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Human-Induced Climate Change
An Interdisciplinary Assessment

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F. de la Chesnaye, J. Edmonds, H. Kheshgi, C. D. Kolstad, J. Reilly, R. Richels, M. Schlesinger, J. B. Smith, T. Wilson, H. Kheshgi, N. Andronova, S. Dessai, M. Hulme, B. Li, J. E. Penner, M. Wang, A. Kumar, L. Rotstayn, B. Santer,S. Menon, A. Del Genio, H. Kheshgi, A. K. Jain, M. Schaeffer, B. Eickhout, M. Hoogwijk, B. Strengers, D. van Vuuren, R. Leemans, T. Opsteegh, T. M. L. Wigley, R. G. Richels, R. Prinn, J. Reilly, M. Sarofim, C. Wang, B. Felzer, R. Mendelsohn, L. Williams, R. J. Nicholls, R. S. J. Tol, J. W. Hall, K. L. Ebi, S. Kovats, J. M. Hamilton, G. Yohe, P. Kurukulasuriya, R. Mendelsohn,. J. Reilly, J. Sathaye, J. Dooley, S. K. Kim, M. Wise, J. Friedmann, J. L. Sweeney, P. M. Bernstein, R. L. Earle, W. D. Montgomery, B. Sohngen, R. Mendelsohn, Bruce A. McCarl, M-K. Kim, H-C. Lee, B. C. Murray, R. D. Sands, U. A. Schneider, N. Ramankutty, T. Hertel, H.-L. Lee, S. K. Rose, C. Delhotal, B. DeAngelo, D. Ottinger-Schaefer, D. Godwin, S. Paltsev, J. Reilly, H. Jacoby, K. H. Tay, G. Yohe, C. Kolstad, T. Wilson, B. Pizer, M. Kainuma, Y. Matsuoka, T. Masui, K Takahashi, J. Fujino, Y. Hijioka, W. D. Montgomery, A. E. Smith, K. Keller, S.-R. Kim, J. Baehr Y. Li, D. F. Bradford, M. Oppenheimer, M. Webster, F. L. Toth, H. M. Pitcher, G. M. Stokes, E. L. Malone, R. G. Richels, A. S. Manne, B. S. Fisher
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  • Date Published: November 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521866033

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  • Bringing together many of the world's leading experts, this volume is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of climate change science, impacts, mitigation, adaptation, and policy. It provides an integrated assessment of research on the key topics that underlie current controversial policy questions. The first part of the book addresses recent topics and findings related to the physical-biological earth system. The next part of the book surveys estimates of the impacts of climate change for different sectors and regions. The third part examines current topics related to mitigation of greenhouse gases and explores the potential roles of various technological options. The last part focuses on policy design under uncertainty. Dealing with the scientific, economic and policy questions at the forefront of the climate change issue, this book will be invaluable for graduate students, researchers and policymakers interested in all aspects of climate change and the issues that surround it.

    • A solid overview of research on key topics that underlie currently controversial policy questions
    • Comprehensive treatment of topics from science, decision making and risk communication
    • Chapters are written so that they can be understood across a range of disciplines
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521866033
    • length: 451 pages
    • dimensions: 283 x 225 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.498kg
    • contains: 172 b/w illus. 16 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Dedication
    Foreword
    Part I. Climate System Science: Preface
    1. The concept of climate sensitivity: history and development
    2. Effect of black carbon on mid-troposphere and surface temperature trends
    3. Evaluating the impacts of carbonaceous aerosols on clouds and climate
    4. Probabilistic estimates of climate change: methods, assumptions and examples
    5. The potential response of historical terrestrial carbon storage to changes in land use, atmospheric CO2 and climate
    6. The albedo climate impacts of biomass and carbon plantations compared to the CO2 impact
    7. Overshoot pathways to CO2 stabilisation in a multi-gas context
    8. Effects of air pollution control on climate results from an integrated global system model
    Part II. Impacts and Adaptation: Preface
    9. Dynamic forecasts of the sectoral impacts of global warming
    10. Assessing impacts and responses to global-mean sea-level rise
    11. Developments in health models for integrated assessments
    12. The impact of climate change on tourism and recreation
    13. Using adaptive capacity to gain access to the decision-intensive ministries
    14. The impact of climate change on Africa
    Part III. Mitigation: Preface
    15. Representing energy efficiency in bottom-up models
    16. Technology in an integrated assessment model: the potential regional deployment of carbon capture and storage in the context of global CO2 stabilisation
    17. Moving toward a hydrogen economy: light duty vehicles
    18. The role of expectations in modelling costs of climate change policies
    19. A global perspective on terrestrial carbon sequestration
    20. Terrestrial mitigation of GHGs, US perspective Bruce A.
    21. Global agricultural land use data for integrated assessment modelling
    22. Past, present and future of non-CO2 analysis
    23. How (and why) do climate policy costs differ among countries?
    24. Lessons for mitigation from the foundations of monetary policy in the United States
    Part IV. Policy Design and Decision Making Under Uncertainty: Preface
    25. Climate policy design under uncertainty .
    26. Climate policy assessment using the Asia-Pacific integrated model
    27. Price, quantity and technology strategies for climate change policy
    28. Uncertain climate thresholds and the economic value of information
    29. Prudent policy or boiling frogs: can standard two-period decision models give false justification for waiting for action?
    30. Long-term climate stabilisation: methods and models for decision-making under uncertainty
    31. Whither integrated assessment? Reflections from the leading edge
    32. Moving beyond concentrations: the challenge of limiting temperature change
    33. International climate policy: approaches to policies and measures and international coordination and cooperation
    Index.

  • Editors

    Michael E. Schlesinger, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Michael Schlesinger is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

    Haroon S. Kheshgi, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
    Haroon Kheshgi is Advanced Research Associate for Corporate Strategic Research at the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company.

    Joel Smith, Stratus Consulting Ltd, Boulder
    Joel Smith is a Vice President with Stratus Consulting Inc. in Boulder, Colorado.

    Francisco C. de la Chesnaye, US Environmental Protection Agency
    Francisco de la Chesnaye is Chief of the Climate Economics Branch for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Vice President for Status Consulting Inc, Boulder, Colorado.

    John M. Reilly, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    John Reilly is the Associate Director for Research in the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, and a Senior Research Scientist in the Laboratory for Energy and Environment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Tom Wilson, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto
    Tom Wilson is Principal Project Manager for Climate Change Research at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

    Charles Kolstad, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Contributors

    F. de la Chesnaye, J. Edmonds, H. Kheshgi, C. D. Kolstad, J. Reilly, R. Richels, M. Schlesinger, J. B. Smith, T. Wilson, H. Kheshgi, N. Andronova, S. Dessai, M. Hulme, B. Li, J. E. Penner, M. Wang, A. Kumar, L. Rotstayn, B. Santer,S. Menon, A. Del Genio, H. Kheshgi, A. K. Jain, M. Schaeffer, B. Eickhout, M. Hoogwijk, B. Strengers, D. van Vuuren, R. Leemans, T. Opsteegh, T. M. L. Wigley, R. G. Richels, R. Prinn, J. Reilly, M. Sarofim, C. Wang, B. Felzer, R. Mendelsohn, L. Williams, R. J. Nicholls, R. S. J. Tol, J. W. Hall, K. L. Ebi, S. Kovats, J. M. Hamilton, G. Yohe, P. Kurukulasuriya, R. Mendelsohn,. J. Reilly, J. Sathaye, J. Dooley, S. K. Kim, M. Wise, J. Friedmann, J. L. Sweeney, P. M. Bernstein, R. L. Earle, W. D. Montgomery, B. Sohngen, R. Mendelsohn, Bruce A. McCarl, M-K. Kim, H-C. Lee, B. C. Murray, R. D. Sands, U. A. Schneider, N. Ramankutty, T. Hertel, H.-L. Lee, S. K. Rose, C. Delhotal, B. DeAngelo, D. Ottinger-Schaefer, D. Godwin, S. Paltsev, J. Reilly, H. Jacoby, K. H. Tay, G. Yohe, C. Kolstad, T. Wilson, B. Pizer, M. Kainuma, Y. Matsuoka, T. Masui, K Takahashi, J. Fujino, Y. Hijioka, W. D. Montgomery, A. E. Smith, K. Keller, S.-R. Kim, J. Baehr Y. Li, D. F. Bradford, M. Oppenheimer, M. Webster, F. L. Toth, H. M. Pitcher, G. M. Stokes, E. L. Malone, R. G. Richels, A. S. Manne, B. S. Fisher

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