Driving Climate Change

Driving Climate Change
Author: Daniel Sperling,James S. Cannon
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2010-07-26
ISBN: 9780080464688
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Driving Climate Change Book Excerpt:

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing global society. The debate over what to do is confounded by the uncertain relationship between increasing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, and the impact of those changes on nature and human civilization. Driving Climate Change will provide professionals and students alike with the latest information regarding greenhouse emissions while presenting the most up-to-date techniques for reducing these emissions. It will investigate three broad strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions: 1) reducing motorized travel, 2) shifting to less energy intensive modes, and 3) changing fuel and propulsion technologies. Findings will be presented by the leaders in the field with contributions from professors, researchers, consultants and engineers at the most prominent institutions - commercial, academic and federal - dealing with environmental research and policy. Includes a comprehensive evaluation of current industrial practice Provides technologically sound and manageable techniques for engineers, scientists and designers Incorporates guidelines for a sustainable future

Driving the Future

Driving the Future
Author: Margo T. Oge
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN: 1628727713
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Driving the Future Book Excerpt:

Now in paperback, with a new foreword by Fred Krupp, an expert's illuminating preview of the cleaner, lighter, smarter cars of the future. In Driving the Future, Margo T. Oge portrays a future where clean, intelligent vehicles with lighter frames and alternative power trains will produce zero emissions and run at 100+ mpg. With electronic architectures more like those of airplanes, cars will be smarter and safer, will park themselves, and will network with other vehicles on the road to drive themselves. As the director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Oge was the chief architect behind the Obama administration’s landmark 2012 deal with automakers in the US market to double the fuel efficiency of their fleets and to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2025. This was America’s first formal climate action using regulation to reduce emissions through innovation in car design. Offering an insider account of the partnership between federal agencies, California, environmental groups, and car manufacturers that led to the historic deal, Margo discusses the science of climate change, the politics of addressing it, and the lessons learned for policy makers. She also takes the reader through the convergence of macro trends that will drive this innovation over the next forty years and be every bit as transformative as those wrought by Karl Benz and Henry Ford. Driving the Future is for anyone who wants to know what car they’ll be driving in ten, twenty, or thirty years—and for everyone concerned about air quality and climate change now.

One Planet Is Enough

One Planet Is Enough
Author: Rune Westergård
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN: 3319609130
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Planet Is Enough Book Excerpt:

The present book offers a compelling sketch of how technological advances have shaped humankind’s evolution and how they can unlock ways to combat climate change and environmental threats. It also reveals new perspectives on climate change and sustainable development by harnessing technology. Given today’s conditions, only a homeless vegan could achieve a sustainable ecological footprint. In reality, it would be impossible, and even destructive, to attempt to save the planet by discontinuing consumption. It would disrupt evolution and threaten the driving forces of the technology that is our hope for combating climate change and environmental threats in the future. This is the opinion of Rune Westergård, engineer, entrepreneur, and environmental debater, with several decades of experience from the field of environmental and energy technology. He challenges many established truths on consumption and sustainability and demonstrates how and why they are flawed. From his point of view, both continued global growth and increased welfare are entirely possible within the ecological limitations of our planet. Once we learn to put technology to our best advantage, one planet will be enough.

Transport and Climate Change

Transport and Climate Change
Author: Tim Ryley,Lee Chapman
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2012-07-17
ISBN: 1780524404
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transport and Climate Change Book Excerpt:

This topical volume covers the intersection between transport and climate change, with papers from the 'Transport & Climate Change' session of the RGS-IBG conference in London, September 2010. It considers the role of transport modes at varying spatial dimensions and a range of perspectives on the relationship between transport and climate change.

An Introduction to Climate Change Economics and Policy

An Introduction to Climate Change Economics and Policy
Author: Felix R. FitzRoy,Elissaios Papyrakis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN: 1136546421
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Climate Change Economics and Policy Book Excerpt:

Interest in climate change has generated a mountain of literature leaving many floundering in the sheer flood of information, commentary, claims and initiatives. This highly accessible book assumes no prior knowledge and cuts through the confusion to explain the key economic and policy issues related to climate change in simple language and with only a few statistics. Coverage slices across the breadth and depth of climate change, providing short summaries of the most relevant research and conclusions from various disciplines. The authors highlight where economists and policy makers generally misunderstand the science of climate change, underestimate the risks of runaway warming and exaggerate the costs of radical measures to stabilize the climate. A key focus is the impact of climate change on world agriculture, the world's most important activity. The authors provide a critical examination of how current policies that promote poor water usage and soil erosion are risking a catastrophic collapse of agriculture in the poorest and most populous countries in a warming world. They look at the solutions such as how no-till, conservation farming, third generation biofuels from waste land, alternative energy, and bio-char production to raise sustainable yields, reduce emissions and sequester carbon in soil. The second, crucial thrust is a critical examination of the growth economy paradigm of rich countries that is driving climate change. The authors look at economic measures to control climate change including switching taxes from labour to carbon and subsidies from fossil and nuclear energy to renewable alternatives as well as demand management and energy saving. Overall the book provides a comprehensive, critical introduction to the issues and highlights the main policies that are needed to initiate the transformation to sustainability and avert the worst risks of climate catastrophe.

Climate Change and Common Sense

Climate Change and Common Sense
Author: Robert W. Hahn,Alistair Ulph
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-01-26
ISBN: 0191624101
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Common Sense Book Excerpt:

There is widespread agreement that climate change is a serious problem. If we fail to regulate greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, or use alternative strategies for addressing the problem, the damages could be significant, and perhaps catastrophic. After several international meetings in which nation-states have tried unsuccessfully to address the climate change problem, there is a sense of frustration and urgency: frustration at the slow pace at which countries are moving toward an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; urgency because of the growing evidence that climate change is a serious problem that should be addressed globally and quickly. This book takes a close look at the fundamental political and economic processes driving climate change policy. It identifies institutional arrangements and policies that are needed to design more effective climate change policy. It also examines ethical and distributional arguments that are critical in understanding and framing the climate debate. The book is built around a conference honouring Tom Schelling that took place at the Sustainable Consumption Institute at The University of Manchester. Each chapter represents a significant contribution to the literature on the political economy of climate change.

From Copenhagen to Cancun Driving Forces in the International Climate Regime

From Copenhagen to Cancun   Driving Forces in the International Climate Regime
Author: Ben Witthaus
Publsiher: diplom.de
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2014-04-11
ISBN: 3842823215
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Copenhagen to Cancun Driving Forces in the International Climate Regime Book Excerpt:

Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: For more than two decades, scientific and political communities have debated whether and how to act on climate change. This discussion moved on. Today science is very clear about the magnitude of the risks imposed by unmanaged climate change: What we are doing is redifining where people could live and if we do that as a world than hundreds of million of people will move. Probably billions will move. We are talking about gambling the planet, we are talking about a radical change of the way in which human beings could live and where they could live and, indeed, how many of them. With regard to these risks the application of the precautionary principle telling us to better be safe than sorry appears to be imperative and makes traditional cost-benefit analysis become obsolete. Thus combating global warming has become one of the most important issues facing the world in the 21. century. As nobody would be immune from the transformation the planet faces, avoiding this gamble should, in theory, be in the interest of all nations. Unfortunately, a common response in the scale necessary is hard to organize. While the industrialized countries fear the costs of the transformation from a high-carbon to a low-carbon economy, it is the poorest people who are facing a double unequity as they 1. will be hit earliest and hardest by the adverse impacts of climate change, and 2. are least responsible for the stock of current concentrations in the atmosphere. This inequity consequently leads to a great sense of injustice in developing countries being asked cut emission, while knowing, that the developed world got rich on high-carbon growth. Without any doubt the outcome of this is a historical responsibility of industrialized countries to take over leadership in reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases. However, bearing in mind that by 2050, approximately eight out of nine billion people in the world will be living in developing nations, it is impossible to get down to emission levels needed without at the same time covering the developing world as well. Against this background international climate protection is a sociopolitical, economical, and ethical challenge, concerning all nations, which have to understand that they are a community based on the principle of mutual solidarity. The international climate regime is regarded as the main platform to further cooperation between nations in order to succesfully combat global [...]

Driving Climate Change

Driving Climate Change
Author: Daniel Sperling,James Cannon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Driving Climate Change Book Excerpt:

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing global society. The debate over what to do is confounded by the uncertain relationship between increasing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, and the impact of those changes on nature and human civilization. This book will provide professionals and students alike with the latest information regarding greenhouse emissions while presenting the most up-to-date techniques for reducing these emissions. It will investigate three broad strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions: 1) reducing motorized travel, 2) shifting to less energy intensive modes, and 3) changing fuel and propulsion technologies. Findings will be presented by the leaders in the field with contributions from professors, researchers, consultants and engineers at the most prominent institutions - commercial, academic and federal - dealing with environmental research and policy. * Includes a comprehensive evaluation of current industrial practice * Provides technologically sound and manageable techniques for engineers, scientists and designers * Incorporates guidelines for a sustainable future.

Climate Change and Society

Climate Change and Society
Author: Riley E. Dunlap,Robert J. Brulle
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-08-24
ISBN: 0199356122
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Society Book Excerpt:

Climate change is one of the most critical issues of the twenty-first century, presenting a major intellectual challenge to both the natural and social sciences. While there has been significant progress in natural science understanding of climate change, social science analyses have not been as fully developed. Climate Change and Society breaks new theoretical and empirical ground by presenting climate change as a thoroughly social phenomenon, embedded in behaviors, institutions, and cultural practices. This collection of essays summarizes existing approaches to understanding the social, economic, political, and cultural dimensions of climate change. From the factors that drive carbon emissions to those which influence societal responses to climate change, the volume provides a comprehensive overview of the social dimensions of climate change. An improved understanding of the complex relationship between climate change and society is essential for modifying ecologically harmful human behaviors and institutional practices, creating just and effective environmental policies, and developing a more sustainable future. Climate Change and Society provides a useful tool in efforts to integrate social science research, natural science research, and policymaking regarding climate change and sustainability. Produced by the American Sociological Association's Task Force on Sociology and Global Climate Change, this book presents a challenging shift from the standard climate change discourse, and offers a valuable resource for students, scholars, and professionals involved in climate change research and policy.

Driving Climate Change

Driving Climate Change
Author: Daniel Sperling,James Spencer Cannon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Climatic changes
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Driving Climate Change Book Excerpt:

Ethical Values and the Integrity of the Climate Change Regime

Ethical Values and the Integrity of the Climate Change Regime
Author: Dr Vesselin Popovski,Dr Hugh Breakey,Dr Rowena Maguire
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-11-28
ISBN: 1472469593
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethical Values and the Integrity of the Climate Change Regime Book Excerpt:

This book investigates the ways ethical values impact on where and how the global carbon integrity system works, where it fails, and how it can be improved. With a wide array of perspectives across many disciplines, the chapters explore the positive values driving the global climate change processes and offer an understanding of the motivations justifying the creation of the regime and the way that social norms impact upon the operation of the integrity system. The collection focuses on the nexus between ideal ethics and real-world implementation through institutions and laws.

The Climate Change Debate

The Climate Change Debate
Author: David Coady,R. Corry
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN: 113732628X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Climate Change Debate Book Excerpt:

Of the two kinds of philosophical questions – epistemic and ethical - raised by the public debate about climate change, professional philosophers have dealt almost exclusively with the ethical. This book is the first to address both and examine the relationship between them.

Driving Forces

Driving Forces
Author: James John MacKenzie,Michael P. Walsh,World Resources Institute
Publsiher: World Resources Inst
Total Pages: 49
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Air
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Driving Forces Book Excerpt:

The International Climate Regime and Its Driving Forces Obstacles and Chances on the Way to a Global Response to the Problem of Climate Change

The International Climate Regime and Its Driving Forces  Obstacles and Chances on the Way to a Global Response to the Problem of Climate Change
Author: Ben Witthaus
Publsiher: Diplomica Verlag
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2012-03
ISBN: 3842873832
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The International Climate Regime and Its Driving Forces Obstacles and Chances on the Way to a Global Response to the Problem of Climate Change Book Excerpt:

The greenhouse effect is a vital process which is responsible for the heat on the earth?s surface. By consuming fossil fuels, clearing forests etc. humans aggravate this natural process. As additionally trapped heat exceeds the earth?s intake capacity this consequently leads to global warming. The current concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is already 30% higher compared to pre-industrial levels and unmanaged this development is likely to result in an increase of up to 6.4ø C towards the end of the century. Especially the poorest regions of the world are facing a double inequity as they a) will be hit earliest and hardest by the adverse impacts of climate change, and b) are least responsible for the stock of current concentrations in the atmosphere. Seeing this the application of the precautionary principle telling us ?to better be safe than sorry? appears to be imperative and makes traditional cost-benefit analysis become obsolete. Thus combating global warming has become one of the most important issues facing the world in the 21st century. The international climate regime is the main platform to further cooperation between nations and to tackle this problem. Since the first world climate conference in 1979 the international community of states pursues the goal of stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions. In 2009, the 15th COP of the UNFCCC aimed at achieving the final breakthrough with regard to framing new long-term mitigation commitments. However, the regime theory tells us that states behave as rational egoists and solely follow selfishly defined interests to maximize own profits. So it not only has to be assumed that just states with a favourable benefit-cost ratio will take the role of a ?pusher? in international climate negotiations but also that powerful states are more likely to reach a favourable outcome. Indeed the highly ineffective Kyoto Protocol, which amongst others had to deal with the exit of the United States, the creation of ?hot air? reductions and an overall lack of compliance incentives, has already shown the difficulties of creating an effective climate regime. In Copenhagen it became obvious that influential actors still do not seem to have an interest to significantly change their energy consumption patterns in order to reduce emissions. The majority of developing countries, politically prioritize the protection of their economic development which heavily depends on the use of cheap energy from fossil fuels. Especially China by no means intends to cut its impressive GDP growth figures to please international crowds. Meanwhile the hands of the US President on the international stage were once again tied by domestic restrictions. However, although it seemed that the long prevailing differences of interests between industrial and developing countries are more than ever insuperable, there is hope. A ?global race? towards renewable energy and related jobs has already started. Nations and international corporations are positioning themselves to take advantage of the inevitable transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. This could be the starting point for a sustainable bottom-up policy architecture on the international level replacing the current top-down approach.

Climate Change WIRED guides

Climate Change  WIRED guides
Author: Bianca Nogrady,WIRED
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-03-25
ISBN: 1473585627
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change WIRED guides Book Excerpt:

Man-made global warming is advancing inexorably. Are there ways to halt it? In this invaluable, one-stop guide Bianca Nogrady analyses the science of climate change and offers a concise overview of the ways in which our carbon emissions might be reduced. She examines the challenges posed by food and energy production and the cutting-edge technologies that could mitigate their polluting effects. She looks at initiatives to create green industry and transport. She explains the economics of emissions trading schemes and the practicalities of geoengineering plans to trap greenhouse gases. And she addresses the fundamental question: is it possible to safeguard our future before it's too late?

Public Transportation s Role in Responding to Climate Change

Public Transportation s Role in Responding to Climate Change
Author: Tina Hodges
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2010-11
ISBN: 1437933610
Category: Climatic changes
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Transportation s Role in Responding to Climate Change Book Excerpt:

The Fed. Transit Admin. (FTA) collects and analyzes data from across the country on public transportation (PT) fuel use, vehicles deployed, rides taken, etc. These data provides valuable insight into the impacts of auto, truck, SUV, and PT travel on the production of greenhouse gas emissions. There are significant greenhouse gas emission savings by using PT. This paper presents an analysis of the data and frames it in a broader context. It concludes with a description of FTA actions that address climate change. PT can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by: Providing a low emissions alternative to driving; Facilitating compact land use, reducing the need to travel long distances; and Minimizing the carbon footprint of transit oper.

Existing Housing and Climate Change

Existing Housing and Climate Change
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Communities and Local Government Committee
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2008-04-02
ISBN: 9780215514417
Category: Climatic changes
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Existing Housing and Climate Change Book Excerpt:

The UK contains more than 26 million homes which, collectively, emitted 41.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2004, representing more than a quarter of the UK's emission of the main greenhouse gas driving climate change. The Government plans that the three million more households to be added to the housing stock over the next 12 years will be as carbon-neutral as modern building methods, technologies and regulation can make them. But the Government must pay as much attention to reducing the carbon footprint of the existing housing stock, given the UK's challenging target of reducing carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2050. Domestic energy efficiency measures taken since 1970 have halved what UK domestic energy demand would otherwise be, but the amount of energy used now needs to decline sharply if the target is to be achieved. Chapters examine: regulation and encouragement; financial incentives; energy performance certificates; breaching the barriers to change; newer technologies; older buildings. There are many existing means to achieve rapid reductions in carbon emissions. such as cavity-wall insulation, loft insulation, double-glazing, condensing boilers, more efficient lighting. One problem is that of engaging with a greater proportion of the population and convincing them of the need for action. The proposed Green Homes Service due in late 2008 should provide a one-stop source of information for householders to overcome this "information barrier" to quick, simple and cost-effective action in many homes. The Committee believes that substantial and rapid change is possible if millions of individuals and families can be encouraged to rise to the challenge.

Climate Change and Common Sense

Climate Change and Common Sense
Author: Robert W. Hahn,Alistair Ulph
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-01-26
ISBN: 0199692874
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Common Sense Book Excerpt:

An overview of the fundamental political and economic processes driving climate change policy that highlights the work of Nobel Laureate Tom Schelling. It identifies the institutional arrangements needed to design more effective policy and examines the ethical arguments that are critical to understanding and framing the climate debate.

The Nexus Energy Environment and Climate Change

The Nexus  Energy  Environment and Climate Change
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Dinesh Surroop
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN: 331963612X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nexus Energy Environment and Climate Change Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on the water–energy–climate nexus, which can be used to improve energy security and quality of life for millions of people in developing countries. It enhances the reader’s understanding of the link between energy and climate, through the development of new approaches to and methods for energy generation, energy use, and climate change adaptation and resilience. By presenting case studies and research reports, the book addresses the relevant issues needed in order to analyze and successfully implement technologies in the water–energy–climate nexus. It focuses on the contributions of higher education institutions in terms of capacity-building for energy efficiency, energy access and energy security, as they relate to climate change mitigation. The book combines results from the authors’ own research with detailed analyses, and the research presented lays the foundation for innovative new concepts and ideas, which the authors subsequently discuss. The book will appeal to all those interested in the links between energy issues, sustainability and climate change, as it focuses on the exchange between science and technology experts, as well as decision makers. It also supports students studying renewable energies and energy security, while serving as a valuable reference source for researchers, professionals, practitioners and scientists.

Climate Change and the People s Health

Climate Change and the People s Health
Author: Sharon Friel
Publsiher: Small Books Big Ideas in Popul
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-01-02
ISBN: 0190492732
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and the People s Health Book Excerpt:

Climate change and social inequity are both sprawling, insidious forces that threaten populations around the world. It's time we start talking about them together. Climate Change and the People's Health offers a brave and ambitious new framework for understanding how our planet's two greatest existential threats comingle, complement, and amplify one another -- and what can be done to mitigate future harm. In doing so it posits three new modes of thinking: - That climate change interacts with the social determinants of health and exacerbates existing health inequities - The idea of a "consumptagenic system" -- a network of policies, processes, governance and modes of understanding that fuel unhealthy, and environmentally destructive production and consumption - The steps necessary to move from denial and inertia toward effective mobilization, including economic, social, and policy interventions With insights from physical science, social science, and humanities, this short book examines how climate change and social inequity are indelibly linked, and considering them together can bring about effective change in social equity, health, and the environment.