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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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Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

Contribution of Working Group II to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  • Author: James J. McCarthy,Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group II.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521015004
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 1032
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Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability is the most comprehensive and up-to-date scientific assessment of the consequences of, and adaptation responses to, climate change. The report:'¢ Evaluates evidence that recent observed changes in climate have already affected a variety of physical and biological systems. '¢ Studies the vulnerabilities of human populations to future climate change, including associated sea-level rise and climate extremes such as floods.'¢ Takes into account potential impacts on water resources, agriculture and food, human health, settlements, and economic activities. '¢ Assesses potential responses to climate change of natural environments and the wildlife that inhabit them and identifies environments at particular risk.'¢ Considers how adaptation to climate change might lessen adverse impacts or enhance beneficial impacts.'¢ Provides an overview of the vulnerabilities and adaptation possibilities for all major regions of the world.'¢ Contrasts the different vulnerabilities of the developed and developing parts of the world and explores the implications for sustainable development and equity concerns.This latest IPCC assessment will again form the standard scientific reference for all concerned with environmental and social consequences of climate change, including students and researchers in environmental and social sciences, and policymakers and managers in governmental, industry and other organizations responsible for resources likely to be affected by climate change.

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
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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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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: 1972
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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
  • View: 2165
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Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Journal Canadien de la Recherche Forestière

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Forests and forestry
  • Page: N.A
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Nature and Resources

Nature and Resources

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ecology
  • Page: N.A
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Engaging with Climate Change

Engaging with Climate Change

Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

  • Author: Sally Weintrobe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415667607
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 255
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How can we help and support people to face climate change? Engaging with Climate Change is one of the first books to explore in depth what climate change actually means to people. It brings members of a wide range of different disciplines in the social sciences together in discussion and to introduce a psychoanalytic perspective. The important insights that result have real implications for policy, particularly with regard to how to relate to people when discussing the issue. Topics covered include: what lies beneath the current widespread denial of climate change how do we manage our feelings about climate change our great difficulty in acknowledging our true dependence on nature our conflicting identifications the effects of living within cultures that have perverse aspects the need to mourn before we can engage in a positive way with the new conditions we find ourselves in. Through understanding these issues and adopting policies that recognise their implications humanity can hope to develop a response to climate change of the nature and scale necessary. Aimed at the general reader as well as psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and climate scientists, this book will deepen our understanding of the human response to climate change.

Current Geographical Publications

Current Geographical Publications

  • Author: University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Library
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geography
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 8197
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Current Geographical Publications (CGP) is a non-profit service to the scholarly community initiated in 1938 by the American Geographical Society of New York. Beginning in 2006, the format changed to include the tables of contents of current geographical journals. The journal titles listed link to web pages or PDF scans of the current issue's contents.

Annual Report

Annual Report

  • Author: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Atmosphere
  • Page: N.A
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Climate Change and Cities

Climate Change and Cities

First Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network

  • Author: Cynthia Rosenzweig,William D. Solecki,Stephen A. Hammer,Shagun Mehrotra
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139497405
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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Urban areas are home to over half the world's people and are at the forefront of the climate change issue. The need for a global research effort to establish the current understanding of climate change adaptation and mitigation at the city level is urgent. To meet this goal a coalition of international researchers - the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) - was formed at the time of the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in New York in 2007. This book is the First UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities. The authors are all international experts from a diverse range of cities with varying socio-economic conditions, from both the developing and developed world. It is invaluable for mayors, city officials and policymakers; urban sustainability officers and urban planners; and researchers, professors and advanced students.

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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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
  • View: 633
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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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Issue for Mar. 1981 contains index for Jan.-Mar. 1981 in microfiche form.

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
  • View: 7204
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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.

Energy Policy

Energy Policy

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Society, Behaviour, and Climate Change Mitigation

Society, Behaviour, and Climate Change Mitigation

  • Author: Eberhard Jochem,Jayant A. Sathaye,Daniel Bouille
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 030648160X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 242
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) was jointly established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Envir- ment Programme (UNEP) to assess the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change. Since its inception the IPCC has produced a series of comprehensive - sessment Reports, Special Reports and Technical Papers on the state of the und- standing of causes of climate change, its potential impacts, and options for response strategies. In 1998, Working Group III (WG III) of the ongoing Third Assessment was charged by the IPCC Plenary to assess the scientific, technical, environmental, economic and social aspects of the mitigation of climate change and a series of cross-cutting issues such as equity, development and sustainability. Its mandate was changed from a predominantly disciplinary assessment of the economic and social dimensions of climate change in the Second Assessment Report to an interdisciplinary assessment of the options to control the emissions of greenhouse gases and/or enhance their sinks. One key issue of the IPCC Third Assessment Report (TAR) on mitigation of climate change, which has undergone an extensive review by scientists and governments, is the role of present and future behaviour of individuals, households, private and p- lic companies, public authorities and other stakeholders.

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
  • View: 4886
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