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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
  • View: 3664
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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: 2797
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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: 3618
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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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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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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: 982
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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.

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
  • View: 828
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Ecosystem services.

Annual Report

Annual Report

  • Author: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Atmosphere
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 2016
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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: 727
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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
  • View: 2953
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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.

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
  • View: 3805
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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: 1353
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Communicating Global Change Science to Society

Communicating Global Change Science to Society

An Assessment and Case Studies

  • Author: Holm Tiessen
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610911512
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
  • View: 419
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National governments and research scientists may be equally concerned with issues of global environmental change, but their interests-and their timelines-are not the same. Governments are often focused on short-term effects and local impacts of global phenomena. Scientists, on the other hand, are loath to engage in speculation about the specific consequences of large-scale environmental trends.How then can we translate scientific understanding of these trends into public policy?Communicating Global Change Science to Society examines the growing number of instances in which governments and scientists have engaged in research projects in which the goal is to inform policy decisions. It assesses these experiences and suggests their implications for future collaborations.The book begins with a discussion of interactions between science and policy, particularly as they relate to the broad significance of environmental change. It then addresses concerns that emerge from this discussion, including how scientific research results are communicated in democratic societies, the uses (and misuses) of scientific findings, and what the natural and social sciences could learn from each other.

The Coupling of Climate and Economic Dynamics

The Coupling of Climate and Economic Dynamics

Essays on Integrated Assessment

  • Author: Alain Haurie,Laurent Viguier
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402034253
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 384
  • View: 5257
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This book reviews the different approaches used to model the dynamic interactions between climate and economies, and proposes new avenues of research. Its fourteen chapters deal with various aspects of the building of integrated assessment models, either by coupling economic growth and climate change modules, or using mathematical models of viability or dynamic game theory to represent the interactions between the world regions concerned.