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Perspectives on Climate Change: Science, Economics, Politics, Ethics Vol: 5

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16 Dec 2005
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
328 pages - 156 x 234 x 19mm
Advances in the Economics of Environmental Resources
This book explores the interplay between science, economics, politics, and ethics in understanding the challenge that climate change poses to the international community. A central theme is that climate change involves core issues of scientific uncertainty and intergenerational fairness that must be accounted for in the design and implementation of policy responses. Drawing together contributions from leading scholars in a variety of relevant disciplines, this volume provides a synthetic approach to this important topic that should prove valuable to a variety of readers. This series focuses on the interface between geosystems, biosystems, and the political economy. The volumes integrate physical, natural, and social sciences with economics. It encompasses the atomistic and mechanistic epistemology of modern economic analysis.
Introduction. Part 1: Scientific Perspectives 1. The Long Time Scales of Human-Caused Climate Warming: Further Challenges for the Global Policy Process. 2. The Global Carbon Cycle and Climate Change. 3. Watching the Canary: Climate Change in the Arctic. Part 2: Economic Perspectives 4. Against High Discount Rates. 5. Climate Change: Passing Through the Eye of the Needle. 6. Justice, Equity and Efficiency in Climate Change: A Developing Country Perspective. Part 3: Political Perspectives 7. The Kyoto Protocol: A Post-Mortem 8. Tackling Climate Change: Five Keys to Success 9. Cities Protecting the Climate: The Local Dimension of Global Environmental Governance. Part 4: Philosophical Perspectives 10. Adaptation, Mitigation and Justice 11. Ideal Decision-Making and the Green Virtues 12. Technological Transition and American Responsibility 13. Individual Responsibility for Global Warming

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