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Four degrees of global warming : Australia in a hot world / edited by Peter Christoff
Bib ID 6352563
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014 
xviii, 268 pages ; 24 cm 
ISBN 0203370473
Invalid ISBN 9780203370476

"At Copenhagen in December 2009, the international community agreed to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius to avoid the worst impacts of human-induced climate change. However climate scientists agree that current national emissions targets collectively will still not achieve this goal. Instead, the 'ambition gap' between climate science and climate policy is likely to lead to average global warming of around four degrees Celsius by or before 2100. If a 'Four Degree World' is the de facto goal of policy, we urgently need to understand what this world might look like. Four Degrees of Global Warming : Australia in a Hot World outlines the expected consequences of this world for Australia and its region. Its contributors include many of Australia's most eminent and internationally recognized climate scientists, climate policy makers and policy analysts. They provide an accessible, detailed, dramatic, and disturbing examination of the likely impacts of a Four Degree World on Australia's social, economic and ecological systems. The book offers policy makers, politicians, students, and anyone interested climate change, access to the most recent research on potential Australian impacts of global warming, and possible responses"--

Full contents
  • Introduction / Peter Christoff
  • Part I. Climate Science & Four Degrees
  • Australia's climate at four degrees / Penny Whetton, David Karoly, et al.
  • Extreme events / Karl Braganza, Kevin Hennessy, et al.
  • PART II. Ecological Impacts
  • Terrestrial species and ecosystems / Lesley Hughes
  • Marine species and ecosystems / Ove Hoegh Guldberg
  • Agricultural systems / Mark Howden and Serena Henry
  • Compounding problems / Will Steffen and David Griggs
  • Part III. Social and Economic Impacts

"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Global warming -- Economic aspects -- Australia.  |  Global warming -- Government policy -- Australia.  |  Global warming -- Social aspects -- Australia.  |  Global warming -- Australia.  |  Social change -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Economic conditions -- Forecasting.  |  Australia -- Environmental conditions -- Forecasting.  |  Australia -- Social conditions -- Forecasting.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Christoff, Peter


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