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  • Climate Shockby Gernot Wagner; Martin L. Weitzman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you'd reevaluate your assets. So if we know the world is warming and there's a 10 percent chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren't... more...

  • Study on Climate Change in Southwestern Chinaby Zongxing Li

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 129.00

    This thesis confirms many changes, including sharp temperature rise, interannual variability of precipitation, extreme climate events and significant decreases of sunshine duration and wind speed in southwestern China, and systemically explores the action mechanism between large-scale atmospheric circulation systems, the complicated topography, human... more...

  • Human Securityby Mary Kaldor

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    There is a real security gap in the world today. Millions of people in regions like the Middle East or East and Central Africa or Central Asia where new wars are taking place live in daily fear of violence. Moreover new wars are increasingly intertwined with other global risks the spread of disease, vulnerability to natural disasters, poverty and homelessness.... more...

  • Climate Adaptation Futuresby Jean P. Palutikof; Sarah L. Boulter; Andrew J. Ash; Mark Stafford Smith; Martin Parry; Marie Waschka; Daniela Guitart

    Wiley 2013; US$ 160.00

    Adaptation is the poor cousin of the climate change challenge - the glamour of international debate is around global mitigation agreements, while the bottom-up activities of adaptation, carried out in community halls and local government offices, are often overlooked. Yet, as international forums fail to deliver reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,... more...

  • Climate Change Adaptation in Practiceby Philipp Schmidt-Thome; Johannes Klein

    Wiley 2013; US$ 133.95

    Climate change adaptation is increasingly recognized as complementary part to climate change mitigation.  Climate change affects sea level, the extent of flood prone areas and precipitation patterns among many others. To adapt to these changes, the tasks of municipalities and cities are to implement policies and strategies for changes in land... more...

  • The Challenge of Climate Changeby Daniel P. Perlmutter; Robert L. Rothstein

    Wiley 2011; US$ 84.95

    Global warming and climate change present complex interlocking issues of public policy, multilateral negotiation, and technological advancement.  This book explores both the problems and the opportunities presented by international agreements, and examines the technological developments and policy goals that can be pursued to effect the changes... more...

  • No Rain in the Amazonby Nikolas Kozloff

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    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 South America... more...

  • Climate Change and Technological Optionsby Konrad Soyez; Hartmut Grabl

    Springer 2009; US$ 159.00

    Covers the scientific basis of climate change and the instruments to prevent or reduce negative climate effects. This work discusses evaluation methods for climate impacts from industrial processes. It defines climate relevant processes and measures to reduce their impact such as sequestration. more...

  • Climate Change and Sustainable Developmentby M.A.M. Salih

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Offers an analysis of the complex relations that influence sustainable development within the context of global economic restructuring and the heritage of democracy. This book examines climate change implications for two major global agendas: sustainable development and poverty reduction. more...

  • The Economics of Climate Change Mitigationby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 54.00

    Against the background of a projected doubling of world greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, this book explores feasible ways to abate them at least cost. Through quantitative analysis, it addresses key climate policy issues including: an ideal set of climate policy tools; the size of the economic and environmental costs of incomplete... more...