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- Springer 2007; US$ 269.00
The past 100 years are a key period for understanding climate variability and climate change as it marks the changeover from a climate system dominated by natural influences to a climate system dominated by anthropogenic influences. This volume compiles a number of contributions to a workshop held in Gwatt, Switzerland, in July 2006 dealing with different... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 97.00
Our climate is changing. Less certain, however, is the timing and magnitude of climate change, and the cost of transition to a low-carbon world. This book identifies how climate change policy uncertainty may affect investment behaviour in the power sector. For power companies, where capital stock is intensive and long-lived, those risks rank among... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 319.00
The exclusive role of natural ecosystems is a key factor in the maintenance of the biospheric equilibrium. The current global crisis is largely caused by their dramatic decline by 43% in the past hundred years. Ignoring the immutable laws and limitations which determine the existence of all living things in the biosphere could lead humanity to an ecological... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 44.00
Global warming is the ultimate climate change; this book displays climate variability through past experiences. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2003; US$ 40.00
Global climate change cannot be understood without knowing the fundamental principles of science, economics and politics that condition our policy choices. To that end, the contributors to this volume, experts in their respective fields, take a comprehensive look at the major issues involved. This volume is written for policymakers and informed citizenry... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 49.99
Betrachtet man die steigenden Kohlendioxid-Emissionen, so wird deutlich: Ein grundlegender Wandel hin zu einer nachhaltigen Gesellschaft mit einer Energiebilanz, die keine gefährlichen Folgen für das natürliche Klimasystem verursacht, steht noch aus. Eine Transformation der Energiesysteme hängt nicht allein von den technischen Möglichkeiten ab, sondern... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 59.99
Snow and ice environments support significant biological activity, yet the biological importance of some of these habitats, such as glaciers, has only recently gained appreciation. Collectively, these ecosystems form a significant part of the cryosphere, most of which is situated at high latitudes. These ice environments are important sentinels of... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 124.95
This publication presents a portrait of the social advantages and limitations of climate change related modeling in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region. It addresses the implied but largely uncritiqued relationships between scientific modeling knowledge and local adaptation responses, as well as theoretical perspectives on modeling and adaptation. more...
- Columbia University Press 2000; US$ 43.99
Scientists and policymakers are beginning to understand in ever-increasing detail that environmental problems cannot be understood solely through the biophysical sciences. Environmental issues are fundamentally human issues and must be set in the context of social, political, cultural, and economic knowledge. The need both to understand how human... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 179.00
This is the third volume of a three-volume final report, which thoroughly describes, synthesizes and analyzes the results of the four-year Integrated Research Project CIRCE Climate Change and Impact Research: Mediterranean Environment, funded by the EU 6th Framework Programme. Conducted under the auspices of the National Institute of Geophysics... more...