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Absolute versus Intensity Limits for CO<sub>2</sub> Emission Control: Performance under Uncertainty

Ian Sue Wing, A. Denny Ellerman and Jaemin Song.

in The Design of Climate Policy

November 2008; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 10856 words.

This chapter compares absolute and intensity limits for carbon dioxide emission control under conditions of uncertainty. It demonstrates the conditions under which an absolute or intensity...

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Adapting to Climate Sensitive Hazards through Architecture

Allison Hoadley Anderson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Climate Change. 16280 words.

In architecture, mitigation reduces the magnitude of climate change by reducing demand for resources; anticipatory adaptation improves performance against hazards; and planned adaptation...

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Aerosols and Clouds in Chemical Transport Models and Climate Models

Ulrike Lohmann and Stephen E. Schwartz.

in Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System

February 2009; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 9048 words.

This chapter explores the representation of aerosols and cloud microphysical processes in global-scale chemical transport models and global climate models. It also discusses cloud feedbacks...

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Afterword

Mike Hulme.

in Climate Cultures

June 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 4026 words.

This afterword draws together insights from all of the chapters around themes of causation, representation, and instrumentalism. It explores the role of climate as an index, as embodied in...

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Air Pollution and Precipitation

Greg Ayers and Zev Levin.

in Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System

February 2009; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 11835 words.

This chapter reviews the main points related to effects of aerosol–cloud precipitation interactions. It discusses aerosol impact on rainfall on the ground and looks closely at the physical...

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Alienation and the Commons

Steven Vogel.

in Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change

March 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 7424 words.

This chapter discusses the conception of alienation from nature, and argues that such a conception would be helpful in thinking about environmental questions and their relations to...

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Allocating the Global Commons: Theory and Practice

Leigh Raymond.

in Political Theory and Global Climate Change

September 2008; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 8628 words.

This chapter examines arguments for the allocation of the global atmospheric commons (natural resources that remain beyond the control or ownership of any individual, corporation, or...

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Amazonian Biogeography as a Test for Gaia

Axel Kleidon.

in Scientists Debate Gaia

August 2004; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 3315 words.

This chapter discusses the climatic conditions during the last ice age and how they were considerably different from today. The chapter starts by providing a quantifiable definition of...

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Animal Flourishing and Capabilities in an Era of Global Change

Jozef Keulartz and Jac. A. A. Swart.

in Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change

March 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 7970 words.

This chapter focuses on another threat that ecological restoration projects are facing, namely the threat to animal welfare and flourishing. It highlights virtue ethics as a promising...

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Are We the Scum of the Earth? Climate Change, Geoengineering, and Humanity’s Challenge

Stephen M. Gardiner.

in Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change

March 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 7820 words.

The chapter focuses on climate change in general and geoengineering in particular. It explains who we are in the context of ethical complaints about our understanding of global...

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