Assessing Surprises and Nonlinearities in Greenhouse Warming: Proceedings of an Interdisciplinary Workshop

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Resources for the Future, 1993 - Science - 158 pages
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Researchers examine the existing state of knowledge regarding surprises (effects that are not natural extensions of existing trends) and nonlinearities (responses disproportionate to changes in stimuli that may threaten adaptive capacities) in natural and socioeconomic systems confronted with human-induced climatic change.
 

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Contents

Nonlinearities and Surprises in the Links of Farming
36
What Are Nonlinear Responses at the Biome Level?
53
The Importance of Nonlinearities in Global Warming Damage Costs
90
Sorting Out Facts and Uncertainties in Economic Response to
109
Valuation of Effects
133
List of Contributors
155
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