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Confronting climate change : risks, implications, and responses

Author: Irving M Mintzer
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Confronting Climate Change is a guide to the risks, dilemmas, and opportunities of the emerging political era, in which the impacts of a global warming could affect all regional, public and even  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Irving M Mintzer
ISBN: 0521420911 9780521420914 0521421098 9780521421096 9780511608292 0511608292
OCLC Number: 26443363
Description: xiv, 382 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: Living in a warming world / Irving M. Mintzer --
I. The science of climate change. Linkages between global warming, ozone depletion, acid deposition and other aspects of global environmental change / Paul J. Crutzen and Georgii S. Golitsyn --
Climate sensitivity, climate feedbacks and policy implications / Martin I. Hoffert --
Triad strategy for improving climate prediction (Syukuro Manabe) --
Lessons from the ice cores: the rapid climate changes during the last 160,000 years / Hans Oeschger and Irving M. Mintzer --
Changes in climates of the past: lessons for the future / Michael B. McElroy --
Indices and indicators of climate change: issues of detection, validation and climate sensitivity / Tom M.L. Wigley, Graeme I. Pearman and P. Michael Kelly --
II. Impacts of global climate change. Future sea level rise: environmental and socio-political considerations / Richard A. Warrick and Atiq A. Rahman --
Effects of climate change on food production / Martin L. Parry and M.S. Swaminathan --
Effects of climate change on shared fresh water resources / Peter H. Gleick --
Effects of climate change on weather-related disasters / James K. Mitchell and Neil J. Ericksen --
The effects of changing climate on population / Nathan Keyfitz --
III. Energy use and technology. The energy predicament in perspective / John P. Holdren --
Electricity: technological opportunities and management challenges to achieving a low-emissions future / David Jhirad and Irving M. Mintzer --
Transportation in developing nations: managing the institutional and technological transition to a low-emissions future / Jayant Sathaye and Michael Walsh --
IV. Economics and the role of institutions. The economics of near-term reductions in greenhouse gases / Eberhard Jochem and Olav Hohmeyer --
"Wait and see" versus "no regrets": comparing the costs of economic strategies / R.K. Pachauri and Mala Damodaran --
International organizations in a warming world: building a global climate regime / Kilaparti Ramakrishna and Oran R. Young --
Modifying the mandate of existing institutions: NGOs / Navroz K. Dubash and Michael Oppenheimer --
Modifying the mandate of existing institutions: corporations / Peter Schwartz [and others] --
The lesson of continuous improvement (Art Kleiner) --
International trade, technology transfer and climate change / Konrad von Moltke --
V. Equity considerations and future negotiations. Sharing the burden / Michael Grubb [and others] --
Climate negotiations: the North/ south perspective / Tariq Osman Hyder --
Shaping institutions to build new partnerships: lessons from the past and a vision for the future / William a. Nitze, Alan S. Miller and Peter H. Sand.
Responsibility: edited by Irving M. Mintzer ; assistant editors, Art Kleiner and Amber Leonard.
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