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Power in a Warming World

Author : David Ciplet
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An examination of shifting global power dynamics in climate change politics, and how this affects our ability to achieve equitable and sustainable climate outcomes. After nearly a quarter century of international negotiations on climate change, we stand at a crossroads. A new set of agreements is likely to fail to prevent the global climate's destabilization. Islands and coastlines face inundation, and widespread drought, flooding, and famine are expected to worsen in the poorest and most vulnerable countries. How did we arrive at an entirely inequitable and scientifically inadequate international response to climate change? In Power in a Warming World, David Ciplet, J. Timmons Roberts, and Mizan Khan, bring decades of combined experience as negotiators, researchers, and activists to bear on this urgent question. Combining rich empirical description with a political economic view of power relations, they document the struggles of states and social groups most vulnerable to a changing climate and describe the emergence of new political coalitions that take climate politics beyond a simple North-South divide. They offer six future scenarios in which power relations continue to shift as the world warms. A focus on incremental market-based reform, they argue, has proven insufficient for challenging the enduring power of fossil fuel interests, and will continue to be inadequate without a bolder, more inclusive and aggressive response.

Nuclear Power in a Warming World

Author : United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
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Nuclear Power in a Warming World

Author : United States. Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. House. Congress
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Nuclear Power in a Warming World

Author : United States House of Representatives
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Nuclear power in a warming world: solution or illusion?: hearing before the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, March 12, 2008.

Nuclear Power in a Warming World

Author : United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
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Nuclear Power in a Warming World

Author : United States Congress
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Nuclear power in a warming world: solution or illusion? : hearing before the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, March 12, 2008.

Energy for a Warming World

Author : Alan John Sangster
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"Energy for a Warming World" challenges the commonplace notion that the amount of power which mankind can potentially harness from renewable resources is more than large enough to assuage future demand levels. By examining the renewable issue from an electrical engineering perspective, and exercising due regard for the limited capability of current and future electrical generation and transmission systems, this book attempts to provide more realistic statistics for the levels of power which could be extracted from sustainable resources in the critical time frame of 30 to 40 years. The engineering logic leads inexorably to the importance of taking a global outlook on the switch to renewable power supply and transmission – an outlook which has some surprising and uncomfortable ramifications for mankind. "Energy for a Warming World" provides a new perspective on renewable resources for academics and researchers in environmental or electrical power engineering, as well as to students in related areas.

The United States in a Warming World

Author : Thomas L. Brewer
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Balanced factual and conceptual analysis of the political and economic factors that shape the United States' responses to climate change.

Earth Under Fire

Author : Gary Braasch
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Award-winning photojournalist Braasch presents this illustrated guide to the effects of climate change on the Earth and its inhabitants. The accompanying text offers an upbeat and intelligent account of how to lessen the effects of our near total dependence on fossil fuel.

Work in a Warming World

Author : Carla Lipsig-Mummé
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Global warming is perhaps the greatest challenge facing the twenty-first century. Environmental polices on the one hand, and economic and labour market polices on the other, often exist in separate silos creating a dilemma that Work in a Warming World confronts. The world of work - goods, services, and resources - produces most of the greenhouse gases created by human activity. In engaging essays, contributors demonstrate how the world of work and the labour movement need to become involved in the struggle to slow global warming, and the ways in which environmental and economic policies need to be linked dynamically in order to effect positive change. Addressing the dichotomy of competing public policies in a Canadian context, Work in a Warming World presents ways of creating an effective response to global warming and key building blocks toward a national climate strategy.

Nuclear Power in a Warming World Solution Or Illusion Serial No 110 28 March 12 2008 110 2 Hearing

Author : United States. Congress. House
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Coal Power in a Warming World

Author : Barbara E. Freese
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Nuclear Power in a Warming World

Author : Lisbeth Gronlund
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Global Warming Scare Is Population Reduction Not Science

Author : Helga Zepp-LaRouche
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Exactly 70 years after the end of the Nazi dictatorship, preparations are underway--largely unnoticed or misinterpreted by unsuspecting contemporaries--for the establishment of a fascist world government which would exceed Hitler's most audacious dreams. In place of the discredited doctrine of eugenics, which provided the pretense then for the elimination of so-called “inferior races,” today it is the swindle of alleged anthropogenic climate change which supplies the argumentation to establish a global eco-dictatorship whose results, and whose declared intention is to eliminate six billion human beings--if it is not stopped. --from the Introduction by Helga Zepp-LaRouche Report Contents: INTRODUCTION Defend Mankind from the Satanic Climate-Change Swindle by Helga Zepp-LaRouche I. DEPOPULATION PLOT: BRITISH SATANISTS CAPTURE THE VATICAN How the British Turned Genocide and Race Science 'Green' by Jeffrey Steinberg British Crown's Depopulation Pope: CBE Hans Joachim Schellnhuber The Encyclical from Hell by Paul Gallagher Prince Philip: Founding Father of the Environmentalist Movement by Alicia Cerretani Interview with Paul Driessen: Develop the Ultimate Resource--The Mind II. THE TRUE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE Temperature Doesn't Follow CO2 As Alarmists Claim by Benjamin Deniston What Causes Climate Change? The Sun, the Solar System, and the Galaxy by Benjamin Deniston 'Methods' of Climate Alarmists by Benjamin Deniston III. REJECT 'DECARBONIZATION' FRAUD Increasing Energy Flux-Density: The Only Competent Energy Policy by Benjamin Deniston Germany: Case Study in the Failure of Green Energy by Alicia Cerretani, Benjamin Deniston The Facts on Fusion by Liona Fan-Chiang, Benjamin Deniston Wall Street and London Made a 'Carbon Copy' of the Subprime Swindle by Paul Gallagher U.S. 'Green Disease' Spread After Kennedys and King Were Eliminated by Marcia Merry Baker

The United States in a Warming World

Author : Thomas L. Brewer
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Addressing the widespread desire to better understand how climate change issues are addressed in the United States, this book provides an unparalleled analysis of features of the US economic and political system that are essential to understanding its responses to climate change. The introductory chapter presents a firm historical context, with the remainder of the book offering balanced and factual discussions of government, business and public responses to issues of energy policies, congressional activity on climate change, and US government involvement in international conferences. Abundant statistical evidence illustrates key concepts and supports analytic themes such as market failures, free riders, and the benefits and costs of alternative courses of action among industry sectors and geographic areas within the US. Written for audiences both outside and within the US, this accessible book is essential reading for anyone interested in climate change, energy, sustainable development or related issues around the world.

India in a Warming World

Author : Navroz K. Dubash
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Riven with scientific uncertainty, contending interests, and competing interpretations, the problem of climate change poses an existential challenge. For India, such a challenge is compounded by the immediate concerns of eradicating poverty and accelerating development. Moreover, India has played a relatively limited role thus far in causing the problem. Despite these complicating factors, India has to engage this challenge because a pathway to development innocent of climate change is no longer possible. The volume seeks to encourage public debate on climate change as part of India’s larger development discourse. This volume brings together leading researchers and practitioners—negotiators, activists, and policymakers—to lay out the emergent debate on climate change in India. Through these chapters, the contributors hope to deepen clarity both on why India should engage with climate change and how it can best do so, even while appreciating and representing the challenges inherent in doing so.

Under the Sky We Make

Author : Kimberly Nicholas PhD
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It's warming. It's us. We're sure. It's bad. But we can fix it. After speaking to the international public for close to fifteen years about sustainability, climate scientist Dr. Nicholas realized that concerned people were getting the wrong message about the climate crisis. Yes, companies and governments are hugely responsible for the mess we're in. But individuals CAN effect real, significant, and lasting change to solve this problem. Nicholas explores finding purpose in a warming world, combining her scientific expertise and her lived, personal experience in a way that seems fresh and deeply urgent: Agonizing over the climate costs of visiting loved ones overseas, how to find low-carbon love on Tinder, and even exploring her complicated family legacy involving supermarket turkeys. In her astonishing book Under the Sky We Make, Nicholas does for climate science what Michael Pollan did more than a decade ago for the food on our plate: offering a hopeful, clear-eyed, and somehow also hilarious guide to effecting real change, starting in our own lives. Saving ourselves from climate apocalypse will require radical shifts within each of us, to effect real change in our society and culture. But it can be done. It requires, Dr. Nicholas argues, belief in our own agency and value, alongside a deep understanding that no one will ever hand us power--we're going to have to seize it for ourselves.

Facing a Warming World A True Book Understanding Climate Change

Author : Melissa McDaniel
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How did scientists come to understand that climate change is happening? And how is it affecting human societies today? This book explores the human response to climate change over the past century. Chapters address the health effects and emotional impact of climate change, as well as how people are working to solve the problem, from protests to political and technological change.Glaciers are melting. Summers are heating up. Sea levels are on the rise. Climate change is affecting every corner of our planet - and it's the subject of a lot of concern, activism, and debate. STEM meets current events in this new A True Book set that offers readers the chance to learn about the causes and effects of climate change, as well as how people around the world are reacting to it. Students will read about the history and scope of the problem, analyze the same kinds of evidence that scientists do, and come away with tools that will help them respond to this pressing global issue.This series covers Next Generation Science Standards core ideas including Weather and Climate, Human Impacts on Earth Systems, Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer, and Biodiversity and Humans.

Economic Choices in a Warming World

Author : Christian de Perthuis
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Since the publication of the Stern Review, economists have started to ask more normative questions about climate change. Should we act now or tomorrow? What is the best theoretical carbon price to reach long-term abatement targets? How do we discount the long-term costs and benefits of climate change? This provocative book argues that these are the wrong sorts of questions to ask because they don't take into account the policies that have already been implemented. Instead, it urges us to concentrate on existing policies and tools by showing how the development of carbon markets could dramatically reduce world greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, triggering policies to build a new low-carbon energy system while restructuring the way agriculture interacts with forests. This provides an innovative perspective on how a post-Kyoto international climate regime could emerge from agreements between the main GHG emitters capping their emissions and building an international carbon market.

Higher Education Institutions in a Global Warming World The transition of Higher Education Institutions to a Low Carbon Economy

Author : Azeiteiro, Ulisses M.
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Higher Education Institutions in a Global Warming World aims to contribute to the global debate on Sustainability in Higher Education, and in particular to the transition of Higher Education Institutions to a Low Carbon Economy. The transition of Higher Education Institutions towards a Low Carbon Economy is aligned with the Paris Agreement, and with Sustainable Development Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. It is also consistent with the European Commission´s Climate strategies and targets and with the aims of the European Climate Change Program. Transitioning to a low carbon economy represents one of the most significant and urgent challenges we are facing, and Universities have a critical role to play in fostering a low carbon future, especially by developing innovative solutions. This book intends to be a contribution to this discussion about Sustainability in Higher Education, namely the transition of Higher Education Institutions to a Low Carbon Economy.