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Global Climate Change

The Economic Costs of Mitigation and Adaptation

  • James C. White
  • William Wagner
  • Carole N. Beal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. William C. Clark
    Pages 1-12
  3. Daniel J. Dudek, Alice M. LeBlanc, Peter Miller
    Pages 45-72
  4. T. C. Schelling
    Pages 131-133
  5. William R. Cline
    Pages 135-146
  6. Lester B. Lave
    Pages 147-152
  7. Alan S. Manne, Richard G. Richels
    Pages 211-239
  8. Dale S. Rothman, Duane Chapman
    Pages 285-302
  9. W. David Montgomery
    Pages 303-313
  10. James P. Bruce
    Pages 327-329
  11. Yasuhiro Shimizu
    Pages 415-421
  12. Paul R. Portney
    Pages 423-429
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 431-438

About this book

Introduction

Bacteria in a test tube and humans on our planet follow the same population curve as time elapses. We on this earth, largely through control of disease, are rapidly ap­ proaching maximum population, and through energy demands are using up our resour­ ces and accumulating wastes. We have come to realize the danger of a maturing system but have made essential­ ly no impact in mitigating or preventing the problems we face. While we have been able to change the world we live in, most of our effects have been to degrade the planet. We have nibbled away at the quality of the atmosphere for centuries and the ac­ cumulated damage has resulted in changing the world's climate at an ever-increasing rate. We now face the possibility of higher average temperatures over most of our planet, changing patterns of rainfall, rising sea levels, aggravated storm systems and a myriad of social effects.

Keywords

Europe Global warming adaptation biomass carbon dioxide climate climate change climate change mitigation emission environment environmental policy industry

Editors and affiliations

  • James C. White
    • 1
  • William Wagner
    • 2
  • Carole N. Beal
    • 2
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Center for Environmental InformationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2914-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-444-01647-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2914-5
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