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Atlas of Climate Change

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The Atlas of Climate Change

Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge

Third Edition

Earthscan Atlas Series

Kirstin Dow  
Thomas E. Downing  

128 pages, 246 x 189 mm
Publisher: Earthscan from Routledge

    Paperback - 2012
ISBN: 9781849712170 - AU $ 37.99



Since the first edition of this highly acclaimed Atlas was published in 2006 (it won the 'Planeta Environment Book of the Year' award) climate change has climbed even further up the global agenda.

This new edition features: the outcomes of the negotiations at the UNFCC conference in Copenhagen; the latest developments in climate change research and data on its impacts around the world; new coverage of the role played by the world's oceans; estimates of the economic impact of climate change; updated maps and graphics.


 Part 1: Signs of Change
Warning Signs
Polar Changes
Glacial Retreat
Ocean Changes
Everyday Extremes

Part 2: Forcing Change
The Greenhouse Effect
The Climate System
Interpreting Past Climates
Forecasting Future Climates
Tipping Elements

Part 3: Driving Climate Change
Emissions Past and Present
Fossil Fuels
Methane and Other Gases
Disrupting the Carbon Balance

Part 4: Expected Consequences
Disrupted Ecosystems
Threatened Water Supplies
Food Security
Threats to Health
Rising Sea Levels
Cities at Risk
Cultural Losses

Part 5: Responding to Change
Local Adaptation
City Responses
Carbon Dioxide & Economic Growth
Renewable Energy
Capacity to Adapt
Low Carbon Futures
Counting Carbon

Part 6: International Policy & Action
International Action
Meeting Kyoto Targets
Beyond Kyoto and Copenhagen
Carbon Trading
Financing the Response

Part 7: Committing to Solutions
Personal Action
Public Action

Part 8: Climate Change Data Data tables.

 Kirstin Dow (University of South Carolina) is Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute, contributor to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and Principal Investigator in NOAA's Regional Integrated Science and Assessment (RISA) research network addressing climate services.

Thomas E. Downing (Stockholm Environment Institute) is Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and advisor to the UK Climate Impacts Programme and House of Commons International Development Committee.


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