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  • No Rain in the Amazonby N. Kozloff

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2010; US$ 12.99

    Acting as the planet's air conditioner, the rainforest sucks up millions of tons of greenhouse gases and stores them safely out of the atmosphere. South America's deforestation threatens to unleash a kind of "carbon bomb" that will add to our already deteriorating climate difficulties. As he travels across Peru and Brazil, recognized... more...

  • Cities and Climate Changeby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 82.00

    As the hubs of economic activity, cities drive the vast majority of the world’s energy use and are major contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. Because they are home to major infrastructure and highly concentrated populations, cities are also vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, such as rising sea levels, warmer temperatures... more...

  • Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisionsby Katherine Richardson; Will Steffen; Diana Liverman

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 48.00

    Provides an up-to-date synthesis of all knowledge relevant to the climate change issue, for researchers, professionals and advanced students. more...

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reductionby Rajib Shaw; Juan Pulhin; Joy Pereira

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 164.95

    Following on from Volume 4 in this series, which looked at issues and challenges with regard to Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Volume 5 has a specific focus on Asia. Arguably among the regions of the world most vulnerable to climate change, Asia has different mechanisms for CCA and DRR activities. Synergies between... more...

  • China's responsibility for climate changeby Paul G. Harris

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    This book describes China's contribution to global warming and analyzes its policy responses, examinining China's practical and ethical responsibility from a variety of perspectives. more...

  • After Cancúnby Elmar Altvater; Achim Brunnengräber

    Springer 2011; US$ 49.99

    The world is facing several serious challenges at the close of the fossil and nuclear energy regime: the limited resources of cheap conventional oil can only be surmounted by tapping unconventional oil reserves, e.g. deep sea oil. The explosion of the oil platform Deepwater Horizon in 2010 and the subsequent oil spill caused enormous damage, which... more...

  • Arctic Climate Changeby Peter Lemke; Hans-Werner Jacobi

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    The Arctic is now experiencing some of the most rapid and severe climate change on earth. Over the next 100 years, climate change is expected to accelerate, contributing to major physical, ecological, social, and economic changes, many of which have already begun. Changes in arctic climate will also affect the rest of the world through increased global... more...

  • Accounting for Climate Changeby Daniel Lieberman; Matthias Jonas; Zbigniew Nahorski

    Springer 2010; US$ 149.00

    Uncertainty analysis is a key component of national greenhouse gases inventory analyses. The issues that are raised by the authors in this volume, and the role that uncertainty analysis plays in many of their arguments and/or proposals, highlight the importance of such efforts. Coverage includes: bottom-up versus top-down emission inventory approaches,... more...

  • Extremes in a Changing Climateby Amir AghaKouchak; David Easterling; Kuolin Hsu; Siegfried Schubert; Soroosh Sorooshian

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book provides a collection of the state-of-the-art methodologies and approaches suggested for detecting extremes, trend analysis, accounting for nonstationarities, and uncertainties associated to extreme value analysis in a changing climate condition. Furthermore, the book addresses current hydrometeorologic global data sets and their applications... more...

  • Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countriesby Dorte Verner

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 24.99

    In the Arab countries, climate change is a risk to poverty reduction and economic growth, threatening to unravel many of the development gains that have been achieved. The Arab Region is already suffering adverse consequences from climate variability and change. This book provides information on climate change and its impact in the Arab Region, as... more...