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Smart solutions to climate change : comparing costs and benefits

Author: edited by Bj�rn Lomborg. Lomborg, Bj�rn, ; ; Bjørn Lomborg
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The failure of the Copenhagen climate conference in December 2009 revealed major flaws in the way the world's policy makers have attempted to prevent dangerous levels of increases in global temperatures. The expert authors in this specially commissioned collection focus on the likely costs and benefits of a very wide range of policy options, including geoengineering; mitigation of CO₂, CH₄, and "black carbon";  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: edited by Bj�rn Lomborg. Lomborg, Bj�rn, ; ; Bjørn Lomborg
ISBN: 9780521763424 0521763428 9780521138567 0521138566
OCLC Number: 636911299
Description: xxi, 413 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Bjørn Lomborg --
pt. I. The solutions. 1. Climate engineering / J. Eric Bickel and Lee Lane. Alternative perspectives / Roger A. Pielke, Jr. ; Anne E. Smith --
2. Carbon dioxide mitigation / Richard S.J. Tol. Alternative perspectives / Onno Kuik ; Roberto Roson --
3. Forestry carbon sequestration / Brent Sohngen. Alternative perspective / Sabine Fuss --
4. Black carbon mitigation / Robert E. Baron, W. David Montgomery, and Sugandha D. Tuladhar. Alternative perspective / Milind Kandlikar, Conor C.O. Reynolds, and Andrew P. Grieshop --
5. Methane mitigation / Claudia Kemfert and Wolf-Peter Schill. Alternative perspectives / David Anthoff ; Daniel J.A. Johansson and Fredrik Hedenus --
6. Market- and policy-driven adaptation / Francesco Bosello, Carlo Carraro, and Enrica de Cian. Alternative perspectives / Samuel Fankhauser ; Frank Jotzo --
7. Technology-led climate policy / Isabel Galiana and Christopher Green. Alternative perspectives / Valentina Bosetti ; Gregory Nemet --
8. Technology transfer / Zili Yang. Alternative perspective / David Popp --
pt. II. Ranking the opportunities. Expert panel ranking / Nancy L. Stokey [and others] --
Conclusion / Bjørn Lomborg.
Responsibility: edited by Bjørn Lomborg.
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