Table of contents for Sudden and disruptive climate change : exploring the real risks and how we can avoid them / edited by Michael C. MacCracken, Frances Moore and John C. Topping, Jr.


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Part 1 The Potential for Rapid Changes to the Weather and Climate   7
Introduction to Part 1                                              8
Michael C. MacCracken
1 Ten Reasons Why Climate Change May be More Severe than
Projected                                                      11
A. Barrie Pittock
2   Potential Increased Hurricane Activity in a Greenhouse Warmed
World                                                          29
Judith A. Curry
3   Potential Effects of Weather Extremes and Climate Change on
Human Health                                                   39
Devra Lee Davis and John C. Topping, Jr
Part 2 The Potential for Rapid Melting of Ice and Amplification of
Sea Level Rise                                                    45
Introduction to Part 2                                            46
Robert W Corell
4   Changes in Polar Sea Ice Coverage                             49
Claire L. Parkinson
5  Changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet and Implications for Global
Sea Level Rise                                                63
Eric Rignot
6  Why Predicting West Antarctic Ice Sheet Behavior is So Hard: What
We Know, What We Don't Know and How We Will Find Out          75
Robert Bindschadler
Part 3 The Potential for Dramatic Changes in Coastal Regions      81
Introduction to Part 3                                            82
The Honorable Tom Roper
7  The Potential for Significant Impacts on Chesapeake Bay from
Global Warming                                                85
Michael S. Kearney
8  The Northern Gulf of Mexico Coast: Human Development Patterns,
Declining Ecosystems and Escalating Vulnerability to Storms and Sea
Level Rise                                                   101
Virginia Burkett
9  Threats and Responses Associated with Rapid Climate Change in
Metropolitan New York                                        119
Malcolm Bowman, Douglas Hill, Frank Buonaiuto, Brian Colle,
Roger Flood, Robert Wilson, Robert Hunter and findong Wang
10  Increasing the Resilience of Our Coasts: Coastal Collision Course of
Rising Sea Level, Storms, Coastal Erosion and Development    143
Bruce C. Douglas and Stephen P Leatherman
11  Preparing and Protecting American Families from the Onslaught of
Catastrophe                                                  153
Admiral ames M. Loy
Part 4 The End of Evolution? The Potential for Rapid Changes in
Ecosystems                                                       159
Introduction to Part 4                                           160
Paul C Pritchard
12  Where Will Ecosystems Go?                                    163
Anthony C Janetos
13  Increasing Vulnerability of Alaska's Boreal Forest as a Result of
Climate Warming and the Changing Fire Regime                 175
Eric S. Kasischke and E Stuart Chapin III
14  Polar Bears in a Warming Arctic                               193
Andrew E. Derocher
Part 5 The Potential for Accelerating Action to Limit Climate Change 205
Introduction to Part 5                                            206
William A. Nitze
15  International Action to Buffer Against the Rapid Onset of Climate
Change                                                        211
Sir Crispin Tickell
16  A Moral and Profitable Path to Climate Stabilization          217
John C. Topping, Jr and Erin Frey
17  Moving Toward Climate Stabilization: Iceland's Example        231
President ofIceland O/afiur Ragnar Grimsson
18  Climate Impacts in the Developing World: A Case Study of the
Small Island States                                           237
Nasir Khattak
19  Stimulating a Clean Energy Revolution                         241
Christopher Flavin
20  Recycling Energy to Reduce Costs and Mitigate Climate Change  247
Thomas R. Casten
21  Addressing Climate Change: Religious Perspectives and Initiatives  259
Denis Hayes and panelists
22  Climate Solutions on Today's Campuses: How Today's Students
Must Drive a Modern Industrial Revolution                     269
Dan Worth
23   Strategies for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions: The Role of
Greenhouse Gas Offsets                                       283
Alexia Kelly
Appendices                                                        291



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Climatic changes Social aspects, Climatic changes Environmental aspects