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Climate Change, An Interdisciplinary Introduction, Thomas Brewer

Table Of Contents
Intro -- Preface -- Reference -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Part IIntroduction -- 1 Overview of the Issues -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Climate Science Basics -- 1.3 Socio-Economic Impacts, Mitigation Actions, Adaptation Actions, and Ethics -- 1.4 Economic Sectors and Industries -- 1.5 The Future -- 1.6 Analytic Challenges -- References -- Part IICore Issues -- 2 Emissions: Types, Effects and Sources -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Carbon Dioxide Emission Rates and Concentration Levels -- 2.3 Temperature Changes -- 2.4 Other Types of Emissions -- 2.4.1 Short-Lived and Long-Lived Emissions -- 2.4.2 Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 Emissions -- 2.4.3 Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e) Emissions -- 2.4.4 Earth's Carbon Budget -- 2.5 Effects of Emissions -- 2.5.1 Extreme Heat and Human Health -- 2.5.2 Droughts, Crop Failures and Wildfires -- 2.5.3 Sea Level Rise, Cyclones and Coastal Flooding -- 2.6 Economic Costs and the Social Cost of Carbon -- 2.7 Sources of Emissions -- 2.7.1 Countries -- 2.7.2 Economic Sectors -- 2.8 Conclusion -- Annex 2.1: Attribution of the Causes of Extreme Weather Events -- Annex 2.2: Warming in the Arctic -- Annex 2.3: Annual State of the Global Climate Reports -- Questions to Ponder -- References -- 3 The Big Emitters and The Most Vulnerable People -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Comparative Overview of Emissions -- 3.3 Profiles of The Big Emitters -- 3.3.1 European Union (EU-27) -- 3.3.2 Germany -- 3.3.3 US -- 3.4 Mitigation Policy -- 3.4.1 China -- 3.4.2 India -- 3.4.3 Comparative Ratings of Big Emitters -- 3.5 Vulnerable Countries -- 3.5.1 Extreme Weather Events -- 3.5.2 Islands -- 3.6 Multiple Crises in East Africa -- 3.7 Compensation Issues: "Loss and Damage" -- 3.8 Ethical Issues -- 3.9 Conclusion -- Annex 3.1: EU Emission Trading System (ETS) -- Annex 3.2: Emissions and Mitigation Policies of the UK
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Edition
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (228 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9783031429064

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