Climate Change and Technological Options: Basic facts, Evaluation and Practical Solutions

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Springer, Feb 23, 2009 - Science - 219 pages
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An up-to-date text on climate change focussing on technical solutions for the most important and climate relevant economic sectors is presented. It is intended for key decision makers, and administrators within industry, agricultural and energy sectors, as well as masters students and post graduates. The first of three sections covers the scientific basis of climate change and theáinstruments to prevent or reduce negative climate effects. It includes a survey covering current practices at different levels. The second discusses evaluation methods for climate impacts from industrial processes. Climate relevant processes and measures to reduce their impact such as sequestration are defined in the final section, with the main focus being on renewable resources. Details are given on climate impacts of waste prevention, recycling and waste management as well as are proposals for every day solutions.

 

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Contents

Climate Modelling
29
Consequences of Mean Global Warming 43
42
Impacts of and Adaptation to Climate Change
51
Sustainable Development and Climate Change
59
International Climate Policy Approaches
71
Evaluation of climate effects 81
80
Climate effects and mitigation potentials of economic sectors
97
Energy related climate impacts 175
174
Individual activities to reduce climate impacts
203
Literature
209
Indication of Sources in Subtitles of Figures
219
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