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Perlmutter, Daniel

The Challenges of Climate Change

Which Way Now?

€ 43.95

This book fills a previously unfilled niche on the popular subjects of climate change and global warming. Rather than evaluating whether or not the problem exists, Challenging Climate Change takes the stance that global warming is an ever present reality in today s environment and systematically outlines a course of action for moving forward.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1 In the Beginning.

Introduction.

1.1 The Viewpoint Taken.

1.2 What is Your Problem?

1.3 The Challenges We Face.

Notes and References.

2 A View of Geopolitics.

Introduction.

2.1 Are There Limits to Growth?

2.2 Public Goods and Public `Bads`.

2.3 Policymaking and Negotiations.

Notes and References.

3 Surveying the Field.

Introduction.

3.1 A History of Change.

3.2 Measuring Energy.

3.3 Supply: Where Do We Get It?

3.4 Demand: How Do We Use It?

3.5 Will We Run Out of Oil? Or Gas?

3.6 Forms of Energy.

Notes and References.

4 Global Warming.

Introduction.

4.1 Temperature of the Planet.

4.2 Greenhouse Gases.

4.3 Is Global Warming Our Fault?

4.4 The RF Index.

4.5 Air Pollution Revisited.

4.6 Immediate or Short-Term Remedies.

4.7 Limits to Growth and the Commons Revisited.

4.8 Sequestration.

Notes and References.

5 Renewable Energy.

Introduction.

5.1 Hydroelectric Power.

5.2 Biofuels.

5.3 Wind Power.

5.4 Power from Tides and Waves.

5.5 Direct Use of Solar Energy.

5.6 Nuclear Energy.

5.7 Geothermal Energy.

5.8 Indirect Emissions and Hidden Costs.

Notes and References.

6 Energy Storage.

Introduction.

6.1 Batteries and Fuel Cells.

6.2 Syngas and Liquid Fuels.

6.3 Hydrogen Gas.

6.4 Pumped Water or Compressed Air.

6.5 Hot Water or Molten Salt.

6.6 Flywheels.

Notes and References.

7 The Negotiating Process.

Introduction.

7.1 A Period of Transition.

7.2 Our Worst Fears.

7.3 Guidance from a Theory of Bargaining.

7.4 Useful Lessons from the Past.

7.5 What Should a Treaty Accomplish?

7.6 Where We are Heading.

Notes and References.

8 From Theory to Practice.

Introduction.

8.1 Different Regimes and Perspectives.

8.2 Improving the Prospects.

8.3 The Debate on Venues.

8.4 Bargaining Strategies: Domestic and International.

8.5 Big Bang or Accelerated Incrementalism?

8.6 Choices in the Context of Risk.

Notes and References.

9 Where Do We Go from Here?

Introduction.

9.1 Is the Feasible Insufficient?

9.2 Fiscal Measures.

9.3 A Complicated Question.

9.4 An Overall Assessment.

9.5 Choices and Priorities.

9.6 Caveats.

9.7 A To-Do List.

Notes and References.

10 A List of Priorities.

Introduction.

10.1 Short-Term Gains: Less than 10 Years.

10.2 Medium-Term Improvements: 10-20 Years.

10.3 Long-Term Solutions: More than 20 Years.

10.4 Plan A and Plan B, Simultaneously.

Notes and References.

11 Prospects After Copenhagen.

Introduction.

11.1 Costly Failure or Small Success?

11.2 Reframing the Debate.

11.3 The Good News and the Bad News.

11.4 The China Problem.

11.5 Third World Dilemmas.

11.6 Polarized Politics.

Notes and References.

Index.
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
248 pagina's
Januari 2010
444 gram
230 x 160 x 13 mm
Wiley-Blackwell us

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