How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
Author: Bill Gates
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 0735280452
ISBN 13: 9780735280458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER In this urgent, singularly authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid an irreversible climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help and guidance of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science and finance, he has focused on exactly what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only gathers together all the information we need to fully grasp how important it is that we work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases but also details exactly what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. He describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions; where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively; where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions--suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise. As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but by following the guidelines he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

Climate Change

Climate Change
Author: Trevor M. Letcher
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2009-05-08
ISBN 10: 9780080933030
ISBN 13: 0080933033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Book Review:

The climate of the Earth is always changing. As the debate over the implications of changes in the Earth's climate has grown, the term climate change has come to refer primarily to changes we've seen over recent years and those which are predicted to be coming, mainly as a result of human behavior. This book serves as a broad, accessible guide to the science behind this often political and heated debate by providing scientific detail and evidence in language that is clear to both the non-specialist and the serious student. * provides all the scientific evidence for and possible causes of climate change in one book * written by expert scientists working in the field * logical, non-emotional conclusions * a source book for the latest findings on climate change

Climate Change

Climate Change
Author: Michael A. Toman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN 10: 1351161598
ISBN 13: 9781351161596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Book Review:

Over the years, a large and growing literature on the economics of climate change has developed. Within this volume the contributors have included a wide range of journal essays that consider the impact of climate change on specific sectors; goods and services; the costs and benefits of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation; and policy design for mitigation, including both domestic instruments and issues related to international agreements.

Drawdown

Drawdown
Author: Paul Hawken
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN 10: 1524704652
ISBN 13: 9781524704650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawdown Book Review:

• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

Global Climate Change

Global Climate Change
Author: Suruchi Singh,Pardeep Singh,S. Rangabhashiyam,K.K. Srivastava
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN 10: 0128230975
ISBN 13: 9780128230978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Climate Change Book Review:

Global Climate Change presents both practical and theoretical aspects of global climate change from across geological periods. It addresses holistic issues related to climate change and its contribution in triggering the temperature increase with a multitude of impacts on natural processes. As a result, it helps to identify the gaps between policies that have been put in place and the continuously increasing emissions. The challenges presented include habitability, biodiversity, natural resources, and human health. It is organized into information on the past, present, and future of climate change to lead to a more complete understanding and therefore effective solutions. Placing an emphasis on recent climate change research, Global Climate Change helps to bring researchers and graduate students in climate science, environmental science, and sustainability up to date on the science of climate change so far and presents a baseline for how to move into the future effectively. Addresses the variety of challenges associated with climate change, along with possible solutions Includes suggestions for future research on climate change Covers climate change holistically, including global and regional scales, ecosystems, agriculture, energy, and sustainability Presents both practical and theoretical research, including coverage of climate change over various geological periods

Climate Change

Climate Change
Author: David Leonard Downie,Kate Brash,Catherine Vaughan
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1598841521
ISBN 13: 9781598841527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Book Review:

An accessible introduction to climate change that outlines key scientific, economic, and political issues, reviews how the global community has addressed the issue to date, and discusses the options being explored for further action. * Numerous primary source documents including excerpts from important early scientific articles on climate change, global climate treaties, the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment reports, and statements from academics, businesses, religious groups, and more * A rich variety of graphics help readers understand current and expected impacts of climate change, as well as the latest data and ideas from the scientific community on the subject of global climate change

The Price of Climate Change

The Price of Climate Change
Author: Michael Curley
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2021-09-13
ISBN 10: 1000441865
ISBN 13: 9781000441864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Price of Climate Change Book Review:

The Price of Climate Change: Sustainable Financial Mechanisms presents a summary of the effects of global warming with specific emphasis on what these phenomena will cost and the price we must pay for trying to mitigate these processes. Some of these mitigation strategies include reducing our use of carbon by converting to non-carbon energy sources such as solar, wind, and nuclear, or lower-carbon sources such as natural gas. The book examines the financial implications of society adapting to the effects of climate change, including rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and desertification. Further, it addresses the costs to make buildings more resilient to climate change, such as flood considerations, improving durability against severe weather, bolstering insulation, and more. Sources of funding for any type of environmental projects, including those for climate change mitigation, are also examined. These include governmental budgets at the federal, state, and local levels, international development banks, international capital markets, and private funds. Features: Addresses global climate change issues from the standpoints of mitigation, adaptation, and resilience and the funding mechanisms for each. Describes different types of energy sources as well as their respective costs, including nuclear, solar, natural gas, and more. Examines the effects of agriculture on climate change as well as the potential ways it can be used to help mitigate the issue. The book’s straightforward approach will serve as a useful guide and reference for practicing professionals and can also be appreciated by the general public interested in climate change issues and mitigation strategies.

Learning to Live with Climate Change

Learning to Live with Climate Change
Author: Blanche Verlie
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2021-06-17
ISBN 10: 1000438430
ISBN 13: 9781000438437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning to Live with Climate Change Book Review:

This imaginative and empowering book explores the ways that our emotions entangle us with climate change and offers strategies for engaging with climate anxiety that can contribute to social transformation. Climate educator Blanche Verlie draws on feminist, more-than-human and affect theories to argue that people in high-carbon societies need to learn to ‘live-with’ climate change: to appreciate that human lives are interconnected with the climate, and to cultivate the emotional capacities needed to respond to the climate crisis. Learning to Live with Climate Change explores the cultural, interpersonal and sociological dimensions of ecological distress. The book engages with Australia’s 2019/2020 ‘Black Summer’ of bushfires and smoke, undergraduate students’ experiences of climate change, and contemporary activist movements such as the youth strikes for climate. Verlie outlines how we can collectively attune to, live with, and respond to the unsettling realities of climate collapse while counteracting domineering ideals of ‘climate control.’ This impressive and timely work is both deeply philosophical and immediately practical. Its accessible style and real-world relevance ensure it will be valued by those researching, studying and working in diverse fields such as sustainability education, climate communication, human geography, cultural studies, environmental sociology and eco-psychology, as well as the broader public.

Preparing for Climate Change

Preparing for Climate Change
Author: Michael D. Mastrandrea,Stephen H. Schneider
Publsiher: Boston Review Books
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2010-09-10
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105134524714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing for Climate Change Book Review:

Even with aggressive efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, the scientific consensus predicts that the Earth's temperatures will continue to rise for decades. Climbing temperatures are already having serious consequences for vulnerable people and regions through droughts, extreme weather, and melting glaciers. The authors maintain that we must start adapting to climate change now by identifying the places and people most at risk and taking anticipatory action--from developing drought-resistant crops to building sea walls. Climate change is inevitable, but disaster is not. The author's proposal for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions while preparing for their effects offers our best hope.

Transnational Climate Change Governance

Transnational Climate Change Governance
Author: Harriet Bulkeley,Liliana Andonova,Michele M. Betsill,Daniel Compagnon,Thomas Hale,Matthew J. Hoffmann,Peter Newell,Matthew Paterson,Stacy D. VanDeveer,Charles Roger
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2014-07-21
ISBN 10: 110706869X
ISBN 13: 9781107068698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational Climate Change Governance Book Review:

Leading experts provide the first comprehensive account of transnational efforts to respond to climate change, for researchers, graduate students and policy makers.

Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society

Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society
Author: Constance Lever-Tracy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-07-12
ISBN 10: 1135998493
ISBN 13: 9781135998493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society Book Review:

As the time-scales of natural change accelerate and converge with those of society, Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society takes the reader into largely uncharted territory in its exploration of anthropogenic climate change. Current material is used to highlight the global impact of this issue, and the necessity for multidisciplinary and global social science research and teaching to address the problem. The book is multidisciplinary and worldwide in scope, with contributors spanning specialisms including agro-forestry, economics, environmentalism, ethics, human geography, international relations, law, politics, psychology, sociology and theology. Their global knowledge is reflected in the content of the text, which encompasses chapters on American, European and Chinese policies, case studies of responses to disasters and of the new technological and lifestyle alternatives that are being adopted, and the negotiations leading up to the Copenhagen conference alongside a preface assessing its outcomes. Starting with an initial analysis by a leading climatologist, key issues discussed in the text include recent findings of natural scientists, social causation and vulnerability, media and public recognition or scepticism, and the merits and difficulties of actions seeking to mitigate and adapt. This accessible volume utilizes a wealth of case studies, explains technical terms and minimises the use of acronyms associated with the subject, making it an essential text for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate students and researchers in the social sciences.

Democracy and Climate Change

Democracy and Climate Change
Author: Frederic Hanusch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN 10: 135185772X
ISBN 13: 9781351857727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy and Climate Change Book Review:

Democracy and Climate Change explores the various ways in which democratic principles can lead governments to respond differently to climate change. The election cycle can lead to short-termism, which often appears to be at odds with the long-term nature of climate change, with its latency between cause and effect. However, it is clear that some democracies deal with climate change better than others, and this book demonstrates that overall stronger democratic qualities tend to correlate with improved climate performance. Beginning by outlining a general concept of democratic efficacy, the book provides an empirical analysis of the influence of the quality of democracy on climate change performance across dozens of countries. The specific case study of Canada’s Kyoto Protocol process is then used to explain the mechanisms of democratic influence in depth. The wide-ranging research presented in the book opens up several new and exciting avenues of enquiry and will be of considerable interest to researchers with an interest in comparative politics, democracy studies and environmental policies.

How to Prepare for Climate Change

How to Prepare for Climate Change
Author: David Pogue
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN 10: 1982134518
ISBN 13: 9781982134518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Prepare for Climate Change Book Review:

A practical and comprehensive guide to surviving the greatest disaster of our time, from New York Times bestselling self-help author and beloved CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue. You might not realize it, but we’re already living through the beginnings of climate chaos. In Arizona, laborers now start their day at 3 a.m. because it’s too hot to work past noon. Chinese investors are snapping up real estate in Canada. Millennials have evacuation plans. Moguls are building bunkers. Retirees in Miami are moving inland. In How to Prepare for Climate Change, bestselling self-help author David Pogue offers sensible, deeply researched advice for how the rest of us should start to ready ourselves for the years ahead. Pogue walks readers through what to grow, what to eat, how to build, how to insure, where to invest, how to prepare your children and pets, and even where to consider relocating when the time comes. (Two areas of the country, in particular, have the requisite cool temperatures, good hospitals, reliable access to water, and resilient infrastructure to serve as climate havens in the years ahead.) He also provides wise tips for managing your anxiety, as well as action plans for riding out every climate catastrophe, from superstorms and wildfires to ticks and epidemics. Timely and enlightening, How to Prepare for Climate Change is an indispensable guide for anyone who read The Uninhabitable Earth or The Sixth Extinction and wants to know how to make smart choices for the upheaval ahead.

Visualizing Climate Change

Visualizing Climate Change
Author: Stephen R.J. Sheppard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN 10: 1136529004
ISBN 13: 9781136529009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visualizing Climate Change Book Review:

Climate change may be all around us, but it is often difficult to see. Carbon dioxide is invisible, and the prevailing imagery of climate change is often remote (such as ice floes melting) or abstract and scientific (charts and global temperature maps). Nobody really knows what 2 or 4 of global warming might look like in their community. The causes of climate change that surround us are often only dimly perceived or concealed, and there are as yet few examples of effective community solutions that people can see.

Climate Change Modeling Mitigation and Adaptation

Climate Change Modeling  Mitigation  and Adaptation
Author: Rao Y. Surampalli
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780784412718
ISBN 13: 0784412715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Modeling Mitigation and Adaptation Book Review:

This title contains 25 invited chapters that present the most current thinking on the environmental mechanisms contributing to global climate change and explore scientifically grounded steps to reduce the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Climate Change

Climate Change
Author: Charles Fletcher
Publsiher: Wiley Global Education
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 1119399483
ISBN 13: 9781119399483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Book Review:

This book introduces climate change fundamentals and essential concepts that reveal the extent of the damage, the impacts felt around the globe, and the innovation and leadership it will take to bring an end to the status quo. Emphasizing peer-reviewed literature, this text details the impact of climate change on land and sea, the water cycle, human communities, the weather, and humanity’s collective future. Coverage of greenhouse gases, oceanic and atmospheric processes, Pleistocene and Holocene paleoclimate, sea levels, and other fundamental topics provide a deep understanding of key mechanisms, while discussion of extreme weather, economic impacts, and resource scarcity reveals how climate change is already impacting people’s lives—and will continue to do so at an increasing rate for the foreseeable future.

Climate Change and Development

Climate Change and Development
Author: Thomas Tanner,Leo Horn-Phathanothai
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN 10: 1136739130
ISBN 13: 9781136739132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Development Book Review:

The evidence for human-induced climate change is now overwhelming, the brunt of its impacts is already being felt by poor people, and the case for urgent action is compelling. This book addresses the two greatest challenges of our time – averting catastrophic climate change and eradicating poverty – and the close interconnections between them. Climate Change and Development provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary foundation for understanding the complex and tangled relationship between development and climate change. It argues that transformational approaches are required in order to reconcile poverty reduction and climate protection and secure sustained prosperity in the twenty first century. Section One provides the building blocks for understanding climate science and the nexus between climate and development. Section Two outlines responses to climate change from the perspective of developing countries, with chapters on international agreements, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and climate finance. Each chapter offers analytical tools for evaluating responses, enabling readers to ask smart questions about the climate change and development nexus as policy and action evolve in the coming years. The last three chapters of the book, contained in Section Three, are forward looking and focus on why and how development must be re-framed to deliver more equitable and sustainable outcomes. This section sets out different critiques of ‘development-as-usual’ and explores alternative paradigms of development in a warming and resource-constrained world. This is an invaluable and clearly written text that uses real world examples to bring to life perspectives from across different disciplines. It also contains chapter learning outcomes, and end of chapter summaries, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading and relevant websites. The text is suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as those working in international development contexts who wish to get to grips with this pressing global challenge.

What We Know about Climate Change

What We Know about Climate Change
Author: Kerry A. Emanuel
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0262260662
ISBN 13: 9780262260664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Know about Climate Change Book Review:

An introduction to the scientific consensus on the human role in global warming.

Introduction to Modern Climate Change

Introduction to Modern Climate Change
Author: Andrew Dessler
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2011-10-10
ISBN 10: 9780521173155
ISBN 13: 0521173159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Modern Climate Change Book Review:

This textbook is tightly focused on the problem of anthropogenic climate change. It is unique among textbooks on climate change in that it combines an introduction of the science with an introduction to the non-science issues such as the economic and policy options. Unlike more purely descriptive textbooks, it contains the quantitative depth that is necessary for an adequate understanding of the science of climate change. The goal of the book is for a student to leave the class ready to engage in the public policy debate on this issue. This is an invaluable textbook for any introductory survey course on the science and policy of climate change, for both non-science majors and introductory science students.

Climate Change

Climate Change
Author: Peter Benoit
Publsiher: Childrens Press
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780531281062
ISBN 13: 053128106X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Book Review:

Discusses the impact of climate change on animals, plants, and humans, examines the causes of them, and provides ways readers can combat it.