Climate Change Policy in the United States: The Science, the Politics and the Prospects for Change

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McFarland, Oct 9, 2009 - Political Science - 226 pages
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This overview of global warming and its human causes examines the international agreements regarding climate change and the U.S. response to those agreements, as well as key provisions of the Kyoto Protocol, to explain the difficulties of any subsequent treaties. Framing the scientific debate against moral, ethical, and religious considerations, the book offers potential solutions. The book includes seven maps and tables, notes, bibliography, and index.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
An Overview of the Problem
9
From
41
The Challenge of the PostKyoto Accord
71
Science and AntiScience
90
Morals Ethics and Religion in the Policy Debate
108
Mechanisms for Regulating U S Greenhouse Gas Emissions
126
Technological Solutions
145
Energy Efficiency Conservation Demand Side Management
165
Web Resources
181
Chapter Notes
191
Selected Bibliography
207
Index
213
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The author of numerous articles and book chapters on environmental policy and toxic waste and technology, Dianne Rahm is a professor in the department of Political Science at Texas State University.

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