Climate Change: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2009 - Science - 337 pages
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"Climate Change: A Reference Handbook" offers readers a way to separate science from politics on this crucial and often contentious issue. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the science and public policy of climate change, including discussion of historical developments, today's key concepts, and the future of climate science and policy.

"Climate Change" begins by explaining the science behind global climate change, including the growing consensus that human activity is a major contributing factor. It then takes an objective look at the key conflicts in climate science and policy, describes those that have been resolved, and offers a balanced review of proposals for those that have not. A separate chapter focuses on the scientific, economic, and political aspects of climate change as they are playing out specifically in the United States.

 

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Climate Change: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)

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The study of climate change and its impact on our past and present has increased in recent years. Part of ABC-CLIO's "Contemporary World Issues" series, this compact volume provides a useful ... Read full review

Contents

1 Background and History
1
2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
43
3 Worldwide Perspective
95
4 Chronology
129
5 Biographical Sketches
155
6 Data and Documents
185
7 Directory of Organizations
237
8 Resources
273
Glossary
313
Index
325
About the Authors
337
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About the author (2009)

David L. Downie, PhD, is director of environmental studies at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. His published works include Global Environmental Politics, 4th Edition and The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy.

Kate Brash is assistant director of the Global Roundtable on Climate Change at Columbia University, New York, NY.

Catherine Vaughan is the program coordinator at the Global Roundtable on Climate Change at Columbia University, New York, NY.

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