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Climate Change: An Integrated Perspective

  • Pim Martens
  • Jan Rotmans
  • Darco Jansen
  • Koos Vrieze

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. P. Martens, J. Rotmans
    Pages 1-10
  3. D. Jansen
    Pages 11-50
  4. J. Shukla, J. L. Kinter, E. K. Schneider, D. M. Straus
    Pages 51-104
  5. J. Rotmans, M. den Elzen
    Pages 105-142
  6. K. Chatterjee
    Pages 143-200
  7. M. L. Parry, P. Martens
    Pages 201-238
  8. J. Rotmans, M. van Asselt
    Pages 239-275
  9. M. van Asselt, J. Rotmans
    Pages 277-317
  10. S. Boehmer-Christiansen, J. W. von Goethe
    Pages 357-403
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 405-414

About this book

Introduction

Global climate change - rapid, substantial and human induced - may have radical consequences for life on earth. The problem is a complex one, however, demanding a multi-disciplinary approach. A simple cost-benefit analysis cannot capture the essentials, nor can the issue be reduced to an emissions reduction game, as the Kyoto process tries to do. It is much more sensible to adopt an integrative approach, which reveals that global climate change needs to be considered as a spider in a web, a triggering factor for a range of other, related problems - land use changes, water supply and demand, food supply, energy supply, human health, air pollution, etc. But an approach like this, which takes account of all items of knowledge, known and uncertain, does not produce clear-cut, final and popular answers. It does provide useful insights, however, which will allow comprehensive and effective long-term climate strategies to be put into effect.
Climate Change: An Integrated Perspective will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. It is a useful source for the climate-change professionals, such as policy makers and analysts, natural and social scientists. It is also suitable for educationalists, students and indeed anyone interested in the fascinating world of multidisciplinary research underlying our approach to this global change issue.

Keywords

Greenhouse gas air pollution biogeochemical cycles climate climate change climate system pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Pim Martens
    • 1
  • Jan Rotmans
    • 1
  • Darco Jansen
    • 2
  • Koos Vrieze
    • 3
  1. 1.International Centre for Integrative Studies (ICIS)Maastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Environmental, Science and EngineeringOpen UniversityHeerlenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-306-47982-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5331-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47982-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0919
  • Buy this book on publisher's site