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Social Science Research and Climate Change

Social Science Research and Climate Change

An Interdisciplinary Appraisal

  • Author: R.S. Chen,E. Boulding,Stephen H. Schneider
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400970013
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 255
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Nachhaltigkeit und globaler Wandel

Nachhaltigkeit und globaler Wandel

integrative Forschung zwischen Normativität und Unsicherheit

  • Author: Niels Gottschalk-Mazouz
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783593373003
  • Category: Climatic changes
  • Page: 344
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Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States

Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States

A Scientific Assessment

  • Author: US Global Change Research Program
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1510726217
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 999
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As global climate change proliferates, so too do the health risks associated with the changing world around us. Called for in the President’s Climate Action Plan and put together by experts from eight different Federal agencies, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health: A Scientific Assessment is a comprehensive report on these evolving health risks, including: Temperature-related death and illness Air quality deterioration Impacts of extreme events on human health Vector-borne diseases Climate impacts on water-related Illness Food safety, nutrition, and distribution Mental health and well-being This report summarizes scientific data in a concise and accessible fashion for the general public, providing executive summaries, key takeaways, and full-color diagrams and charts. Learn what health risks face you and your family as a result of global climate change and start preparing now with The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health.

Societal Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change

Societal Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change

  • Author: Sally M. Kane,Gary W. Yohe
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401730105
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 278
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Changes in climate and climate variability have an effect on people's behaviour around the world, and public institutions have an important part to play in influencing our ability to respond to and plan for climate risk. We may be able to reduce climate risk by seeking to mitigate the threat on the one hand, and by adapting to a changed climate on the other. Another theme of the book is the integrated role of adaptation and mitigation in framing issues and performing analyses. Adaptation costs fall most heavily on the poor and special attention needs to be paid to adaptation by the poorest populations. An integrating framework is also presented to provide the context for an expansive typology of terms to apply to adaptation. The 12 papers collected here use methods from a variety of disciplines and focus on different time frames for decision making, from short term to the very long term. Readership: Technically trained readers familiar with the policy issues surrounding climate change and interested in learning the scientific underpinnings of issues related to societal adaptation.

The New Normal

The New Normal

The Canadian Prairies in a Changing Climate

  • Author: University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center
  • Publisher: University of Regina Press
  • ISBN: 9780889772311
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 380
  • View: 8415
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The Canadian Prairies in a Changing Climate is a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of climate change in the prairie provinces, the impacts on natural resources, communities, human health and sectors of the economy, and the adaptation options that are available for alleviating adverse impacts and taking advantage of new opportunities provided by a warmer climate.

Interdisciplinary analysis and research

Interdisciplinary analysis and research

theory and practice of problem-focused research and development

  • Author: Daryl E. Chubin
  • Publisher: Lomond Pubns
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 482
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Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Zukunftschancen für Mensch und Umwelt

  • Author: Hans G. Kastenholz,Karl-Heinz Erdmann,Manfred Wolff
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783540605539
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 253
  • View: 7386
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Seit der UN-Konferenz fA1/4r Umwelt und Entwicklung 1992 in Rio de Janeiro hat der Begriff der nachhaltigen Entwicklung weltweite Bedeutung erlangt. Als gesellschaftliches Leitbild fA1/4r die Zukunft soll das Konzept der Nachhaltigkeit die Ziele wirtschaftliche Entfaltung und Umweltschutz miteinander in Einklang bringen. Doch trotz der hAufigen Verwendung bleibt weiterhin unklar, wie der Begriff inhaltlich zu fA1/4llen ist und mit welchen Strategien und Instrumenten das Konzept realisiert werden kann. Die Autoren zeigen die Vielschichtigkeit des Ansatzes mit seinen Akologischen, Akonomischen, soziokulturellen und ethischen Dimensionen auf und diskutieren wesentliche Voraussetzungen fA1/4r seine praktische Umsetzung.

Bibliographie der Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Bibliographie der Wirtschaftswissenschaften

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Economics
  • Page: N.A
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Climate change policy

Climate change policy

a survey

  • Author: Stephen Henry Schneider,Armin Rosencranz,John O. Niles
  • Publisher: Island Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 563
  • View: 7564
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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.

Guidance Papers on the Cross Cutting Issues of the Third Assessment Report of the IPCC

Guidance Papers on the Cross Cutting Issues of the Third Assessment Report of the IPCC

  • Author: R. K. Pachauri,Tomohiro Taniguchi,Kanako Tanaka
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Climatic changes
  • Page: 138
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Agriculture, forestry, and global climate change--a reader

Agriculture, forestry, and global climate change--a reader

  • Author: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 618
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Ecosystems and human well-being

Ecosystems and human well-being

policy responses : findings of the Responses Working Group of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

  • Author: Kanchan Ratna Chopra,Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (Program). Responses Working Group
  • Publisher: Island Pr
  • ISBN: 9781559632706
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 621
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Ecosystem services.

Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment

Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment

Report of a Workshop

  • Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change,Panel on Socioeconomic Scenarios for Climate Change Research and Assessment
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 9780309186865
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 76
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The implications of climate change for the environment and society depend on the rate and magnitude of climate change, but also on changes in technology, economics, lifestyles, and policy that will affect the capacity both for limiting and adapting to climate change. Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment reviews the state of science for considering socioeconomic changes over long time frames and clarifies definitions and concepts to facilitate communication across research communities. The book also explores driving forces and key uncertainties that will affect impacts, adaptation, vulnerability and mitigation in the future. Furthermore, it considers research needs and the elements of a strategy for describing socioeconomic and environmental futures for climate change research and assessment. Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment explores the current state of science in scenario development and application, asserting that while little attention has been given to preparing quantitative and narrative socioeconomic information, advances in computing capacity are making development of such probabilistic scenarios a reality. It also addresses a number of specific methodological challenges and opportunities and discusses opportunities for a next round of assessments.

Index of Conference Proceedings Received

Index of Conference Proceedings Received

  • Author: British Library. Lending Division
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Conference proceedings
  • Page: N.A
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A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy

A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy

Turning Down the Heat

  • Author: Ray Galvin,Minna Sunikka-Blank
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1447153677
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 148
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Germany is seen as a leader in thermal retrofit policy and practice, but how effective is its approach? A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy examines this policy in context and assesses its effectiveness. It finds that technical constraints and the costs of retrofitting reduce the rate of progress, while planning underestimates the influence of user behavior in the form of rebound and prebound effects. A key finding is that savings can be maximized within a policy that understands the actual behavior and motivation of households, the area where most energy savings are already taking place. The book suggests a new policy paradigm that would encourage a better balance of partial and comprehensive retrofits, utilizing household behavior changes based on a better understanding of fuel saving motivation and fuel price elasticity. In this approach, the thermal building regulations would be made more flexible so that policymakers would: - Promote partial, transitional and cost-optimal retrofits, which are more certain to pay back through fuel savings if they are appropriate to building typology and homeowner budgets. - Promote comprehensive retrofits for reasons other than economic gain, focusing instead on the comfort and environmental benefits of energy-efficient homes. - Invest more heavily in educating households to heat economically, learning from the prebound effect so as to maximize the utility of the homes they currently occupy, and base payback time calculations on actual consumption. The results and findings of this book would be of interest to policymakers, researchers and graduate students alike.

Human Choice and Climate Change

Human Choice and Climate Change

  • Author: Stephen Rayner,Elizabeth L. Malone
  • Publisher: Battelle Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 474
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Climate Change and Arctic Sustainable Development

Climate Change and Arctic Sustainable Development

Scientific, Social, Cultural and Educational Challenges

  • Author: UNESCO
  • Publisher: UNESCO
  • ISBN: 9231041398
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 357
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The Arctic is undergoing rapid and dramatic environmental and social transformations due to climate change. This has ramifications for the entire planet, as change spreads through interconnected global networks that are environmental, cultural, economic and political. Today, with the major thrust of research shifting away from deciphering causes and monitoring trends, the central preoccupation of a growing circle of actors has become the exploration of strategies for responding and adapting to climate change. But to understand the far-reaching nature of climate change impacts and the complexities of adaptation, a truly interdisciplinary approach is required. Unique in the UN system, UNESCO brings together the domains of natural sciences, social sciences,culture, education and communication. Given this broad mandate, UNESCO favors integrated approaches for monitoring and adapting to climate change in the Arctic, fostering dialogue among scientists, circumpolar communities and decision-makers. This book brings together the knowledge, concerns and visions of leading Arctic scientists in the natural and social sciences, prominent Chukchi, Even, Inuit and Saami leaders from across the circumpolar North, and international experts in education, health and ethics. They highlight the urgent need for a sustained interdisciplinary and multi-actor approach to monitoring, managing and responding to climate change in the Arctic, and explore avenues by which this can be achieved.--Publisher's description.

Universities and Climate Change

Universities and Climate Change

Introducing Climate Change to University Programmes

  • Author: Walter Leal Filho
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783642107511
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 283
  • View: 946
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Climate change is a matter of global concern and specific sectors of society such as universities need to engage and be active in the search for regional and local solutions for what is a global problem. Despite the fact that many universities all around the world are undertaking remarkable efforts in tackling the challenges posed by climate change, few of such works are widely documented and disseminated. The book "Universities and Climate Change" addresses this gap. The book pursues three aims. Firstly, it presents a review of the approaches and methods to inform, communicate and educate university students and the public on climate change being used by universities around the world. Secondly, it introduces initiatives, projects and communication strategies undertaken by universities with a view to informing students and other stakeholders in order to raise awareness on matters related to climate change. Finally, the book documents, promotes and disseminates some of the on-going initiatives.

Philosophy of Social Science

Philosophy of Social Science

A New Introduction

  • Author: Nancy Cartwright,Eleonora Montuschi
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191030082
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 320
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This is a much-needed new introduction to a field that has been transformed in recent years by exciting new subjects, ideas, and methods. It is designed both for students with central interests in philosophy and those planning to concentrate on the social sciences, and it presupposes no particular background in either domain. From the wide range of topics at the forefront of debate in philosophy of social science, the editors have chosen those which are representative of the most important and interesting contemporary work. A team of distinguished experts explore key aspects of the field such as social ontology (what are the things that social science studies?), objectivity, formal methods, measurement, and causal inference. Also included are chapters focused on notable subjects of social science research, such as well-being and climate change. Philosophy of Social Science provides a clear, accessible, and up-to-date guide to this fascinating field.

Global Catastrophic Risks

Global Catastrophic Risks

  • Author: Nick Bostrom,Milan M. Cirkovic
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780191578496
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 578
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A global catastrophic risk is one with the potential to wreak death and destruction on a global scale. In human history, wars and plagues have done so on more than one occasion, and misguided ideologies and totalitarian regimes have darkened an entire era or a region. Advances in technology are adding dangers of a new kind. It could happen again. In Global Catastrophic Risks 25 leading experts look at the gravest risks facing humanity in the 21st century, including asteroid impacts, gamma-ray bursts, Earth-based natural catastrophes, nuclear war, terrorism, global warming, biological weapons, totalitarianism, advanced nanotechnology, general artificial intelligence, and social collapse. The book also addresses over-arching issues - policy responses and methods for predicting and managing catastrophes. This is invaluable reading for anyone interested in the big issues of our time; for students focusing on science, society, technology, and public policy; and for academics, policy-makers, and professionals working in these acutely important fields.