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Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change

Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change

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Tony Blair, John Schellnhuber, Wolfgang Cramer, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Tom Wigley, Gary Yohe, Dennis Tirpak, Rt, Hon, Margaret Beckett, MP, Rajendra Pachauri, Stephen H. Schneider, Janica Lane, Chris Rapley, Jason A. Lowe, Jonathan M. Gregory, Jeff Ridley, Philippe Huybrechts, Robert J. Nicholls, Matthew Collins, Michael E. Schlesinger, Jianjun Yin, Natalia G. Andronova, Sergey Malyshev, Bin Li, Richard Wood, Matthew Collins, Jonathan Gregory, Glen Harris, Michael Vellinga, Peter G. Challenor, Robin K. S. Hankin, Robert Marsh, C. Turley, J. C. Blackford, S. Widdicombe, D. Lowe, P. D. Nightingale, A. P. Rees, Yu. A. Izrael, S. M. Semenov, Farhana Yamin, Joel B. Smith, Ian Burton, Rachel Warren, Arnold van Vliet, Rik Leemans, John Lanchbery, Simon L. Lewis, Oliver L. Phillips, Timothy R. Baker, Yadvinder Malhi, Jon Lloyd, Peter M. Cox, Chris Huntingford, Chris D. Jones, Anand Patwardhan, Upasna Sharma, Nigel W. Arnell, Bill Hare, A. J. Challinor, T. R. Wheeler, T. M. Osborne, J. M. Slingo, Robert J. Nicholls, Jason A. Lowe, Susan Joy Hassol, Robert W. Corell, Tonje Folkestad, Mark New, Jed O. Kaplan, Josefino C. Comiso, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Terry Fenge, Paul Crowley, Lynn D. Rosentrater, Will Steffen, Geoff Love, Penny Whetton, Katharine Hayhoe, Peter Frumhoff, Amy Luers, Christopher Field, Anthony Nyong, Isabelle Niang-Diop, Hideo Harasawa, Michael D. Mastrandrea, Malte Meinshausen, Myles Allen, Natalia Andronova, Ben Booth, Suraje Dessai, David Frame, Chris Forest, Jonathan Gregory, Gabi Hegerl, Reto Knutti, Claudio Piani, David Sexton, David Stainforth, Richard S. J. Tol, Gary W. Yohe, Michel den Elzen, Malte Meinshausen, Steffen Kallbekken, Nathan Rive, David Stainforth, Myles Allen, David Frame, Claudio Piani, Chris D. Jones, Peter M. Cox, Chris Huntingford, Bert Metz, Detlef van Vuuren, Robert Socolow, Keigo Akimoto, Toshimasa Tomoda, Terry Barker, Haoran Pan, Jonathan Köhler, Rachel Warren, Sarah Winne, Jae Edmonds, Steven J. Smith, Jon Gibbins, Stuart Haszeldine, Sam Holloway, Jonathan Pearce, John Oakey, Simon Shackley, Carol Turley, Peter Read
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  • Date Published: March 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521864718

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  • The impacts of climate change are already being observed in a variety of sectors and there is greater clarity that these changes are being caused by human activities, mainly through release of greenhouse gases. In 2005 the UK Government hosted the Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change conference to take an in-depth look at the scientific issues associated with climate change. This volume presents findings from the leading international scientists that attended the conference. The topics addressed include critical thresholds and key vulnerabilities of the climate system, impacts on human and natural systems, socioeconomic costs and benefits of emissions pathways, and technological options for meeting different stabilisation levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The volume provides invaluable information for researchers in environmental science, climatology, and atmospheric chemistry, policy-makers in governments and environmental organizations, and scientists and engineers in industry.

    • Presents the most recent findings from the leading international scientists
    • Foreword from Prime Minister Tony Blair; Introduction from Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC
    • Illustrated with colour figures throughout
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    ""This book presents the most recent findings from the leading international scientists that attended the conference. Topics include critical thresholds and key vulnerabilities of the climate system, impacts on human and natural systems, socioeconomic costs and benefits of emissions pathways, and technological options for meeting different stabilization levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere."
    Natural Hazards Observer

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521864718
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 216 x 24 mm
    • weight: 1.23kg
    • contains: 110 b/w illus. 50 colour illus. 25 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Key Vulnerabilities of the Climate System and Critical Thresholds
    Part II. General Perspectives on Dangerous Impacts
    Part III. Key Vulnerabilities for Ecosystems and Biodiversity
    Part IV. Socio-Economic Effects
    Part V. Regional Perspectives
    Part VI. Emission Pathways
    Part VII. Technological Options.

  • Editors

    Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    Wolfgang Cramer, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Nebojsa Nakicenovic, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

    Tom Wigley, National Center for Atmospheric Research

    Gary Yohe, Wesleyan University, Connecticut

    Introduction by

    Rajendra Pachauri

    Foreword

    Tony Blair

    Contributors

    Tony Blair, John Schellnhuber, Wolfgang Cramer, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Tom Wigley, Gary Yohe, Dennis Tirpak, Rt, Hon, Margaret Beckett, MP, Rajendra Pachauri, Stephen H. Schneider, Janica Lane, Chris Rapley, Jason A. Lowe, Jonathan M. Gregory, Jeff Ridley, Philippe Huybrechts, Robert J. Nicholls, Matthew Collins, Michael E. Schlesinger, Jianjun Yin, Natalia G. Andronova, Sergey Malyshev, Bin Li, Richard Wood, Matthew Collins, Jonathan Gregory, Glen Harris, Michael Vellinga, Peter G. Challenor, Robin K. S. Hankin, Robert Marsh, C. Turley, J. C. Blackford, S. Widdicombe, D. Lowe, P. D. Nightingale, A. P. Rees, Yu. A. Izrael, S. M. Semenov, Farhana Yamin, Joel B. Smith, Ian Burton, Rachel Warren, Arnold van Vliet, Rik Leemans, John Lanchbery, Simon L. Lewis, Oliver L. Phillips, Timothy R. Baker, Yadvinder Malhi, Jon Lloyd, Peter M. Cox, Chris Huntingford, Chris D. Jones, Anand Patwardhan, Upasna Sharma, Nigel W. Arnell, Bill Hare, A. J. Challinor, T. R. Wheeler, T. M. Osborne, J. M. Slingo, Robert J. Nicholls, Jason A. Lowe, Susan Joy Hassol, Robert W. Corell, Tonje Folkestad, Mark New, Jed O. Kaplan, Josefino C. Comiso, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Terry Fenge, Paul Crowley, Lynn D. Rosentrater, Will Steffen, Geoff Love, Penny Whetton, Katharine Hayhoe, Peter Frumhoff, Amy Luers, Christopher Field, Anthony Nyong, Isabelle Niang-Diop, Hideo Harasawa, Michael D. Mastrandrea, Malte Meinshausen, Myles Allen, Natalia Andronova, Ben Booth, Suraje Dessai, David Frame, Chris Forest, Jonathan Gregory, Gabi Hegerl, Reto Knutti, Claudio Piani, David Sexton, David Stainforth, Richard S. J. Tol, Gary W. Yohe, Michel den Elzen, Malte Meinshausen, Steffen Kallbekken, Nathan Rive, David Stainforth, Myles Allen, David Frame, Claudio Piani, Chris D. Jones, Peter M. Cox, Chris Huntingford, Bert Metz, Detlef van Vuuren, Robert Socolow, Keigo Akimoto, Toshimasa Tomoda, Terry Barker, Haoran Pan, Jonathan Köhler, Rachel Warren, Sarah Winne, Jae Edmonds, Steven J. Smith, Jon Gibbins, Stuart Haszeldine, Sam Holloway, Jonathan Pearce, John Oakey, Simon Shackley, Carol Turley, Peter Read

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