship between various disciplines and systems--From the publisher's description
Sudden and disruptive climate change : its likelihood, character, and significance( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond mitigation : potential options for counter-balancing the climatic and environmental consequences of the rising concentrations of greenhouse gases by Michael C MacCracken( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "Global climate change is occurring at an accelerating pace, and the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are forcing climate change continue to increase. Given the present pace of international actions, it seems unlikely that atmospheric composition can be stabilized at a level that will avoid "dangerous anthropogenic interference" with the climate system, as called for in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Complicating the situation, as GHG emissions are reduced, reductions in the offsetting cooling influence of sulfate aerosols will create an additional warming influence, making an early transition to climate stabilization difficult. With significant reductions in emissions (mitigation) likely to take decades, and with the impacts of projected climate change-even with proactive adaptation-likely to be quite severe over the coming decades, additional actions to offset global warming and other impacts have been proposed as important complementary measures. Although a number of possible geoengineering approaches have been proposed, each has costs and side effects that must be balanced against the expected benefits of reduced climate impacts. However, substantial new research is needed before comparison of the relative benefits and risks of intervening is possible. A first step in determining whether geoengineering is likely to be a useful option is the initiation of research on four interventions to limit the increasing serious impacts: limiting ocean acidification by increasing the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and upper ocean; limiting the increasing intensity of tropical cyclones; limiting the warming of the Arctic and associated sea level rise; and sustaining or enhancing the existing sulfate cooling influence. In addition, in depth consideration is needed regarding the governance structure for an international geoengineering decision-making framework in the event that geoengineering becomes essential."--World Bank web site
 
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Alternative Names
Mac Cracken Michael C.

Mc Cracken Michael C.

McCracken Michael C.

Michael MacCracken American meteorologist

Languages
English (122)

Dutch (2)

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The earth system : physical and chemical dimensions of global environmental changeEncyclopedia of global environmental change / the earth system : physical and chemical dimensions of global environmental change / vol. eds.: Michael C. MacCrackenEncyclopedia of global environmental changeSudden and disruptive climate change : its likelihood, character, and significance