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Our Simmering Planet: What to Do about Global Warming
by Joyeeta Gupta

AVAILABILITY: Out of Print (Readily Available)

Publication Date: April 2002
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Binding: Trade Paper
Topics: CLIMATIC CHANGES; GLOBAL WARMING

Description:

Heat waves in Delhi and Athens; hurricane Mitch in Central America; floods and tornadoes in the USA; floods in Britain and China—all are unprecedented in severity and in frequency. What is happening to the world's weather? What are the world's governments doing about it? This book takes us through the science, and behind the politics, to explore climate instability, global warming, and the likely impact of increases in average temperatures, rising oceans, and shifts in rainfall patterns in all regions of the world.

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Heatwaves in Delhi - hurricane Mitch - tornadoes in the US - floods in the UK - have all pointed to unprecedented severity and frequency of weather conditions. What is happening to the world's weather? This book takes the reader through the science and the politics of the situation.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Weathering the Weather * Climate Instability and Global Warming: The Evidence * Coping with Uncertainty: Is There Need for Action? * A History of the Negotiations: From Initial Optimism to Pragmatism * The Agreements as They Stand Today * The players and Concerns: Caught Between Domestic Support and International Commitments * The Key Negotiating Issues: Controversy and Conflict * Due Process and Rule of Law: Towards Decreasing Transparency * The Problem Revisited: What is Climate Change? * The Solution Revisited: Saving Face is Saving Faith * Annex 1: A Short Guide to Further Information: Books, Journals, Films, Websites * Annex 2: A Guide to Relevant Organizations (Including Their Websites): UN Bodies, Government Sites, ENGOs, Scientific Organizations, Industry

Introduction: Weathering the Weather * Climate Instability and Global Warming: The Evidence * Coping with Uncertainty: Is There Need for Action? * A History of the Negotiations: From Initial Optimism to Pragmatism * The Agreements as They Stand Today * The players and Concerns: Caught Between Domestic Support and International Commitments * The Key Negotiating Issues: Controversy and Conflict * Due Process and Rule of Law: Towards Decreasing Transparency * The Problem Revisited: What is Climate Change? * The Solution Revisited: Saving Face is Saving Faith * Annex 1: A Short Guide to Further Information: Books, Journals, Films, Websites * Annex 2: A Guide to Relevant Organizations (Including Their Websites): UN Bodies, Government Sites, ENGOs, Scientific Organizations, Industry

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