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Climate Change Policy, P

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Questions surrounding the issue of climate change are evolving from "Is it happening?" to "What can be done about it?" The primary obstacles to addressing it at this point are not scientific but political and economic; nonetheless a quick resolution is unlikely.

Ignorance and confusion surrounding the issue-including a lack of understanding of climate science, its implications for the environment and society, and the range of policy options available-contributes to the political morass over dealing with climate change in which we find ourselves. Climate Change Policy addresses that situation by bringing together a wide range of new writings from leading experts that examine the many dimensions of the topics most important in understanding climate change and policies to combat it. Chapters consider:

  • climate science in historical perspective
  • analysis of uncertainties in climate science and policy
  • the economics of climate policy
  • North-South and intergenerational equity issues
  • the role of business and industry in climate solutions
  • policy mechanisms including joint implementation, emissions trading, and the so-called clean development mechanism
Regardless of the fate of the Kyoto Protocol, the issues raised in that debate will persist as new climate protection regimes emerge; this volume treats most of those topics. Tying the chapters together is a shared conclusion that climate change is a real and serious problem, and that we as a society have an obligation not merely to adapt to it but to mitigate it in whatever intelligent ways we can develop. Cost-effectiveness is not disdained, but neither is the imperative for valuing species threatened by rapid climate change.

Synopsis:

Ignorance and confusion surrounding climate change — including a lack of understanding of climate science, its implications for the environment and society, and the range of policy options available — contributes to the political morass over dealing with the issue in which we currently find ourselves. Climate Change Policy addresses that situation by bringing together a range of new writings from leading experts in the field that examine the many dimensions of the topics most important in understanding climate change and policies to combat it.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I. Science and Impacts

Chapter 1. Understanding Climate Science

Richard Wolfson and Stephen H. Schneider

Chapter 2. Uncertainty and Climate Change

Policy

Stephen H. Schneider and Kristin Kuntz-Duriseti

Chapter 3. Regional Impact Assessments: A Case

Study of California

Elenor G. Turman

Part II. Economic Analysis

Chapter 4. International Approaches to Reducing

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Lawrence H. Goulder and Brian M. Nadreau

Chapter 5. Designing Global Climate

Regulation

Jonathan Baert Wiener

Chapter 6. Carbon Abatement with Economic

Growth: A National Strategy

Stephen Bernow, Alison Bailie, William Dougherty

Sivan Kartha, and Michael Lazarus

Part III. Policy Context

Chapter 7. U.S. Climate Change Policy

Armin Rosencranz

Chapter 8. The Climate Policy Debate in the U.S.

Congress

Kai S. Anderson

Chapter 9. Population and Climate Change

Policy

Frederick A. B. Meyerson

Chapter 10. Global Climate Change: A Business

Perspective

Thomas G. Burns

Chapter 11. Activities Implemented Jointly

Reimund Schwarze

Part IV. Forests and Agriculture

Chapter 12. Climate Change and Agriculture:

Mitigation Options and Potential

Holly L. Pearson

Chapter 13. Tropical Forest and Climate

Change

John O. Niles

Part V. Development and Equity

Chapter 14. A Southern Perspective on Curbing

Global Cilmate Change

Anil Agarwal

Chapter 15. Equity, Greenhouse Gas Emissions,

and Global Common Resources

Part VI. Energy Choices

Chapter 16. Renewable Energy Sources as a

Response to Global Climate

Concerns

John J. Berger

Chapter 17. Fuel Cells, Carbon Sequestration,

Infrastructure, and the Transition to a

Hydrogen Economy

Michael B. Cummings

Chapter 18. Energy RandD and Innovation:

Challenges and Opportunities

Robert M. Margolis and Daniel M. Kammen

Chapter 19. Business Capitalization on Energy

Transition Opportunities

Orie L. Loucks

Chapter 20. Earth Systems: Engineering and

Management

Stephen H. Schneider

Appendix A. Climate Negotiation History

Leonie Haimson

Appendix B. "Hot Air" and "Hot Air" Policies

Reimund Schwarze

Glossary

About the Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559638814
Subtitle:
A Survey
Editor:
Schneider, Stephen H.
Editor:
Rosencranz, Armin
Editor:
Niles, John O.
Editor:
Schneider, Stephen H.; Rosencranz, Armin; Niles, John O.
Editor:
Schneider, Stephen H.
Author:
Niles, John O.
Author:
Rosencranz, Armin
Author:
John O. Niles, Armin Rosencranz
Author:
Schneider, Stephen H.
Author:
Armin Rosencranz John O. Niles
Editor:
Rosencranz, Armin
Editor:
Niles, John O.
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington D.C.
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Government policy
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
Climatic changes -- Government policy.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
107-47
Publication Date:
20020801
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
584
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 28 oz

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