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A history of the science and politics of climate change : the role of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Author: Bert Bolin
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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Bolin offers a history of the IPCC for researchers and policy makers in climate change. He evaluates the intricate interplay between key factors in the science and politics of climate change, the strategy that's been followed, and the slow pace in getting to grips with the uncertainties that have prevented earlier action being taken.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bert Bolin
ISBN: 9780521880824 0521880823 9780521088732 0521088739
OCLC Number: 154682307
Description: xiii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. The early history of the climate change issue --
1. Nineteenth-century discoveries --
2. The natural carbon cycle and life on earth --
3. Global research initiatives in meteorology and climatology --
4. Early international assessments of climate change --
pt. II. The climate change issue becomes one of global concern --
5. Setting the stage --
6. The scientific basis for a climate convention --
7. Serving the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee --
8. The IPCC second assessment report --
9. In the aftermath of the IPCC second assessment --
10. The Kyoto Protocol is agreed and a third assessment begun --
11. A decade of hesitance and slow progress --
pt. III. Are we at a turning point in addressing climate change? --
12. Key scientific findings of prime political relevance --
13. Climate change and a future sustainable global energy supply.
Responsibility: Bert Bolin.
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'Bolin's book is a must-read for all persons interested in the development of the climate change challenge.' GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society

 
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