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The Resource The Climate casino : risk, uncertainty, and economics for a warming world, William Nordhaus

The Climate casino : risk, uncertainty, and economics for a warming world, William Nordhaus

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The Climate casino : risk, uncertainty, and economics for a warming world
Title
The Climate casino
Title remainder
risk, uncertainty, and economics for a warming world
Statement of responsibility
William Nordhaus
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Climate change is profoundly altering our world in ways that pose major risks to human societies and natural systems. We have entered the Climate Casino and are rolling the global-warming dice, warns economist William Nordhaus. But there is still time to turn around and walk back out of the casino, and in this essential book the author explains how. Bringing together all the important issues surrounding the climate debate, Nordhaus describes the science, economics, and politics involved--and the steps necessary to reduce the perils of global warming. Using language accessible to any concerned citizen and taking care to present different points of view fairly, he discusses the problem from start to finish: from the beginning, where warming originates in our personal energy use, to the end, where societies employ regulations or taxes or subsidies to slow the emissions of gases responsible for climate change. Nordhaus offers a new analysis of why earlier policies, such as the Kyoto Protocol, failed to slow carbon dioxide emissions, how new approaches can succeed, and which policy tools will most effectively reduce emissions. In short, he clarifies a defining problem of our times and lays out the next critical steps for slowing the trajectory of global warming
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digitized
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nordhaus, William D
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental policy
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LAW
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental policy
  • Klimatförändringar
  • Klimatförändringar
  • Miljöpolitik
  • Människans påverkan på naturen
Label
The Climate casino : risk, uncertainty, and economics for a warming world, William Nordhaus
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-363) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First encounters in the climate casino -- A tale of two lakes -- The economic origins of climate change -- Future climate change -- Tipping points in the climate casino -- From climate change to impacts -- The fate of farming -- The impact on human health -- Perils for the oceans -- Intensification of hurricanes -- Wildlife and species loss -- Adding up the damages from climate change -- Dealing with climate change: adaptation and geoengineering -- Slowing climate change by reducing emissions: mitigation -- The costs of slowing climate change -- Discounting and the value of time -- Historical perspectives on climate policy -- Climate policy by balancing costs and benefits -- The central role of carbon prices -- Climate-change policies at the national level -- From national to harmonized international policies -- Second best and beyond -- New technologies for a low-carbon economy -- Climate science and its critics -- Public opinion on climate change -- Obstacles to climate-change policies
Control code
ocn862373432
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 378 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306074018
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q71s2
  • 614ffb2f-a1af-4d1c-8a6e-bb8c163092cf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862373432
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The Climate casino : risk, uncertainty, and economics for a warming world, William Nordhaus
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-363) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First encounters in the climate casino -- A tale of two lakes -- The economic origins of climate change -- Future climate change -- Tipping points in the climate casino -- From climate change to impacts -- The fate of farming -- The impact on human health -- Perils for the oceans -- Intensification of hurricanes -- Wildlife and species loss -- Adding up the damages from climate change -- Dealing with climate change: adaptation and geoengineering -- Slowing climate change by reducing emissions: mitigation -- The costs of slowing climate change -- Discounting and the value of time -- Historical perspectives on climate policy -- Climate policy by balancing costs and benefits -- The central role of carbon prices -- Climate-change policies at the national level -- From national to harmonized international policies -- Second best and beyond -- New technologies for a low-carbon economy -- Climate science and its critics -- Public opinion on climate change -- Obstacles to climate-change policies
Control code
ocn862373432
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 378 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306074018
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q71s2
  • 614ffb2f-a1af-4d1c-8a6e-bb8c163092cf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862373432
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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