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Global Warming
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The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reflects the growing international consensus that the earth's climate is being changed by anthropogenic greenhouse gasses. Evidence presented by the IPCC and others points to the potential for increasingly dangerous weather, new disease outbreaks, regional water shortages, the loss of habitat and species, and other disturbing developments that could have profound social and economic impacts. Opinions on what should be done, however, remain sharply divided within and among countries. Though monumental in its efforts, the Kyoto Protocol has left much to be agreed upon and achieved, with the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide —the United States —rejecting it. In G lobal Warming: Looking Beyond Kyoto , some of the best-known and respected authorities in climate policy provide a comprehensive agenda for global collective action. Representing both industrialized and developing nations, the contributors present a thought-provoking examination of the economic, social, and political context of climate policy within their countries. With Kyoto's emissions targets set to expire in 2012, these authors call for a multilateral approach that goes beyond the mitigation-focused Kyoto policies, balancing them with strategies for adaptation. They also stress the importance of generating policies that work within a time frame commensurate with that of climate change itself. Informed, insightful, and even-handed, this book gives a new impetus to the increasingly important global climate policy debate. Contributors include R.K. Pachauri (Energy Resources Institute and the IPCC), Richard S. Lindzen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Stefan Rahmstorf (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), Stephen H. Schneider and Thomas Heller (Stanford University), Robert Mendelsohn and William D. Nordhaus (Yale University), Gernot Klepper and Sonja Peterson (Kiel Institute for World Economics), Robert N. Stavins (Harvard University), Alexander Golub (Environmental Defense), Howard Dalton (U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), John Stone (Carleton University, Ottawa), Jyoti Parikh (Integrated Research and Action for Development), and Shen Longhai (China Energy Conservation Association)

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Front Matter
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part I: Climate Change Detection and Scenarios: Reexamining the Evidence
  2. p. 11
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  1. 1. The IPCC: Establishing the Evidence
  2. pp. 13-20
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  1. 2. Is the Global Warming Alarm Founded on Fact?
  2. pp. 21-33
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  1. 3. Anthropogenic Climate Change: Revisiting the Facts
  2. pp. 34-54
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  1. Part II: Measuring our Vulnerabilites to Climate Change
  2. p. 55
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  1. 4. “Dangerous” Climate Change: Key Vulnerabilities
  2. pp. 57-81
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  1. 5. The Policy Implications of Climate Change Impacts
  2. pp. 82-88
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  1. Part III: The Kyoto Protocol: Consequences and Opportunities for Transformation
  2. p. 89
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  1. 6. Economic Analyses of the Kyoto Protocol: Is There Life after Kyoto?
  2. pp. 91-100
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  1. 7. The European Emissions Trading Regime and the Future of Kyoto
  2. pp. 101-112
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  1. Part IV: Alternative Climate Policy Options
  2. p. 113
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  1. 8. Climate Change: Designing an Effective Response
  2. pp. 115-144
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  1. 9. An International Policy Architecture for the Post-Kyoto Era
  2. pp. 145-154
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  1. Part V: Climate Policy in the Industrialized Countries
  2. p. 155
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  1. 10. Controversies of Russian Climate Policy and Opportunities for Greenhouse Gas Reduction
  2. pp. 157-174
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  1. 11. Climate Policy in the United Kingdom
  2. pp. 175-192
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  1. 12. Canada’s Approach to Tackling Climate Change
  2. pp. 193-202
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  1. Part VI: Linking Climate Change Control and Development Policies
  2. p. 203
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  1. 13. India and Climate Change: Mitigation, Adaptation, and a Way Forward
  2. pp. 205-214
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  1. 14. Correct Choices for China: Energy Conservation, a Cyclic Economy, and a Conservation-Minded Society
  2. pp. 215-224
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 225-230
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 231-237
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