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    DescriptionThe impacts of climate change are already being observed in a variety of sectors and there is greater clarity that these changes are being caused by human activities, mainly through release of greenhouse gases. In 2005 the UK Government hosted the Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change conference to take an in-depth look at the scientific issues associated with climate change. This volume presents findings from the leading international scientists that attended the conference. The topics addressed include critical thresholds and key vulnerabilities of the climate system, impacts on human and natural systems, socioeconomic costs and benefits of emissions pathways, and technological options for meeting different stabilisation levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The volume provides invaluable information for researchers in environmental science, climatology, and atmospheric chemistry, policy-makers in governments and environmental organizations, and scientists and engineers in industry.

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    Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber, Edited by Wolfgang Cramer, Edited by Nebojsa Nakiccnovic, Edited by Tom Wigley, Edited by Gary Wynn Yohe, Foreword by Tony Blair, Introduction by Rajendra Pachauri
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 219 mm
    Height: 276 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,230 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521864718
    ISBN 10: 0521864712

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    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
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    LC classification: TD885.5.G73 A96 2006
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    Illustrations note
    110 b/w illus. 50 colour illus. 25 tables
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    Publication date
    31 March 2006
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    Review quote
    '... excellent.' The Bookseller "This book will serve as more than a record of another conference or event. It will provide an invaluable resource for all people wishing to enhance global understanding of the science of climate change and the need for humanity to act to tackle the problem.' So writes UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in the preface to the book Avoiding Global Climate Change, and he is right. ... this book is the best summary of the state of knowledge that is currently available.' Acid News '... a very impressive volume ... coverage is comprehensive, and, thanks to the revisions made by the distinguished authors, very up to date. ... very extensive lists of references. The book is illustrated by tables, graphs, diagrams and figures, many in full colour and, as we have come to expect from CUP is impeccably produced on high quality paper and bound in such a way that it can be opened flat at any point, invaluable for close study ... this volume must surely be a 'must' for all reference and University libraries. We all owe a great debt to CUP for producing such a valuable volume so promptly.' The International Journal of Meteorology 'This one text that has lived up to its reputation. It provides what few others do: a very detailed critique with crucial data in a limited space ... a key text summarising the current state of generally accepted knowledge. ... this must rate as one of the best texts this year on the subject: a definite addition to higher education libraries and an invaluable tool for teachers who really want to answer key questions with authority.' TE News ' ... the book is an important publication which summarizes the available information on climate change and tis impacts as for 2006. In a much more condensed form than the official IPCC reports it helps to convey the legacy of climate research to policy-makers and decision-makers.' Meteorologische Zeitschrift
    Table of contents
    Part I. Key Vulnerabilities of the Climate System and Critical Thresholds; Part II. General Perspectives on Dangerous Impacts; Part III. Key Vulnerabilities for Ecosystems and Biodiversity; Part IV. Socio-Economic Effects; Part V. Regional Perspectives; Part VI. Emission Pathways; Part VII. Technological Options.