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26 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: Improving the climate
  • The golden mean
  • Transatlantic networks and the geography of climate knowledge
  • -- An American Siberia
  • Jamaicans in and out of Nova Scotia
  • Works in progress.
Most people assume that climate change is recent news. A Temperate Empire shows that we have been debating the science and politics of climate change for a long time, since before the age of industrialization. Focusing on attempts to transform New England and Nova Scotia's environment in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this book explores the ways that early Americans studied and tried to remake local climates according to their plans for colonial settlement and economic development. For colonial officials, landowners, naturalists and other local elites, New England and Nova Scotia's frigid, long winters and short, muggy summers were persistent sources of anxiety. They became intensely interested in understanding the natural history of the climate and, ultimately, in reducing their vulnerability to it. In the short term, European migrants from other northern countries would welcome the cold or, as one Loyalist from New Hampshire argued, the cold would moderate the supposedly fiery temperaments of Jamaicans deported to colonial Nova Scotia. Over the long term, however, the expansion of colonial farms was increasingly tempering the climate itself. A naturalist in Vermont agreed with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson when he insisted that every cultivated part of America was already "more temperate, uniform, and equal" than before colonization-a forecast of permanent, global warming they all wholeheartedly welcomed. By pointing to such ironies, A Temperate Empire emphasizes the necessarily historical nature of the climate and of our knowledge about it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190206598 20171204
Law Library (Crown)
106 pages ; 28 cm
  • Reducing the federal government's carbon footprint
  • Implementing state-wide greenhouse gas reductions
  • Coordinating the siting of major renewable energy projects on public lands
  • Federal interagency efforts to address climate impacts to critical infrastructure
  • Responding to climate impacts on natural resources managed by the federal government
  • Using geographic mapping tools to make climate change impact data available across agencies and with stakeholders.
Law Library (Crown)
vi, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • The science of climate change
  • The science and politics of climate change / Ian Plimer
  • Why climate models are failing / Patrick J. Michaels
  • Global warming, models and language / Richard S. Lindzen
  • Sun shunned / Willie Soon
  • The scientific context / Robert M. Carter
  • Forecasting rain / John Abbot & Jennifer Marohasy
  • The economics and politics of climate change
  • Cool it : an essay on climate change / Nigel Lawson
  • Costing climate change / Alan Moran
  • Experts as ideologues / James Delingpole
  • Uncertainty, scepticism and the climate issue / Garth W. Paltridge
  • The trillion dollar guess and the zombie theory / Jo Nova
  • Forecasting global climate change / Kesten C. Green & J. Scott Armstrong
  • The climate change movement
  • The search for a global climate treaty / Rupert Darwall
  • The hockey stick : a retrospective / Ross McKitrick
  • The IPCC and the peace prize / Donna Laframboise
  • Global warming's glorious ship of fools / Mark Steyn
  • Cavemen, climate, and computers / Christopher Essex
  • The scientists and the apocalypse / Bernie Lewin
  • The scientfic method (and other heresies) / Stewart W. Franks
  • Extreme weather and global warming / Anthony Watts
  • False prophets unveiled / Andrew Bolt.
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 911
  • 411
  • Fat tails
  • Willful blindness
  • Bailing out the planet
  • 007
  • What you can do
  • A different kind of optimism.
If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you'd reevaluate your assets. So if we know the world is warming and there's a 10 percent chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren't we doing more about climate change right now? We insure our lives against an uncertain future--why not our planet? In Climate Shock, Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman explore in lively, clear terms the likely repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing on and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences. They show that the longer we wait to act, the more likely an extreme event will happen. A city might go underwater. A rogue nation might shoot particles into the Earth's atmosphere, geoengineering cooler temperatures. Zeroing in on the unknown extreme risks that may yet dwarf all else, the authors look at how economic forces that make sensible climate policies difficult to enact, make radical would-be fixes like geoengineering all the more probable. What we know about climate change is alarming enough. What we don't know about the extreme risks could be far more dangerous. Wagner and Weitzman help readers understand that we need to think about climate change in the same way that we think about insurance--as a risk management problem, only here on a global scale. Demonstrating that climate change can and should be dealt with--and what could happen if we don't do so--Climate Shock tackles the defining environmental and public policy issue of our time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691159478 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
89 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Preamble
  • Definitions
  • Specific obligations.
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 180 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Contents: Introduction-- The problem, policies, and politics-- Small steps to Rio-- Staggering towards Kyoto-- Scepticism, neglect, and obstruction-- Action and reaction-- Conclusions-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409440178 20160619
The United States has widely been perceived as sceptical, if not hostile, to the need to address man-made climate change. US government policy has undoubtedly disappointed environmentalists and scientists who believe more concerted action is needed, but a careful examination of the evidence reveals a number of policy actions designed to investigate, mitigate, and adapt to climate change have been implemented. Laws, regulatory action, and court rulings have led to advances in climate science, action to reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions and efforts to prepare for the potential consequences of climate change. In this important book Chris Bailey explains and details the challenges and achievements of US climate change policy from its origins to the present day.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409440178 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
xxxv, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • The science : how it shapes the economics, ethics, politics, and the possible prognoses
  • Building a new energy-industrial revolution
  • Policies for dynamic change and transition : lessons from economic history and economic theory
  • How some economic analyses have distorted the issues
  • The ethics of intertemporal values and valuations
  • Broad approaches to moral and political philosophy : converging perspectives
  • Developments in climate action around the world
  • Building national and international action
  • Equity across peoples and nations
  • Conclusion: How ideas change over time.
The risks of climate change are potentially immense. The benefits of taking action are also clear: we can see that economic development, reduced emissions, and creative adaptation go hand in hand. A committed and strong low-carbon transition could trigger a new wave of economic and technological transformation and investment, a new era of global and sustainable prosperity. Why, then, are we waiting? In this book, Nicholas Stern explains why, notwithstanding the great attractions of a new path, it has been so difficult to tackle climate change effectively. He makes a compelling case for climate action now and sets out the forms that action should take. Stern argues that the risks and costs of climate change are worse than estimated in the landmark Stern Review in 2006 -- and far worse than implied by standard economic models. He reminds us that we have a choice. We can rely on past technologies, methods, and institutions -- or we can embrace change, innovation, and international collaboration. The first might bring us some short-term growth but would lead eventually to chaos, conflict, and destruction. The second could bring about better lives for all and growth that is sustainable over the long term, and help win the battle against worldwide poverty. The science warns of the dangers of neglect; the economics and technology show what we can do and the great benefits that will follow; an examination of the ethics points strongly to a moral imperative for action. Why are we waiting?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262029186 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
148 pages ; 26 cm
  • Choosing a future : the social and legal aspects of climate change / Anna Grear and Conor Gearty
  • An interview with Connie Hedegaard, European Union Commissioner for Climate Action / Conor Gearty
  • Social and legal aspects of climate change / Mary Robinson
  • An interview with Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation : climate justice / Conor Gearty
  • Climate ethics and human rights / John H. Knox
  • Directional climate justice: the normative relationship between moral claim rights and directed obligations / Marcus Hedahl
  • Changing images of climate change : human rights and future generations / Henry Shue
  • Trade in the service of climate change mitigation : the question of linkage / Olivier De Schutter
  • Towards 'climate justice'? A critical reflection on legal subjectivity and climate injustice : warning signals, patterned hierarchies, directions for future law and policy / Anna Grear
  • Climate justice : the claim of the past / Stephen Humphreys.
"A special issue of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783477234 20160616
Law Library (Crown)
iv, 137 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
  • Overview
  • Regions
  • Report findings.
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 200 pages : ill. ; 25 cm
  • Introduction to the Clean Development Mechanism
  • Conceptual framework
  • Will preferential access measures overcome barriers to CDM projects in least developed countries?
  • Discounting emission credits and competitiveness of different CDM host countries
  • Does the CDM discourage emission reduction targets in advanced developing countries? An analysis of the 'low-hanging fruit' issue
  • Do domestic renewable energy promotion policies lead to more CDM projects?
  • Concluding remarks.
In this groundbreaking book, Paula Castro presents the first systematic categorization of positive and negative incentives generated by the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) for climate change mitigation in the Global South. To reduce the cost of meeting their greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, industrialized countries may rely on the CDM, a market instrument that allows them to count emission reductions from projects in developing countries as their own. Presented in four core empirical chapters, the book critically reviews whether and how the CDM creates incentives or disincentives for developing country action towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and draws lessons for the future international climate change regime. Recommendations and discussion on the reform of the CDM invoke debate on the future of this policy in developing countries, which is vital material for both policymakers and international institutions introducing similar instruments. Students and researchers working on topics related to environmental politics, climate policy, environmental economics and environmental science will also find this resource invaluable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782545675 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. A Climate-Constrained World / Emanuele Massetti
  • 2. Shifting the Boundary: The Role of Innovation / Lea Nicita
  • 3. Getting to Yes / Alessandra Sgobbi
  • 4. Coping with Uncertainty / Massimo Tavoni
  • 5. Climate Policy and the Forestry Sector: The Role of Non-energy Emissions / Valentino Bosetti
  • 6. Adaptation and Mitigation: What is the Optimal Balance? / Enrica De Cian
  • 7. A Focus on the Latest Developments in the Modelling of Mitigation Options / Fabio Sferra
  • 8. Conclusions / Massimo Tavoni
  • 9. Complete List of Publications that Use WITCH.
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 353 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • The unavoidability of justice
  • Subsistence emissions and luxury emissions
  • After you : may action by the rich be contingent upon action by the poor?
  • Avoidable necessity : global warming, international fairness, and alternative energy
  • Equity in an international agreement on climate change
  • Environmental change and the varieties of justice
  • Eroding sovereignty : the advance of principle
  • Bequeathing hazards : security rights and property rights of future humans
  • Global environment and international inequality
  • Climate
  • A legacy of danger : the Kyoto Protocol and future generations
  • Responsibility to future generations and the technological transition
  • Making exceptions
  • Deadly delays, saving opportunities : creating a more dangerous world?
  • Face reality? After you! : a call for leadership on climate change
  • Human rights, climate change, and the trillionth ton
  • Climate hope : implementing the exit strategy
  • Appendix: Declaration on climate justice / High Level Advisory Committee to the Climate Justice Dialogue, United Nations.
The fruit of twenty years of moral reflection on the emerging greatest challenge to humanity of the 21st century, these far-sighted and influential essays by a pioneering practical philosopher on the tangled questions of justice between nations and justice across generations confronting all attempts at international cooperation in controlling climate change sharply crystallize the central choices and offer constructive directions forward. Arguing that persistent attempts by U.S. negotiators to avoid the fundamental issues of justice at the heart of persistent international disagreement on the terms of a binding multilateral treaty are as morally misguided as they are diplomatically counter-productive, Henry Shue has built a case that efforts to price carbon (through cap-and-trade or carbon taxes) as a mechanism to drive down greenhouse gas emissions by the affluent must, for both ethical and political reasons, be complemented by international transfers that temporarily subsidize the development of non-carbon energy and its dissemination to those trapped in poverty. Our vital escape from climate change rooted in the dominance of the fossil fuel regime ought not, and in fact need not, come at the price of de-railing the escape of the world's poorest from poverty rooted in lack of affordable energy that does not undermine the climate. The momentum of changes in the planetary climate system and the political inertia of energy regimes mean that future generations, like the poorest of the present, are vulnerable to our decisions, and they have rights not to be left helpless by those of us with the power instead to leave them hope.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198713708 20161114
Law Library (Crown)
vi, 296 pages ; 24 cm.
  • The green paradox : a mirage? / Karen Pittel, Rick van der Ploeg, and Cees Withagen
  • Supply-side climate policy and the green paradox / Michael Hoel
  • The green paradox as a supply phenomenon / Julien Daubanes and Pierre Lasserre
  • The green paradox under imperfect substitutability between clean and dirty fuels / Ngo Van Long
  • Fossil fuels, backstop technologies, and imperfect substitution / Gerard van der Meijden
  • Innovation and the green paradox / Ralph A. Winter
  • Resource extraction and backstop technologies in general equilibrium / Ngo Van Long and Frank Stähler
  • Does a future rise in carbon taxes harm the climate? / Florian Habermacher and Gebhard Kirchgässner
  • The impacts of announcing and delaying green policies / Darko Jus and Volker Meier
  • Going full circle : demand-side constraints to the green paradox / Corrado Di Maria, Ian Lange, and Edwin van der Werf
  • Quantifying intertemporal emissions leakage / Carolyn Fischer and Stephen Salant.
Recent developments suggest that well-intended climate policies--including carbon taxes and subsidies for renewable energy -- might not accomplish what policy makers intend. Hans-Werner Sinn has described a "green paradox, " arguing that these policies could hasten global warming by encouraging owners of fossil fuel reserves to increase their extraction rates for fear that their reserves will become worthless. In this volume, economists investigate the empirical and theoretical support for the green paradox. Offering detailed and rigorous analyses of the forces and assumptions driving Sinn's argument, the contributors consider whether rising carbon tax rates inevitably speed up climate change; the effects of the design of resource markets, the availability of clean substitutes, and the development of new technologies; and the empirical evidence (or lack thereof) for the green paradox result. They consider extraction costs; sustainability and innovation; timing, announcement effects, and time consistency in relation to policy measures; and empirical results for the green paradox phenomena under several alternative policy measures. ContributorsJulien Daubanes, Corrado Di Maria, Carolyn Fischer, Florian Habermacher, Michael Hoel, Darko Jus, Gebhard Kirchgassner, Ian Lange, Pierre Lasserre, Volker Meier, Karen Pittel, Stephen Salant, Frank Stahler, Gerard van der Meijden, Frederick van der Ploeg, Edwin van der Werf, Ngo Van Long, Ralph A. Winter, Cees Withagen.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262027885 20160616
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 335 pages ; 25 cm.
  • The evolution of global climate governance
  • The concept of fragmentation
  • Types of regime interaction
  • Management of regime interactions
  • The UN climate regime and minilateral clean technology agreements
  • The UN climate regime and the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • The UN climate regime and the World Trade Organization
  • Regime interactions in global climate governance
  • Conclusions and ways forward.
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 340 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Adaptation to climate change in the international climate change regime : challenges and responses / Tanzim Afroz and Mostafa Mahmud Naser
  • Advancing forest-related adaptation : options for adaptation-oriented REDD+ / Andrew Long
  • Innovation, adaptation and climate change law / Elizabeth Burleson
  • Managing adaptation : developing a learning infrastructure in the United States' federal system / Alejandro E. Camacho
  • Adaptation strategies in the Netherlands / Joyeeta Gupta, Judith E.M. Klostermann, Emmy Bergsma, and Pieter Jong
  • Liability for damage caused by climate change : a way to internalize the costs of adaptation? / Ingmar Piroch
  • Strategy development and risk management in the context of emission rights trading / Magdalena Mißler-Behr and Sana Mehicic
  • The possibilities and potential advantages of the life cycle assessment in the framework of climate change mitigation / Marek Gawor
  • Framework for analysing institutional capacity for wetland management : the case of the Gemenc Floodplain / Hendrike clouting, Wim Douven, Elena Ostrovskaya, Beata Pataki, and Klaas Schwartz
  • Adaptation to climate change in developing countries : a need in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria / Chika Ubaldus Ogbonna
  • Climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation : an economic perspective / Frank Wätzold
  • Economic instruments for integrating climate change considerations into development strategies of industrial regions in Ukraine : experience and issues / Ludmila Palekhova
  • Risk management and climate change : a question of insurability / Lars Krause and Terence Onang Egute
  • The cumulative impacts of climate change on subsistence agriculture in the Sudano-Sahel zone of Cameroon : enhancing adaptation policies / Prosper Somah Techoro and Michael Schmidt
  • Climate change in Cameroon and its impacts on agriculture / Cornelius M. Lambi and Sunday S. Kometa
  • Cameroon's sustainable forest management initiatives with potentials for climate change mitigation and adaptation / Terence Onang Egute and Eike Albrecht
  • The Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) as German way of a future-oriented energy policy change / André Zschiegner and Emmanuel Wanki
  • Climate change effects on agriculture and water resources availability in Syria / Bachar Ibrahim
  • Crowdsourcing and climate change : applications of collaborative information systems for monitoring and response / Hendrik Send, Anna Riedel, and Anna Hansch
  • Beside adaptation : concepts for the future / Simon Spyra and Eike Albrecht.
The causes and effects of climate change are just as varied as the proposed solutions and approaches for dealing with the problem. Given the global character of climate change, comprehensive global cooperation is called for that leads to effective and appropriate international action in accordance with the respective responsibilities. These will inevitably differ depending on the capabilities and the social and economic situations of the respective actors. The contributions in this book present a variety of ideas, approaches and tools regarding the adaptation to climate change in specific countries and regions. In addition to examining (existing) legal instruments, they also focus on the implementation of economic instruments and planning tools, as well as their (further) development. Rather than simply discussing strategies to counteract climate change by reducing emissions, the authors also search for ways of actively adapting to climate change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540776130 20160616
Law Library (Crown)
19 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Polar oceans governance : shifting seascapes, hazy horizons / Tim Stephens and David L. VanderZwaag
  • Part I. Environmental change in the polar oceans
  • Environmental change and governance challenges in the Southern Ocean / Marcus Haward and Julia Jabour
  • Environmental change in the Arctic region / Lorne Kriwoken
  • Part II. Geostrategic dynamics in the polar oceans
  • Rising temperatures, rising tensions : power politics and regime building in the Arctic / Rob Huebert
  • Power politics in the Antarctic Treaty System / Melissa Weber
  • Part III. Resources, environment, sovereignty and jurisdiction : bipolar perspectives
  • Is joint development possible in the Arctic? / Rizal Abdul Kadir
  • From hydrocarbons to psychrophiles : the "scramble" for Antarctic and Arctic resources / David Leary
  • Polar continental shelves : Australian and Canadian challenges and opportunities / Tim Stephens
  • The IMO's PSSA mechanism and the debate over the Northwest Passage / Suzanne Lalonde
  • Part IV. Developing national and foreign policy responses
  • Inuit perspectives on governance in the Canadian Arctic / Shelley Wright
  • Arctic climate governance : can the canary in the coal mine lift Canada's head out of the sand(s)? / Meinhard Doelle
  • Coastal state jurisdiction and the Polar Code : a test case for Arctic Oceans governance? / Rosemary Rayfuse
  • Canada, the United States and international law of the sea in the Arctic Ocean / Ted L. McDorman
  • Middle powers and oceans policy : Australian perspectives on Antarctic competition and cooperation / Donald R. Rothwell
  • Part V. The future of polar oceans governance
  • The durability of the "Antarctic model" and Southern Ocean governance / Ruth Davis
  • The Arctic Council and the future of Arctic Ocean governance : edging forward in a sea of governance challenges / David L. VanderZwaag.
This timely book provides a cutting-edge assessment of how the dynamic ocean regions at the highest latitudes on earth are being managed in an era of unprecedented environmental change. The Arctic and Southern oceans are experiencing transformative environmental change as a result of climate change and ocean acidification. As areas of unparalleled environmental, cultural and scientific value, they are crucibles for testing how integrated, eco-systemic governance frameworks can be developed to meet and address volatile environmental, political and economic challenges. Drawing especially on Australian and Canadian experiences in polar oceans management through multilateral global and regional institutions, the book identifies policy options for improving the governance of the Arctic and Southern Oceans. In offering a pioneering 'bipolar' assessment of environmental management at both Polar Regions, this important book will be an essential resource for policymakers, scholars and students actively engaged in discussion and debate on the future of polar oceans governance in the Anthropocene. Stephens.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781955444 20160614
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 447 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Economics and adaptation
  • Uncertainty, equity, valuation and efficiency
  • Adaptation in activity sectors
  • Other dimensions of adaptation.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing human kind owing to the great uncertainty regarding future impacts, which affect all regions and many ecosystems. Many publications deal with economic issues relating to mitigation policies, but the economics of adaptation to climate change has received comparatively little attention. However, this area is is critical and a central pillar of any adaptation strategy or plan and is the economic dimension, which therefore merits the increase in attention it is receiving. This book deals with the difficulties that face the economics of adaptation. Critical issues include: uncertainty; baselines; reversibility, flexibility and adaptive management; distributional impacts; discount rates and time horizons; mixing monetary and non-monetary evaluations and limits to the use of cost-benefit analysis; economy-wide impacts and cross-sectoral linkages. All of these are addressed in the book from the perspective of economics of adaptation. Other dimensions of adaptation are also included, such as the role of low- and middle-income countries, technology and the impacts of extreme events. This timely book will prove essential reading for international researchers and policy makers in the fields of natural resources, environmental economics and climate change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781136212123 20160613
Law Library (Crown)
xxii, 314 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Examines the devastating and unprecedented events of Hurricane Sandy, using it to explain the Earth's changing climate and how to protect cities and coastal areas from the effects of huge storms.
Law Library (Crown)