Driving Climate Change Book

Driving Climate Change

  • Author : Daniel Sperling
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-07-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 0080464688

Driving Climate Change Book Description :

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing global society. The debate over what to do is confounded by the uncertain relationship between increasing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, and the impact of those changes on nature and human civilization. Driving Climate Change will provide professionals and students alike with the latest information regarding greenhouse emissions while presenting the most up-to-date techniques for reducing these emissions. It will investigate three broad strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions: 1) reducing motorized travel, 2) shifting to less energy intensive modes, and 3) changing fuel and propulsion technologies. Findings will be presented by the leaders in the field with contributions from professors, researchers, consultants and engineers at the most prominent institutions - commercial, academic and federal - dealing with environmental research and policy. Includes a comprehensive evaluation of current industrial practice Provides technologically sound and manageable techniques for engineers, scientists and designers Incorporates guidelines for a sustainable future

The Economics of Climate Change Book
Score: 4.5
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The Economics of Climate Change

  • Author : Nicholas Stern
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-01-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 692
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521700801

The Economics of Climate Change Book Description :

Independent, rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the economic aspects of climate change.

An Introduction to Climate Change Economics and Policy Book

An Introduction to Climate Change Economics and Policy

  • Author : Felix FitzRoy
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9781844078097

An Introduction to Climate Change Economics and Policy Book Description :

Interest in climate change has generated a mountain of literature leaving many floundering in the sheer flood of information, commentary, claims and initiatives. This highly accessible book assumes no prior knowledge and cuts through the confusion to explain the key economic and policy issues related to climate change in simple language and with only a few statistics. Coverage slices across the breadth and depth of climate change, providing short summaries of the most relevant research and conclusions from various disciplines. The authors highlight where economists and policy makers generally misunderstand the science of climate change, underestimate the risks of runaway warming and exaggerate the costs of radical measures to stabilize the climate. A key focus is the impact of climate change on world agriculture, the world's most important activity. The authors provide a critical examination of how current policies that promote poor water usage and soil erosion are risking a catastrophic collapse of agriculture in the poorest and most populous countries in a warming world. They look at the solutions such as how no-till, conservation farming, third generation biofuels from waste land, alternative energy, and bio-char production to raise sustainable yields, reduce emissions and sequester carbon in soil. The second, crucial thrust is a critical examination of the growth economy paradigm of rich countries that is driving climate change. The authors look at economic measures to control climate change including switching taxes from labour to carbon and subsidies from fossil and nuclear energy to renewable alternatives as well as demand management and energy saving. Overall the book provides a comprehensive, critical introduction to the issues and highlights the main policies that are needed to initiate the transformation to sustainability and avert the worst risks of climate catastrophe.

Driving the Future Book

Driving the Future

  • Author : Margo T. Oge
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781628727715

Driving the Future Book Description :

Now in paperback, with a new foreword by Fred Krupp, an expert's illuminating preview of the cleaner, lighter, smarter cars of the future. In Driving the Future, Margo T. Oge portrays a future where clean, intelligent vehicles with lighter frames and alternative power trains will produce zero emissions and run at 100+ mpg. With electronic architectures more like those of airplanes, cars will be smarter and safer, will park themselves, and will network with other vehicles on the road to drive themselves. As the director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Oge was the chief architect behind the Obama administration’s landmark 2012 deal with automakers in the US market to double the fuel efficiency of their fleets and to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2025. This was America’s first formal climate action using regulation to reduce emissions through innovation in car design. Offering an insider account of the partnership between federal agencies, California, environmental groups, and car manufacturers that led to the historic deal, Margo discusses the science of climate change, the politics of addressing it, and the lessons learned for policy makers. She also takes the reader through the convergence of macro trends that will drive this innovation over the next forty years and be every bit as transformative as those wrought by Karl Benz and Henry Ford. Driving the Future is for anyone who wants to know what car they’ll be driving in ten, twenty, or thirty years—and for everyone concerned about air quality and climate change now.

Drivers of Environmental Change in Uplands Book
Score: 4
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Drivers of Environmental Change in Uplands

  • Author : Aletta Bonn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-01-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134061648

Drivers of Environmental Change in Uplands Book Description :

The uplands are a crucial source of ecosystem services, such as water provision, carbon retention, maintenance of biodiversity, provision of recreation value and cultural heritage. This puts them in the focus of both environmental and social scientists as well as practitioners and land managers.. This volume brings together a wealth of knowledge of the British uplands from diverse but interrelated fields of study, clearly demonstrating their importance in 21st Century Britain, and indicating how we may through interdisciplinary approaches meet the challenges provided by past and future drivers of environmental change. The upland environments are subject to change. They face imminent threats as well as opportunities from pressures such as climate change, changes in land management and related changes in fire risk, increases in erosion and water colour, degradation of habitats, altered wildlife and recreational value, as well as significant changes in the economy of these marginal areas. This book presents up-to-date scientific background information, addresses policy related issues and lays out pressing land management questions. A number of world-class experts provide a review of cutting-edge natural and social science and an assessment of past, current and potential future management strategies, policies and other drivers of change. After appraisal of key concepts and principles, chapters provide specific examples and applications by focussing on UK upland areas and specifically the Peak District National Park as a key example for other highly valuable upland regions.

Science Book


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Climatic changes
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:863616001

Science Book Description :

Public Transportation s Role in Responding to Climate Change Book

Public Transportation s Role in Responding to Climate Change

  • Author : Tina Hodges
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-11
  • Genre: Climatic changes
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 : 9781437933611

Public Transportation s Role in Responding to Climate Change Book Description :

The Fed. Transit Admin. (FTA) collects and analyzes data from across the country on public transportation (PT) fuel use, vehicles deployed, rides taken, etc. These data provides valuable insight into the impacts of auto, truck, SUV, and PT travel on the production of greenhouse gas emissions. There are significant greenhouse gas emission savings by using PT. This paper presents an analysis of the data and frames it in a broader context. It concludes with a description of FTA actions that address climate change. PT can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by: Providing a low emissions alternative to driving; Facilitating compact land use, reducing the need to travel long distances; and Minimizing the carbon footprint of transit oper.

The Madhouse Effect Book
Score: 4
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The Madhouse Effect

  • Author : Michael E. Mann
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231541817

The Madhouse Effect Book Description :

The award-winning climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Tom Toles have been on the front lines of the fight against climate denialism for most of their careers. They have witnessed the manipulation of the media by business and political interests and the unconscionable play to partisanship on issues that affect the well-being of billions. The lessons they have learned have been invaluable, inspiring this brilliant, colorful escape hatch from the madhouse of the climate wars. The Madhouse Effect portrays the intellectual pretzels into which denialists must twist logic to explain away the clear evidence that human activity has changed Earth's climate. Toles's cartoons collapse counter-scientific strategies into their biased components, helping readers see how to best strike at these fallacies. Mann's expert skills at science communication aim to restore sanity to a debate that continues to rage against widely acknowledged scientific consensus. The synergy of these two climate science crusaders enlivens the gloom and doom of so many climate-themed books—and may even convert die-hard doubters to the side of sound science.

Climate Change and Society Book

Climate Change and Society

  • Author : Riley E. Dunlap
  • Publisher : OUP Us
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Climatic changes
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199356119

Climate Change and Society Book Description :

Climate change is one of the most critical issues of the twenty-first century, presenting a major intellectual challenge to both the natural and social sciences. While there has been significant progress in natural science understanding of climate change, social science analyses have not been as fully developed. Climate Change and Society breaks new theoretical and empirical ground by presenting climate change as a thoroughly social phenomenon, embedded in behaviors, institutions, and cultural practices. This collection of essays summarizes existing approaches to understanding the social, economic, political, and cultural dimensions of climate change. From the factors that drive carbon emissions to those which influence societal responses to climate change, the volume provides a comprehensive overview of the social dimensions of climate change. An improved understanding of the complex relationship between climate change and society is essential for modifying ecologically harmful human behaviors and institutional practices, creating just and effective environmental policies, and developing a more sustainable future. Climate Change and Society provides a useful tool in efforts to integrate social science research, natural science research, and policymaking regarding climate change and sustainability. Produced by the American Sociological Association's Task Force on Sociology and Global Climate Change, this book presents a challenging shift from the standard climate change discourse, and offers a valuable resource for students, scholars, and professionals involved in climate change research and policy.

Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems Book

Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems

  • Author : Krishna Kumar Choudhary
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-05-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128175224

Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems Book Description :

Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems explains the causative factors of climate change related to agriculture, soil and plants, and discusses the relevant resulting mitigation process. Agricultural ecosystems include factors from the surrounding areas where agriculture experiences direct or indirect interaction with the plants, animals, and microbes present. Changes in climatic conditions influence all the factors of agricultural ecosystems, which can potentially adversely affect their productivity. This book summarizes the different aspects of vulnerability, adaptation, and amelioration of climate change in respect to plants, crops, soil, and microbes for the sustainability of the agricultural sector and, ultimately, food security for the future. It also focuses on the utilization of information technology for the sustainability of the agricultural sector along with the capacity and adaptability of agricultural societies under climate change. Climate Change and Agricultural Ecosystems incorporates both theoretical and practical aspects, and serves as base line information for future research. This book is a valuable resource for those working in environmental sciences, soil sciences, agricultural microbiology, plant pathology, and agronomy. Covers the role of chemicals fertilizers, environmental deposition, and xenobiotics in climate change Discusses the impact of climate change on plants, soil, microflora, and agricultural ecosystems Explores the mitigation of climate change by sustainable methods Presents the role of computational modelling in climate change mitigation

Business and Climate Change Governance Book

Business and Climate Change Governance

  • Author : T. Börzel
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-09-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137302748

Business and Climate Change Governance Book Description :

How and why do business organisations contribute to climate change governance? The contributors' findings on South Africa, Kenya and Germany demonstrate that business contributions to the mitigation and adaptation to climate change vary significantly.

Climate Capitalism Book

Climate Capitalism

  • Author : L. Hunter Lovins
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release Date : 2011-04-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429966658

Climate Capitalism Book Description :

Believe in climate change. Or don't. It doesn't matter. But you'd better understand this: the best route to rebuilding our economy, our cities, and our job markets, as well as assuring national security, is doing precisely what you would do if you were scared to death about climate change. Whether you're the head of a household or the CEO of a multinational corporation, embracing efficiency, innovation, renewables, carbon markets, and new technologies is the smartest decision you can make. It's the most profitable, too. And, oh yes—you'll help save the planet. In Climate Capitalism, L. Hunter Lovins, coauthor of the bestselling Natural Capitalism, and the sustainability expert Boyd Cohen prove that the future of capitalism in a recession-riddled, carbon-constrained world will be built on innovations that cutting-edge leaders are bringing to the market today. These companies are creating jobs and driving innovation. Climate Capitalism delivers hundreds of indepth case studies of international corporations, small businesses, NGOs, and municipalities to prove that energy efficiency and renewable resources are already driving prosperity. While highlighting business opportunities across a range of sectors—including energy, construction, transportation, and agriculture technologies—Lovins and Cohen also show why the ex–CIA director Jim Woolsey drives a solar-powered plugin hybrid vehicle. His bumper sticker says it all: "Osama bin Laden hates my car." Corporate executives, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, and concerned citizens alike will find profitable ideas within these pages. In ten information-packed chapters, Climate Capitalism gives tangible examples of early adopters across the globe who see that the low-carbon economy leads to increased profits and economic growth. It offers a clear and concise road map to the new energy economy and a cooler planet.

Climate Change and the People s Health Book

Climate Change and the People s Health

  • Author : Sharon Friel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190492755

Climate Change and the People s Health Book Description :

Climate change and social inequity are both sprawling, insidious forces that threaten populations around the world. It's time we start talking about them together. Climate Change and the People's Health offers a brave and ambitious new framework for understanding how our planet's two greatest existential threats comingle, complement, and amplify one another -- and what can be done to mitigate future harm. In doing so it posits three new modes of thinking: · That climate change interacts with the social determinants of health and exacerbates existing health inequities · The idea of a "consumptagenic system" -- a network of policies, processes, governance and modes of understanding that fuel unhealthy, and environmentally destructive production and consumption · The steps necessary to move from denial and inertia toward effective mobilization, including economic, social, and policy interventions With insights from physical science, social science, and humanities, this short book examines how climate change and social inequity are indelibly linked, and considering them together can bring about effective change in social equity, health, and the environment.

Climate Change and Individual Moral Obligation  Kant   s Categorical Imperative As a Basis Book

Climate Change and Individual Moral Obligation Kant s Categorical Imperative As a Basis

  • Author : Alexander Hölzl
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2020-10-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 : 9783346285065

Climate Change and Individual Moral Obligation Kant s Categorical Imperative As a Basis Book Description :

Seminar paper from the year 2020 in the subject Philosophy - Practical (Ethics, Aesthetics, Culture, Nature, Right, ...), grade: 2,0, University of Vienna, language: English, abstract: This paper discusses whether respectively how it is possible to ethically justify an individual moral obligation to act against climate change on the basis of Kant’s categorical imperative. Actions against climate change might include using public transport instead of cars, avoid-ing travelling by aircraft, protesting for climate justice, supporting environmental organizations, boycotting oil companies, stopping wasteful consumption, refusing having a baby, using sustainable energy forms instead of fossil fuels, passing stricter laws or investing in the development of alternative energy forms. As an example, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong discusses whether an individual has a moral obligation not to drive a gas guzzler just for fun on a sunny Sunday afternoon. It is assumed, that this action is neither necessary to fulfil a duty for the society nor that the driver intends to harm anyone with his action. It is an action just for the sake of the individual’s own pleasure. Nevertheless, this action would emit greenhouse gas emissions and these are famously known to be responsible for the human-made part of global warming. Global warming might cause climate changes, including storms, floods, droughts or heat waves. This could be harmful for millions of people and future generations. Armstrong asks whether these “facts about global warming” give the individual "any moral obligation not drive a gas guzzler just for fun on this sunny Sunday afternoon"(Armstrong 2005, 334). Based on this example, this paper discusses whether respectively how it is possible to justify an individual moral obligation not to drive a gas guzzler just for fun on the basis of Kant’s categorical imperative. At first, (Chapter 2) the categorical imperative is explained in detail and will be separated from hypothet

Social Dimensions of Climate Change Book
Score: 5
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Social Dimensions of Climate Change

  • Author : Robin Mearns
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-12-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 0821381423

Social Dimensions of Climate Change Book Description :

While major strides have been made in the scientific understanding of climate change, much less understood is how these dynamics in the physical enviornment interact with socioeconomic systems. This book brings together the latest knowledge on the consequences of climate change for society and how best to address them.

Climate Changes the Water Rules Book

Climate Changes the Water Rules

  • Author : Pavel Kabat
  • Publisher : WaterandClimate
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Climatic changes
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN 10 : 9789032703219

Climate Changes the Water Rules Book Description :

Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars  Book
Score: 5
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars

  • Author : James Wilt
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 1771134488

Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars Book Description :

Public transportation is in crisis. Through an assessment of the history of automobility in North America, the "three revolutions" in automotive transportation, as well as the current work of committed people advocating for a different way forward, James Wilt imagines what public transit should look like in order to be green and equitable. Wilt considers environment and climate change, economic and racial inequality, urban density, accessibility and safety, work and labour unions, privacy and control of personal data, as well as the importance of public and democratic decision-making. Based on interviews wity more than forty experts, including community activists, academics, transit planners, authors, and journalists, Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars? explores our ability to exert power over how cities are built and for whom.

The Role of the Sun in Climate Change Book
Score: 5
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The Role of the Sun in Climate Change

  • Author : Douglas V. Hoyt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1997-04-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0195357485

The Role of the Sun in Climate Change Book Description :

The luminosity of the sun governs the temperatures of the planets. Yet the solar forcing, or driving, of climate, primarily due to changes in solar radiation, has never been well documented. Recent satellite measurements have shown that solar radiation varies as a function of time and wavelength, a concept that has been hypothesized for the past two centuries and has recently become a major topic with all the attention paid to global warming. This book reviews the physics of the concept of solar forcing, from its beginnings in the early 1800's and apparent success in the 1870's, to its near demise in the 1950's and recent resurgence. Since its emphasis is on solar variations as a driver for climate change, with only a brief discussion of other mechanisms, the book will be of most interest to students in climate studies.

Climate Change Book

Climate Change

  • Author : William James Burroughs
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-11-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107049253

Climate Change Book Description :

Providing a concise, up-to-date presentation of current knowledge of climate change and its implications for society as a whole, this new edition has been thoroughly updated and extended to include the latest information. The text describes the components of the global climate, considers how the many elements of climate combine to define its behaviour, and reviews how climate change is measured. The author discusses how the causes of climate change can be related to the evidence of change, and modelled to predict future changes. This book is ideally suited for introductory courses in meteorology, oceanography, environmental science, earth science, geography, agriculture and social science. It contains review questions at the end of each chapter to enable readers to monitor their understanding of the materials covered. This book should appeal to an audience with a keen interest in all aspects of the climate change debate.