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Global temperature changes

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Adaptation to Climate Changeby Mark Pelling

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Adaptation to Climate Change argues that without care, adaptive actions can deny the deeper political and cultural roots that call for significant change in social and political relations if human vulnerability to climate change associated risk is to be reduced. This book presents a framework for making sense of the range of choices facing humanity,... more...

  • Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern Europe and Cental Asiaby Marianne Fay; Rachel Block; Jane Ebinger

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 24.99

    The climate is changing and many Eastern European and Former Soviet Union countries are vulnerable to the consequences. Many countries are facing warmer temperatures, a changing hydrology and more extremes, droughts, floods, heat waves, windstorms, and forest fires. Already the frequency and cost of natural disasters have risen dramatically in the... more...

  • Adaptive Governance and Climate Changeby Ronald Brunner; Amanda Lynch

    Springer 2010; US$ 29.95

    As greenhouse gas emissions and temperatures at the poles continue to rise, so do damages from extreme weather events affecting countless lives. Meanwhile, ambitious international efforts to cut emissions (Kyoto, Copenhagen) have proved to be politically ineffective or infeasible. There is hope, however, in adaptive governance?an approach that has... more...

  • After Cancúnby Elmar Altvater; Achim Brunnengräber

    Springer 2011; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • The Agile Cityby James S. Russell

    Springer 2012; US$ 35.00

    In a very short time America has realized that global warming poses real challenges to the nation's future. The Agile City engages the fundamental question: what to do about it? Journalist and urban analyst James S. Russell argues that we'll more quickly slow global-warming -and blunt its effects- by retrofitting cities, suburbs, and towns.The... more...

  • Arctic Climate Changeby Peter Lemke; Hans-Werner Jacobi

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    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...

  • Assessing Climate Changeby Donald Rapp

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    Despite the inadequacies of the temperature measurement network, there is little doubt that much of the Earth has been undergoing a moderate warming since about the start of the 20th century, although this warming has been more pronounced in some areas, and it wavered in mid-century. A critical question facing mankind is: Has this global warming been... more...

  • The Bad Science and Bad Policy of Obama's Global Warming Agendaby Roy W. Spencer

    Encounter Books 2010; US$ 5.99

    As the U.N. moves closer to a new global warming treaty, it is time to examine the calls for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The health and welfare of humanity has benefited from access to fossil fuels, and any drastic move to limit that access must have extraordinary evidence to support it. While alternative energy technologies will increasingly... more...