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The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate

 
 
 
 
The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate
Author: Professor Andrew Dessler - Edward A. Parson
ISBN 13: 9780521737401
ISBN 10: 521737400
Edition: 2
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2010-03-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 230
List Price: $54.99
 
 

The second edition of Dessler and Parson's acclaimed book provides an integrated treatment of the science, technology, economics, policy, and politics of climate change. Aimed at the educated non-specialist, and at courses in environmental policy or climate change, the book clearly lays out the scientific foundations of climate change, the issues in current policy debates, and the interactions between science and politics that make the climate change debate so contentious and confusing. This new edition is brought completely up to date to reflect the rapid movement of events related to climate change. In addition, all sections have been improved, in particular a more thorough primer on the basic science of climate change is included. The book also now integrates the discussion of contrarian claims with the discussion of current scientific knowledge; extends the discussion of cost and benefit estimates; and provides an improved glossary.