xx, 522 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
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Introduction /John P. Holdren Impacts of climate change.Climate change science overview /Michael D. Mastrandrea and Stephen H. Schneider ;Detection and attribution /Ben D. Santer and Tom M.L. Wigley ;Wild species and extinction /Terry L. Root and Elizabeth S. Goldsmith ;Ecosystems /Rik Leemans ;Marine ecosystems /Carol Turley ;Water /Peter H. Gleick ;Hurricanes /Judith A. Curry and Peter J. Webster ;Wildfires /Anthony L. Westerling ;Tropical forests of Amazonia /Philip M. Fearnside ;Global crop production and food security /David B. Lobell ;Human health /Kristie L. Ebi ;Unique and valued places /W. Neil Adger, Jon Barnett, and Heidi Ellemor Policy analysis.Assessing economic impacts /Stéphane Hallegatte and Philippe Ambrosi ;Integrated assessment modeling /Hans-Martin Füssel and Michael D. Mastrandrea ;Risk, uncertainty, and assessing dangerous climate change /Stephen H. Schneider and Michael D. Mastrandrea ;Risk perceptions and behavior /Anthony Leiserowitz ;What is the economic cost of climate change? /Michael Hanemann ;Cost-efficiency and political feasibility /Christian Azar ;Carbon taxes, trading, and offsets /Danny Cullenward ;The cost of reducing CO₂ emissions /Christian Azar International considerations.International treaties /M.J. Mace ;EU climate policy /Tom R. Burns in collaboration with Mikael Roman ;Population /Frederick A.B. Meyerson ;Inequalities and imbalances /Ambuj Sagar and Paul Baer ;Ethics, rights, and responsibilities /Paul Baer and Ambuj Sagar ;Developing country perspectives /Jayant Sathaye ;CDM and mitigation in developing countries /David Wolfowitz ;Measuring the clean development mechanism's performance and potential /Michael Wara ;Understanding the climate challenge in China /Joanna I. Lewis, Jeffrey Logan, and Michael B. Cummings ;Climate change and the new China /Paul G. Harris ;India /Ashok Gadgil and Sharachchandra Lélé ;Australia /Chris Hotham United States.National policy /Armin Rosencranz and Russell Conklin ;Policy in California /Jason Mark and Amy Lynd Luers ;California's battle for clean cars /Fran Pavley ;U.S. state climate action /Joshua Bushinsky ;Policies to stimulate corporate action /Eileen Claussen, Vicki Arroyo, and Truman Semans ;Corporate initiatives /Paul Dickinson, James P. Hawley, and Andrew T. Williams ;Carbonundrums : the role of the media /Maxwell T. Boykoff ;Newspaper and television coverage /Aaron M. McCright and Rachael L. Shwom ;Media and public education /Dale Willman Mitigation options to reduce carbon emissions.The road forward /Robert T. Watson and André R. Aquino ;Energy efficiency /Audrey B. Chang, Arthur H. Rosenfeld, and Patrick K. McAuliffe ;Renewable energy /Daniel M. Kammen ;Designing energy supply chains based on hydrogen /Whitney G. Colella ;Nuclear energy /Burton Richter ;Coal capture and storage /David Hawkins ;Tropical forests /Philip M. Fearnside ;Engineering the planet /David W. Keith.