Publisher description for Avoiding dangerous climate change / editor in chief Hans Joachim Schellnhuber ; co-editors Wolfgang Cramer ... [et al.].


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The impacts of climate change are already being observed in a variety of sectors and there is greater clarity that these changes are being caused by human activities, mainly through release of greenhouse gases. In 2005 the UK Government hosted the Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change conference to take an in-depth look at the scientific issues associated with climate change. This volume presents the most recent findings from the leading international scientists that attended the conference. The topics addressed include critical thresholds and key vulnerabilities of the climate system, impacts on human and natural systems, socioeconomic costs and benefits of emissions pathways, and technological options for meeting different stabilisation levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The volume provides invaluable information for researchers in environmental science, climatology, and atmospheric chemistry, policy-makers in governments and environmental organizations, and scientists and engineers in industry.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- Congresses.
Global warming -- Congresses.
Climatic changes -- Congresses.
Global environmental change -- Congresses.
Greenhouse gas concentrations
Dangerous climate change