Introduction to Modern Climate Change

Introduction to Modern Climate Change

The thoroughly updated second edition of an invaluable textbook for any introductory survey course on the science and policy of climate change.

Author: Andrew Dessler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107096820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

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The thoroughly updated second edition of an invaluable textbook for any introductory survey course on the science and policy of climate change.
Categories: Business & Economics

Introduction to Modern Climate Change

Introduction to Modern Climate Change

First published 2012 Second edition 2016 Third edition 2022 Reprinted 2022 Printed in the United Kingdom by TJ Books Limited, Padstow, Cornwall, 2022 A catalogue record for this publication is available from the British Library.

Author: Andrew E. Dessler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108840187

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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Highly acclaimed textbook on the science, economics, and policy of modern climate change, for both science students and non-science majors.
Categories: Business & Economics

Introduction to Modern Climate Change

Introduction to Modern Climate Change

The book's goal is for a student to leave the class ready to engage in the public policy debate on the climate crisis.

Author: Andrew E. Dessler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108793878

Category: Science

Page: 300

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The third edition of this introductory textbook for both science students and non-science majors has been brought completely up-to-date. It reflects the most recent findings from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, as well as advances in the political arena around climate change. As in previous editions, it is tightly focussed on anthropogenic climate change. The first part of the book concentrates on the science of modern climate change, including evidence that the Earth is warming and a basic description of climate physics. Concepts such as radiative forcing, climate feedbacks, and the carbon cycle are discussed and explained using basic physics and algebra. The second half of the book goes beyond the science to address the economics and policy options to address climate change. The book's goal is for a student to leave the class ready to engage in the public policy debate on the climate crisis.
Categories: Science

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change

This third edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect the large changes in scientific knowledge and policy debates on climate change since the previous edition in 2009.

Author: Andrew E. Dessler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131663132X

Category: Science

Page: 250

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This third edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect the large changes in scientific knowledge and policy debates on climate change since the previous edition in 2009. It provides a concise but thorough overview of the science, technology, economics, policy, and politics of climate change in a single volume. It explains how scientific and policy debates work, outlines the scientific evidence for the reality and seriousness of climate change and the basic atmospheric science that supports it, and discusses policy options and the current state of the policy debate. By pulling these elements together, the book explains why the issue can be so confusing and provides guidance on practical routes forward. Anyone interested in climate change, the global environment, or how science is used in policy debates should read this book. It is the ideal textbook for undergraduate or graduate courses in environmental policy and climate change.
Categories: Science

CLIMATE CHANGE and the road to NET ZERO

CLIMATE CHANGE and the road to NET ZERO

Joseph Romm, Climate Change What Everyone Needs to Know, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2018. ... Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change, 2nd edition 2019, AMS books Andrew Dessler, Introduction to Modern Climate Change, ...

Author: Mathew Hampshire-Waugh

Publisher: Crowstone Publishing

ISBN: 9781998997503

Category: Science

Page: 426

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CLIMATE CHANGE and the road to NET-ZERO is a story of how humanity has broken free from the shackles of poverty, suffering, and war and for the first time in human history grown both population and prosperity. It’s also a story of how a single species has reconfigured the natural world, repurposed the Earth’s resources, and begun to re-engineer the climate. The book uses these conflicting narratives to explore the science, economics, technology, and politics of climate change. NET-ZERO blows away the entrenched idea that solving global warming requires a trade-off between the economy and environment, present and future generations, or rich and poor, and reveals why a twenty-year transition to a zero carbon system is a win-win solution for all on planet Earth. Reviews  Readers' Favorite Five Stars “An excellent layman's perspective of the climate problem today, how it has evolved over time, and the different approaches to solving the problem. I recommend it highly.” - Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and author of 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything. “Mathew brings his wide ranging experience of financial markets, particularly in modelling and forecasting, to add a unique insight to the climate challenge. On one hand, helping us understand how fossil fuels drove prosperity and let the world’s population escape the poverty trap, whilst on the other how rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere placed the world at mortal risk. In this book, Mathew’s financial understanding comes to the fore, revealing why we need a sound understanding of economics, climate science and financial modelling to give us the signals we need to act today.” - Mark Campanale, Executive Chairman of the Carbon Tracker Initiative and founder of the ‘unburnable carbon’ capital markets thesis. “Provides a clear understanding of the technical complexities of reaching zero carbon. Hampshire-Waugh approaches the subject with intellectual rigour, boundless curiosity, and compelling story telling. A must read for anyone interested in climate change and net-zero.” - Vincent Gilles, Chief Investment Officer at Clim8 Invest. “The book that says it all and answers all questions. Backed by data, analysis and science, Hampshire-Waugh explains how climate change, if left unchecked, threatens to unravel 200 years of human progress. But it need not end this way. The author shows that building a net zero carbon economy is within human reach through focused innovation, riding down the experience curve and reaching scale in clean energy technologies and solutions. Mathew shows how we can solve climate change and air pollution whilst driving development in the poorest parts of the world, and without compromise for those already accustomed to the highest quality of life.” - Geetu Sharma, Founder of AlphasFuture LLC, a sustainability focused investment business. About the Author Dr Mathew Hampshire-Waugh has spent the last decade working as an equity analyst at a global investment bank. He has worked with the top executives of many multi-billion-dollar companies and built relationships with many of the world’s largest investment managers. Mathew’s work centred on forecasting technology trends, financial performance, and the intrinsic value of companies involved in markets including renewable energy, electric cars, battery technology, and biofuels. Prior to his career in the banking industry, the author gained his doctorate in materials chemistry from University College London, where he worked on novel coatings and nano-materials for use in energy saving glazing and solar panel design. During his doctorate Mathew registered a patent for an efficiency enhancing coating for solar modules, published numerous scientific papers, and engaged in public speaking, consultancy, and media outreach. From the Author I wrote Climate Change and the road to Net-Zero to provide a generalist reader with a clear, comprehensive, and objective take on the issues surrounding climate change and air pollution. The book walks the reader through a history of energy, innovation, and the rise of human civilisation; how scientists have come to understand our past climate and can now forecast future change; the problems economists encounter as they attempt to piece together the potential monetary and social damages from climate inaction; and a technology agnostic assessment of potential climate change solutions (from climate-engineering to mitigation) including their costs, risks, and limitations. The book demonstrates why sustainable technologies such as wind, solar, and batteries get cheaper with scale of production, not time, and why a rapid transition to a fully-fledged net-zero system will end up significantly cheaper than remaining bound to fossil fuels, whilst also avoiding the worst impacts of climate change, and preventing nearly eight million premature deaths each year from air pollution. I hope Climate Change and the road to Net-Zero delivers an understanding of humanity’s relationship with Earth that is as intriguing as Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin’s The Human Planet, or Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens. I very much hope too that the book conveys the passion and call to action of David Wallace-Well’s The Uninhabitable Earth, coupled with the sober economic analysis of The Climate Casino by William Nordhaus or Capital in the 21st century by Thomas Piketty, and that it provides the technical rigour of Sustainable Energy Without The Hot Air by David MacKay, the rationality of Hans Rosling’s Factfulness, and the eternal hope of The Future We Choose by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac. I believe net-zero will be cheaper, cleaner, safer, more reliable, more sustainable, and will create more employment than if we remain bound to fossil fuels. After reading the book, I hope you will agree. Mathew Hampshire-Waugh, Author.
Categories: Science

Modern Climate Change Science

Modern Climate Change Science

The book may be used as a refresher for those who have had prior courses in climate science and related fields. Each chapter includes a comprehensive list of references for subjects discussed in the text.

Author: G. Thomas Farmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319092225

Category: Science

Page: 106

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Composed of two extensive sections, this book surveys important work in climate change science, mainly in the United States, and introduces contributions to the body of science that have arrived on the scene between January 2013 and February 2014. The opening section offers a broad examination of contemporary climate change science, with subsections on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Earth’s energy imbalance and energy flow; carbon dioxide’s role in the greenhouse effect; climate forcing, and climate feedbacks; Charles David Keeling and the Keeling Curve; the interfaces of atmosphere with oceans and land; paleoclimates and paleoclimatology; rising sea level; melting glaciers; deforestation; desertification; more violent storms, animal and human migration, extinction of species and more. The second section reviews and assesses the newest contributions to the body of research. Among the topics discussed are current and recent research on rising temperatures; the BEST study; the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) and the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC); current and recent research on climate models, new research on global warming 56 million years ago; ecosystem impacts, projections of future climate and more. This book can be considered a bridge between the volumes of Farmer and Cook’s Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis, as it arrives between the release of the first volume on the Physical Climate (2013) the second, on Earth’s climate history, which is now in preparation. The book benefits a wide audience as its survey of the science of climate change provides an introduction to the subject and a discussion of current research in the field. The book may be used as a refresher for those who have had prior courses in climate science and related fields. Each chapter includes a comprehensive list of references for subjects discussed in the text.
Categories: Science

Physical Oceanography and Climate

Physical Oceanography and Climate

forcing on global temperature and sea level will be detectable for thousands of years (Clark et al., 2016), ... basis of modern climate change is Introduction to Modern Climate Change, Second Edition, by Andrew Dessler (2016).

Author: Kris Karnauskas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108423861

Category: Science

Page: 350

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An engaging and accessible textbook focusing on climate dynamics from the perspective of the ocean, specifically interactions between the atmosphere and ocean. It describes the fundamental physics and dynamics governing the behaviour of the ocean, and provides numerous end-of-chapter questions and access to online data sets.
Categories: Science

Terrorism Inside America s Borders

Terrorism Inside America s Borders

Congressional Research Service. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/ R42795.pdf. Aboraya, A. (2016). The costs of the Pulse nightclub ... Introduction to Modern climate change, second edition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Author: Ashraf Esmail

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780761870746

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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Terrorism Inside America’s Borders examines the history, trends, and different features of terrorism, and how the media, law enforcement, and other social institutions have responded to the violence. A variety of theoretical, methodological and analytical strategies are used to explore these issues.
Categories: Political Science

Philosophical Foundations of Climate Change Policy

Philosophical Foundations of Climate Change Policy

Andrew Brennan, “Moral Pluralism and the Environment,” Environmental Values, 1 (1992): 15–33. 50. Mark Sagoff, “Animal Liberation and ... Andrew Dessler, Introduction to Modern Climate Change, 2nd ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University ...

Author: Joseph Heath

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197567982

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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"Although the task of formulating an appropriate policy response to the problem of anthropogenic climate change is one that raises a number of very difficult normative issues, environmental ethicists have not played an influential role in government deliberations. This is primarily due to their rejection of many of the assumptions that structure the debates over policy. This book offers a philosophical defense of these assumptions, in order to overcome the major conceptual barriers to the participation of philosophers in these debates. There are five important barriers: First, the policy debate presupposes a stance of liberal neutrality, as a result of which it does not privilege any particular set of environmental values over other concerns. Second, it assumes ongoing economic growth, along with a commitment to what is sometimes called a weak sustainability framework when analyzing the value of the bequest being made to future generations. Third, it treats climate change as fundamentally a collective action problem, not an issue of distributive justice. Fourth, there is the acceptance of cost-benefit analysis, or more precisely, the view that a carbon pricing regime should be guided by our best estimate of the social cost of carbon. And finally, there is the view that when this calculation is undertaken, it is permissible to discount costs and benefits, depending on how far removed they are from the present. This book attempts to make explicit and defend these presuppositions, and in so doing offer philosophical foundations for the debate over climate change policy"--
Categories: Philosophy

Meteorology Today An Introduction to Weather Climate and the Environment

Meteorology Today  An Introduction to Weather  Climate  and the Environment

Introduction to Modern Climate Change ( 2nd ed . ) . Cambridge University Press , New York , 2015 . Doswell , Charles A. III , editor . Severe Convective Storms . American Meteorological Society , Boston , MA , 2001 .

Author: C. Donald Ahrens

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357452721

Category: Nature

Page: 736

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Written by meteorologists C. Donald Ahrens and Robert Henson and grounded in the scientific method, METEOROLOGY TODAY: AN INTRODUCTION TO WEATHER, CLIMATE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT shows you how to observe, calculate and synthesize weather information as a scientist. Packed with engaging visuals, the 13th edition offers the latest information on climate change, ozone depletion, air quality, El Nino and other key topics as well as discussions of recent high-profile weather events, including droughts, heat waves, tornado outbreaks and hurricanes. Focus On boxes help you delve deeper into meteorological observation methods, environmental issues and more, while Weather Watch boxes highlight interesting weather facts and meteorological events. In addition, case studies give you direct access to academic and newsworthy papers on recent developments and meteorological trends. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Nature