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Clouds in the Perturbed Climate SystemTheir Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation

Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation

Jost Heintzenberg and Robert J. Charlson (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012874
eISBN:
9780262255448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

More than half the globe is covered by visible clouds. Clouds control major parts of the Earth’s energy balance, influencing both incoming shortwave solar radiation and outgoing longwave thermal ... More

The Design of Climate Policy

The Design of Climate Policy

Roger Guesnerie and Henry Tulkens (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262073028
eISBN:
9780262274500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262073028.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Debates over post-Kyoto Protocol climate change policy often take note of two issues: the feasibility and desirability of international cooperation on climate change policies, given the failure of ... More

Ethical Adaptation to Climate ChangeHuman Virtues of the Future

Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future

Allen Thompson and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017534
eISBN:
9780262301541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Predictions about global climate change have produced both stark scenarios of environmental catastrophe and purportedly pragmatic ideas about adaptation. This book takes a different perspective, ... More

Political Theory and Global Climate Change

Political Theory and Global Climate Change

Steve Vanderheiden (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262220842
eISBN:
9780262285445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262220842.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Climate change will shape the political, economic, and cultural landscape as surely as it shapes the natural landscape. It challenges our existing political institutions, ethical theories, and ways ... More

Power In A Warming WorldThe New Global Politics of Climate Change and the Remaking of Environmental Inequality

Power In A Warming World: The New Global Politics of Climate Change and the Remaking of Environmental Inequality

David Ciplet, J. Timmons Roberts, and Mizan R. Khan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029612
eISBN:
9780262330039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029612.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

After nearly a quarter century of international negotiations on climate change, we stand at a crossroads. A new set of agreements is likely to fail to prevent the global climate's destabilization. ... More

Scientists Debate GaiaThe Next Century

Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Stephen H. Schneider, James R. Miller, Eileen Crist, and Penelope J. Boston (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This is a multidisciplinary reexamination of the Gaia hypothesis, which was introduced by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis in the early 1970s. The Gaia hypothesis holds that Earth’s physical and ... More

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