The Resource Four degrees of global warming : Australia in a hot world, edited by Peter Christoff

Four degrees of global warming : Australia in a hot world, edited by Peter Christoff

Label
Four degrees of global warming : Australia in a hot world
Title
Four degrees of global warming
Title remainder
Australia in a hot world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Christoff
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.738/740994
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
LC item number
F68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Four degrees of global warming : Australia in a hot world, edited by Peter Christoff
Publication
Note
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Compounding social and economic impacts / Ross Garnaut -- Human health / Tony McMichael -- Cities / Jan McDonald -- Regional security / Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley -- Part IV. Adaptation -- Regional adaptation challenges / Andrew Hewett -- Adaptation: Can we? / Jon Barnett and Jean Palutikof -- Conclusion / Peter Christoff -- Appendices
Control code
000051759427
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780415824576
Lccn
2013018665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60001841012
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.b28275895
System control number
  • (OCoLC)829055681
  • gb28275895

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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