A History of the Science and Politics of Climate Change: The Role of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Paperback)
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Short Description for A History of the Science and Politics of Climate Change A history of the IPCC for researchers and policy makers in climate change.
- Published: 30 October 2008
- Format: Paperback 292 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521088732 ISBN 10: 0521088739
- Sales rank: 945,134
Full description for A History of the Science and Politics of Climate Change
How did the global climate change issues emerge? The issue of human-induced global climate change became a major environmental concern during the twentieth century. In response to growing concern about human-induced global climate change, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was formed in 1988. Written by its first chairman, this book is an overview of the history of the IPCC. It describes and evaluates the intricate interplay between key factors in the science and politics of climate change, the strategy that has been followed, and the regretfully slow pace in getting to grips with the uncertainties that have prevented earlier action being taken. The book also highlights the emerging conflict between establishing a sustainable global energy system and preventing a serious change in global climate. This text provides researchers and policy makers with an insight into the history of the politics of climate change.