The Daunting Climate Change : Science, Impacts, Adaptation & Mitigation Strategies, Policy Responses book cover
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The Daunting Climate Change
Science, Impacts, Adaptation & Mitigation Strategies, Policy Responses

ISBN 9781032206776
Published March 24, 2022 by CRC Press
540 Pages 80 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The book starts with an overview of Climate Science. It discusses the signs of Warming, the impacts and consequences on several sectors - terrestrial and coastal ecosystems, water resources, ocean systems, agriculture, food production and food security, human health and safety, livelihoods and poverty, Arctic populations, low-lying States, so on. Mathematical models to project future climate and the resulting concerns, global adaptation experiences, and opportunities for future execution are explained. The mitigation approaches, chiefly decarbonizing the energy sector by developing and applying clean/low carbon energy sources and improving energy efficiency, and the evolving geoengineering schemes are dealt. Carbon pricing, an economic tool to ensure emissions reductions, and transition to a low carbon economy to stimulate sustainable growth are described. The continued global efforts under the UN or otherwise until the recent Paris Agreement to arrive at policy responses to tackle this intriguing but daunting problem of climate change are vividly expounded.
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Table of Contents

1. Earth Climate System – Overview 2. Observed Changes in Earth System and their Causes 3. Impacts on Systems and Vulnerability 4. Global Adaptation Experience 5. Future Climate Change Projections 6. Identified Risks and Opportunities for Adaptation 7. Mitigation of Climate Change 8.Global Policy Responses to Climate Change

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Jayarama Reddy Puthalpet, Sri Venkateswara University, India