Publisher description for Human-induced climate change : an interdisciplinary assessment / edited by Michael Schlesinger ... [et al.].


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Bringing together many of the world's leading experts, this volume is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of climate change science, impacts, mitigation, adaptation, and policy. It provides an integrated assessment of research on the key topics that underlie current controversial policy questions. The first part of the book addresses recent topics and findings related to the physical-biological earth system. The next part of the book surveys estimates of the impacts of climate change for different sectors and regions. The third part examines current topics related to mitigation of greenhouse gases and explores the potential roles of various technological options. The last part focuses on policy design under uncertainty. Dealing with the scientific, economic and policy questions at the forefront of the climate change issue, this book will be invaluable for graduate students, researchers and policymakers interested in all aspects of climate change and the issues that surround it.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Climatic changes.
Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects.
Climatic changes -- Risk assessment.
Climatic changes -- Government policy.
Climatic changes -- Decision making.