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Main Title Confronting climate change : risks, implications, and responses /
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Mintzer, Irving M.
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 1992
OCLC Number 26443363
ISBN 0521420911; 9780521420914; 0521421098; 9780521421096; 9780511608292; 0511608292
Subjects Climatic changes. ; Klimaatveranderingen. ; Klimaänderung ; Umweltpolitik ; Climatologia. ; Effet de serre (météorologie) ; Dioxyde de carbone atmosphérique. ; Rchauffement de la Terre. ; Aufsatzsammlung ; Global warming
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ESAM  QC981.8.G56C663 1992 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/19/1993
Collation xiv, 382 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Living in a warming world / Irving M. Mintzer -- I. The science of climate change. Linkages between global warming, ozone depletion, acid deposition and other aspects of global environmental change / Paul J. Crutzen and Georgii S. Golitsyn -- Climate sensitivity, climate feedbacks and policy implications / Martin I. Hoffert -- Triad strategy for improving climate prediction (Syukuro Manabe) -- Lessons from the ice cores: the rapid climate changes during the last 160,000 years / Hans Oeschger and Irving M. Mintzer -- Changes in climates of the past: lessons for the future / Michael B. McElroy -- Indices and indicators of climate change: issues of detection, validation and climate sensitivity / Tom M.L. Wigley, Graeme I. Pearman and P. Michael Kelly -- II. Impacts of global climate change. Future sea level rise: environmental and socio-political considerations / Richard A. Warrick and Atiq A. Rahman -- Effects of climate change on food production / Martin L. Parry and M.S. Swaminathan -- Effects of climate change on shared fresh water resources / Peter H. Gleick -- Effects of climate change on weather-related disasters / James K. Mitchell and Neil J. Ericksen -- The effects of changing climate on population / Nathan Keyfitz -- III. Energy use and technology. The energy predicament in perspective / John P. Holdren -- Electricity: technological opportunities and management challenges to achieving a low-emissions future / David Jhirad and Irving M. Mintzer -- Transportation in developing nations: managing the institutional and technological transition to a low-emissions future / Jayant Sathaye and Michael Walsh -- IV. Economics and the role of institutions. The economics of near-term reductions in greenhouse gases / Eberhard Jochem and Olav Hohmeyer -- "Wait and see" versus "no regrets": comparing the costs of economic strategies / R.K. Pachauri and Mala Damodaran -- International organizations in a warming world: building a global climate regime / Kilaparti Ramakrishna and Oran R. Young -- Modifying the mandate of existing institutions: NGOs / Navroz K. Dubash and Michael Oppenheimer -- Modifying the mandate of existing institutions: corporations / Peter Schwartz [and others] -- The lesson of continuous improvement (Art Kleiner) -- International trade, technology transfer and climate change / Konrad von Moltke -- V. Equity considerations and future negotiations. Sharing the burden / Michael Grubb [and others] -- Climate negotiations: the North/ south perspective / Tariq Osman Hyder -- Shaping institutions to build new partnerships: lessons from the past and a vision for the future / William a. Nitze, Alan S. Miller and Peter H. Sand.