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Perlmutter, Daniel

The Challenges of Climate Change

Which Way Now?

€ 88.95

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



1 In the Beginning


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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

Extra informatie: 
248 pagina's
Januari 2010
576 gram
238 x 160 x 20 mm
Wiley-Blackwell us

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