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    DescriptionHow 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.


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    Title
    A History of the Science and Politics of Climate Change
    Subtitle
    The Role of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bert Bolin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 292
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521088732
    ISBN 10: 0521088739
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: RBP
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    BIC subject category V2: KCN
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000, SCI034000
    B&T Approval Code: A41245600
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.2
    BIC subject category V2: RNPG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26640
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: PDK
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000
    B&T Approval Code: A58603600
    BIC subject category V2: TQD
    BISAC V2.8: POL044000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 363.7387456
    LC classification: QC981.8.C5 B643 2007
    Thema V1.0: RNPG, RBP
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    9 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Bert Bolin is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. He is a former Director of the International Institute for Meteorology in Stockholm, and former Scientific Advisor to the Swedish Prime Minister. He was Chairman of the IPCC from 1988 to 1997. Professor Bolin has received many awards during his career, including the Blue Planet Prize from the Asahi Glass Foundation, the Rossby Medal from the American Meteorological Society, the Global Environmental Leadership Award from the World Bank, and the Arrhenius Medal from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
    Review quote
    'Bolin's book is a must-read for all persons interested in the development of the climate change challenge.' GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society
    Table of contents
    Foreword; Abbreviations; Part I. The Early History of the Climate Change Issue: 1. Nineteenth century discoveries; 2. The natural carbon cycle and life on earth; 3. Global research initiatives in meteorology and climatology; 4. Early international assessments of climate change; Part II. The Climate Change Issue Becomes One of Global Concern: 5. Setting the stage; 6. The scientific basis for a climate convention; 7. Serving the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee; 8. The IPCC second assessment report; 9. In the aftermath of the IPCC second assessment; 10. The Kyoto Protocol is agreed and a third assessment begun; 11. A decade of hesitance and slow progress; Part III. Are We at a Turning Point in Addressing Climate Change?: 12. Key scientific findings of prime political relevance; 13. Climate change and a future sustainable global energy supply; Some concluding remarks; Notes; References; Name index; Subject index.