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Absolute versus Intensity Limits for CO2 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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Agenda Setting and Natural Hazards

Rob A. DeLeo.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Climate Change; Environmental Politics; Epidemiology. 7719 words.

Agenda setting describes the process through which issues are selected for consideration by a decision-making body. Among the myriad of issues policymakers can consider, few are more vexing...

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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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Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Change-Related Flood Risks

Brenden Jongman, Hessel C. Winsemius, Stuart A. Fraser, Sanne Muis and Philip J. Ward.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Climate Change. 10593 words.

The flooding of rivers and coastlines is the most frequent and damaging of all natural hazards. Between 1980 and 2016, total direct damages exceeded $1.6 trillion, and at least 225,000...

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Awakening to One World

Jeffrey T. Kiehl.

in Facing Climate Change

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 1481 words.

How the world is interconnected on physical, biological, social, and psychological levels. A description of how we can weave these various threads together to create a flourishing future.

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Balancing the Opposites of Climate Change

Jeffrey T. Kiehl.

in Facing Climate Change

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 3036 words.

A view on how local and global systems come into balance. A reflection on how imbalances in our interior psychological world create imbalances in our external world, e.g. climate change.

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The Battle of the Bulge

Michael E. Mann.

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

November 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 5643 words.

This chapter comments on the climate change deniers' last attack—a Battle of the Bulge—against climate science in general and human-caused climate change in particular. To many in the...

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Beauty’s Way in the World

Jeffrey T. Kiehl.

in Facing Climate Change

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 1607 words.

How beauty dwells in both the non-human and human worlds. How we can develop ways of seeing more deeply into the beauty of the world that surrounds us.

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Biotic Plunder

Toby Tyrrell.

in Scientists Debate Gaia

August 2004; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 7277 words.

This chapter shows that a major aim of Gaian research is explaining how large-scale environmental regulation can arise out of principles of natural selection. Here, it is described how the...

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Born in a War

Michael E. Mann.

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

November 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 3804 words.

In this chapter, the author provides a background on how he entered the world of climate research. He first reflects on his early fascination with math and science and goes on to discuss...

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A Candle in the Dark

Michael E. Mann.

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

November 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 7149 words.

In this chapter, the author discusses the role of skepticism in science, and in particular the issue of climate change. He first considers how skepticism is exercised through peer review...

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Challenges in Integrating the Climate and Social Sciences for Studies of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

Frances C. Moore, Justin S. Mankin and Austin Becker.

in Climate Cultures

June 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change. 10060 words.

Though predictions regarding the physical impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly detailed and sophisticated, the question of exactly what these physical changes mean for the...

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