Resolving The Climate Change Crisis

Author: Philip Lawn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401775028
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Resolving The Climate Change Crisis from the Author: Philip Lawn. This book explains why the climate change crisis is a symptom of a much larger underlying problem – namely, humankind’s predilection with continuous GDP-growth. Given this starting point, the world’s high-income nations must begin the transition to a qualitatively-improving steady-state economy and low-income nations must follow suit at some stage over the next 20-40 years. Unless they do, a well-designed emissions protocol will be as useless as the paper it is written on. Adopting an ecological economic approach, this book sets out why we must abandon the goal of continuous growth; how we can do so in a way that improves human well-being; what constitutes a safe atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases; and what type of emissions protocol and emissions-trading framework is likely to achieve a desirable climate change outcome. Failure of the world’s leaders to achieve these goals will not only put future human well-being at risk, it will threaten freedom in the liberal-democratic tradition and international peace.

Global Crisis

Author: Ian Jackson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351350498
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Global Crisis from the Author: Ian Jackson. Few historians can claim to have undertaken historical analysis on as grand a scale as Geoffrey Parker in his 2013 work Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century. It is a doorstop of a book that surveys the 'general crisis of the 17th century, ' shows that it was experienced practically throughout the world, and was not merely a European phenomenon, and links it to the impact of climate change in the form of the advent of a cold period known as the 'Little Ice Age.' Parker's triumph is made possible by the deployment of formidable critical thinking skills - reasoning, to construct an engaging overall argument from very disparate material, and analysis, to re-examine and understand the plethora of complex secondary sources on which his book is built. In critical thinking, analysis is all about understanding the features and structures of argument: how given reasons lead to conclusions, and what kinds of implicit reasons and assumptions are being used. Historical analysis applies the same skills to the fabric of history, asking how given chains of events occur, how different reasons and factors interact, and so on. Parker, though, takes things further than most in his quest to understand the meaning of a century's-worth of turbulence spread across the whole globe. Beginning by breaking down the evidence for significant climatic cooling in the 17th-century (due to decreased solar activity), he moves on to detailed study of the effects the cooling had on societies and regimes across the world. From this detailed spadework, he constructs a persuasive argument that accounts for the different ways in which the effects of climate change played out across the century - an argument with profound implications for a future likely to see serious climate change of its own.

Climate Change And Energy

Author: Yoichi Kaya
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1783265620
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Climate Change And Energy from the Author: Yoichi Kaya. Within the contexts of the global warming crisis facing the world, climate change mitigation strategies must be developed with a deep understanding of the science behind the impact of climate change and adaptations that must be made. This book discusses the mitigation strategy of climate change from the perspective of Japan and adopts a comprehensive view on climate change science, taking into consideration the recent international discussions on the subject, including those of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Furthermore, this book discusses energy and environment strategies in Japan, particularly after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power accident, underpinning Japan's historical lack of natural resource and the resulting difficulties it faces in keeping up with the demand for energy. Finally, this book provides the quantitative model to assess scenarios for climate mitigation and their associated costs and economic impacts for the formulation of a national strategy for an effective and sustainable set of climate change mitigation measures. Contents:Overview: Basic Strategy for Mitigating Climate Change (Yoichi Kaya):Brief History of the Reaction of Mankind to Climate ChangeCauses and Impacts of Climate ChangeThe 2-Degree TargetCharacteristics of Energy and Measures for Reducing CO2 EmissionDiscussion on Attainability of the 2-Degree TargetConstruction of a New TargetJapan's Energy and Environmental Policy (Kenji Yamaji):Brief History of Japan's Energy and Environmental PolicyReconstruction of Energy and Environmental Policy after FukushimaManaging the Nuclear RiskThe Future of Renewable EnergyFrontiers of Energy and Environmental Policy in JapanModel Analysis for Climate Change Mitigation Strategy (Keigo Akimoto):Introduction to Model Analysis for Climate Change Mitigation StrategyAssessment of Sustainable Development ScenariosAssessment of Climate Change Mitigation MeasuresAssessment of Japanese Energy and Environmental Strategy Readership: Graduate students, researchers and readers interested in energy studies and climate change mitigation. Key Features:There are few books for climate change mitigation written in English from a Japanese point of viewThe authors are outstanding researchers for climate change mitigation and energy policies in JapanThe lead author, Yoichi Kaya, is also well known within the research society for climate change mitigation in the world as the developer of the “Kaya-identity”, which has often been adopted in several IPCC reportsKeywords:Climate Change;Mitigation;Energy;CO2;Japan

Climate Change Across The Curriculum

Author: Eric J. Fretz
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498511198
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Climate Change Across The Curriculum from the Author: Eric J. Fretz. Climate Change across the Curriculum examines ways of thinking and conveying information about climate change across university curricula and within academic disciplines. The contributors provide methods, strategies, rationales, and theoretical justifications for teaching climate issues at the university level. The content of this book aims to introduce climate change to classes outside of the sciences, as it will take a wide range of disciplines, broader institutional thinking, and experimentation to fully engage university resources and knowledge toward the mitigation of fossil fuel consumption and adaptation to the negative consequences of climate change. Climate Change across the Curriculum encourages professors to engage salient aspects of their academic disciplines to the study of climate issues in the classroom, as well as sample theories, practices, and resources from a wide range of academic disciplines outside of their own areas of specialization. The contributors ask: what role will higher education play in addressing environmental challenges and producing students who become professionals who accomplish work that solves these problems?

International Climate Change Law And State Compliance

Author: Alexander Zahar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134616937
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International Climate Change Law And State Compliance from the Author: Alexander Zahar. A solution to the problem of climate change requires close international cooperation and difficult reforms involving all states. Law has a clear role to play in that solution. What is not so clear is the role that law has played to date as a constraining factor on state conduct. International Climate Change Law and State Compliance is an unprecedented treatment of the nature of climate change law and the compliance of states with that law. The book argues that the international climate change regime, in the twenty or so years it has been in existence, has developed certain normative rules of law, binding on states. State conduct under these rules is characterized by generally high compliance in areas where equity is not a major concern. There is, by contrast, low compliance in matters requiring a burden-sharing agreement among states to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to a ‘safe’ level. The book argues that the substantive climate law presently in place must be further developed, through normative rules that bind states individually to top-down mitigation commitments. While a solution to the problem of climate change must take this form, the law’s development in this direction is likely to be hesitant and slow. The book is aimed at scholars and graduate students in environmental law, international law, and international relations.

Die Entscheidung

Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031452
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Die Entscheidung from the Author: Naomi Klein. ***JETZT ODER NICHTS – der provokante Gesellschaftsentwurf der international bekannten Bestsellerautorin Naomi Klein (â€șNoLogoâ€č und â€șDie Schock-Strategieâ€č)*** Vergessen Sie alles, was Sie ĂŒber den Klimawandel zu wissen meinten: Es geht nicht nur um CO2-Emissionen, es geht um den Kapitalismus! Die weltbekannte Aktivistin Naomi Klein weckt uns aus der kollektiven Ohnmacht angesichts der Klimakatastrophe. In einer packenden Vision zeigt sie, dass wir uns dieser existentiellen Herausforderung stellen können. Wir mĂŒssen unser Wirtschaftssystem des Immer-mehr aufgeben und etwas radikal Neues wagen. Denn ĂŒberall auf der Welt gibt es bereits ĂŒberraschende und inspirierende Alternativen. Brillant gedacht, fundiert recherchiert, hoffnungsvoll und spannend. Ein Buch, das aufrĂŒttelt und Lust auf die Zukunft macht. »Die Klimakatastrophe kann die Welt zum Besseren Ă€ndern.« — Naomi Klein »Naomi Klein befasst sich in ihrer unbestechlichen, leidenschaftlichen und akribischen Art mit den grĂ¶ĂŸten und drĂ€ngendsten Fragen unserer Zeit. Ihr Werk hat die Spielregeln der Debatte verĂ€ndert. FĂŒr mich zĂ€hlt sie zu den inspirierendsten politischen Vordenkern der Welt von heute.« — Arundhati Roy »Zweifellos eines der wichtigsten BĂŒcher des Jahrzehnts.« — Amitav Ghosh »Naomi Klein ist ein Genie. Sie hat fĂŒr das Feld der Politik das geleistet, was Jared Diamond fĂŒr die Erforschung der Geschichte des Menschen getan hat. Meisterhaft verwebt sie politische, ökonomische und historische Fakten und verdichtet sie zu einfachen und mĂ€chtigen Wahrheiten mit universeller Anwendbarkeit.« — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. »Naomi Kleins klare Sprache und ihr Scharfsinn, machen Lust auf VerĂ€nderung und verdeutlichen die Notwendigkeit zum sofortigen Handeln.« — Charlize Theron »Eine mitreißende PflichtlektĂŒre!« — Michael E. Mann, Direktor des Earth System Science Center an der Pennsylvania State University

Green Economy And Climate Mitigation

Author: Godwell Nhamo
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 0798302933
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Green Economy And Climate Mitigation from the Author: Godwell Nhamo. Climate change is real and is impacting on economies and lives in Africa, especially rural livelihoods. The effects of the climate change phenomena have drawn bitter debate between both the developed and developing countries. To address some of the concerns, the authors identified topics of relevance to Africa, among them: discourses surrounding the green economy and sustainable development; financing green economies; carbon benchmarking; role of multilateral development banks in carbon financing; and carbon taxation. The book mainstreams climate change into 'unfamiliar' territories, such as accounting, finance, management, education, economics and banking.

Sociology Organic Farming Climate Change And Soil Science

Author: Eric Lichtfouse
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048133335
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Sociology Organic Farming Climate Change And Soil Science from the Author: Eric Lichtfouse. Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Sustainable agriculture is a discipline that addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, and social sciences. Indeed, sustainable agriculture decipher mechanisms of processes that occur from the molecular level to the farming system to the global level at time scales ranging from seconds to centuries. For that, scientists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions of a whole system to address scientific, economic and social issues. In that respect, sustainable agriculture is not a classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable agriculture treats problem sources. Because most actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.

The European Union As A Leader In International Climate Change Politics

Author: RĂŒdiger Wurzel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136888241
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The European Union As A Leader In International Climate Change Politics from the Author: RĂŒdiger Wurzel. Explaining the origins and key institutions, this book provides an assessment of the European Union’s leadership role in international climate change politics, with case studies on Britain, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, businesses and environmental NGOs.

Carbon Governance Climate Change And Business Transformation

Author: Adam Bumpus
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135067864
Size: 75.53 MB
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Carbon Governance Climate Change And Business Transformation from the Author: Adam Bumpus. "The book brings together new analysis from primary research on business responses and innovations to climate legislation, outputs from workshop discussions, and insights from leading low carbon business practitioners. Broadly, the book is based on emerging theories of multi-levelled, multi-actor carbon governance, and applies these ideas to the real world implications for tackling climate change through business transformation"--