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Other Climate Change books from Cambridge
By Bert Bolin
A unique history of the IPCC, written by its first Chairman.
Cabinet Office - HM Treasury
"...makes clear that the question is not whether we can afford to act, but whether we can afford not to act..."
Joseph Stiglitz, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economics, 2001
"Future generations may come to regard the apocalyptic report by Sir Nicholas Stern … as the turning point in combating global warming, or as the missed opportunity… he has ripped up the last excuse for inaction."
Michael D. King
"...an awe-inspiring collection of images of the Earth from space. This wonderful volume provides a masterful association of imagery and explanation. You will have difficulty closing it once opened. I give it my highest recommendation."
"...The emphasis is on change, and here the images of shrinking glaciers are particularly impressive …This volume illustrates …how much can be learned from integrated views of large areas, up to the planetary dimension."
"The book provides a compilation of stunning images that will appeal to the human and the aesthetic in each of us, as the world is a staggeringly beautiful place at almost every scale we choose to observe … the planet is truly beautiful - small, precious, intricate, detailed and complex.… the book is equivalent to a medical report on the health of the Earth."
Michael E. Schlesinger
Bringing together many of the world's leading experts, this volume is a comprehensive review of climate change science, impacts, mitigation, adaptation, and policy.
Robert L. Evans
Overview of current energy supply and demand for students, policymakers, and readers with an interest in this cutting edge debate.
William J. Burroughs
"...a recommended read for the informed layman and student seeking a wider background in this topical but complex field."
"Burroughs is to be congratulated for having written a serious and up-to-date book that competently surveys many highly technical aspects of modern climate science but manages to do so in a non-mathematical manner."
Edited by Joseph E. Aldy and Robert N. Stavins
"The Kyoto Protocol was at best an imperfect and incomplete first step toward an effective response to the enormously difficult problem of climate change, which is characterized by huge stakes, great uncertainties, global scope, and a time-scale measured in decades or centuries. In this important volume, Joseph Aldy, Robert Stavins, and a host of distinguished contributors provide a thoughtful exploration of a range of alternative post-Kyoto top-down and bottom-up regimes and their implications. This book should be read by everyone who takes climate change seriously as a policy problem."
"The scope and coverage of the book is its real strength: it is excellent … exactly what is needed within this field, namely a challenging, stimulating and very rewarding introduction to a complex literature … Carter's book comes very highly recommended and it is now arguably the best book of its type available."
"...a widely praised book on global warming and its consequences."
"Sir John Houghton is one of the few people who can legitimately use the phrase ‘the complete briefing’ as a subtitle for a book on global warming … Sir John has done us all a great favour in presenting such a wealth of material so clearly and accessibly and in drawing attention to the ethical underpinnings of our interpretation of this area of environmental science."
"...it provides one of the most readable and authoritative statements of the basic science and its implications."
Andrew E. Dessler, Edward A. Parson
"...there is a real need for a comprehensive book on climate change ...The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change is it. It does exactly what the title and subtitle promise, providing insights into the causes and effects of the contributing meteorological phenomena and into why it has been so hard to get consensus among governments … copies should be shipped to anyone who doubts the reality of climate change, starting with presidents in denial."
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