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Climate CulturesAnthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Jessica Barnes and Michael R Dove (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198812
eISBN:
9780300213577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198812.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our times, yet also seemingly intractable. This book draws together the state-of-the-art thinking in anthropology, approaching climate change as a ... More

Clouds in the Perturbed Climate SystemTheir Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation

Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation

Jost Heintzenberg and Robert J. Charlson (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012874
eISBN:
9780262255448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

More than half the globe is covered by visible clouds. Clouds control major parts of the Earth’s energy balance, influencing both incoming shortwave solar radiation and outgoing longwave thermal ... More

The Collapse of Western CivilizationA View from the Future

The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169547
eISBN:
9780231537957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169547.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought ... More

The Commons in HistoryCulture, Conflict, and Ecology

The Commons in History: Culture, Conflict, and Ecology

Derek Wall

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027212
eISBN:
9780262322003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027212.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book explores the relationship between common pool property and resources, and ecological sustainability. The debate between Hardin, who developed the idea of the ‘tragedy of the commons’ and ... More

Consensus and Global Environmental GovernanceDeliberative Democracy in Nature's Regime

Consensus and Global Environmental Governance: Deliberative Democracy in Nature's Regime

Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028738
eISBN:
9780262327046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028738.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book explores the practical and conceptual implications of the de facto necessity of consensus for development of international environmental law. Juristic democracy emphasizes the role of the ... More

Constructing GreenThe Social Structures of Sustainability

Constructing Green: The Social Structures of Sustainability

Rebecca L. Henn and Andrew J. Hoffman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019415
eISBN:
9780262315388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019415.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Buildings are the nation's greatest energy consumers. Forty percent of all our energy is used for heating, cooling, lighting, or powering machines and devices in buildings. Despite decades of ... More

The Crowded GreenhousePopulation, Climate Change, and Creating a Sustainable World

The Crowded Greenhouse: Population, Climate Change, and Creating a Sustainable World

John Firor and Judith Jacobsen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300093209
eISBN:
9780300133448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093209.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This book presents the strongest possible arguments about human population, climate change, and the relationship between Earth and human beings, discussing how people on Earth should act to stabilize ... More

Dancing with the RiverPeople and Life on the Chars of South Asia

Dancing with the River: People and Life on the Chars of South Asia

Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300188301
eISBN:
9780300189575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188301.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book discusses chars as uniquely fluid environments where the demarcation between land and water is neither well defined nor permanent. Chars form a fluid and problematic category, as much of ... More

The Design of Climate Policy

The Design of Climate Policy

Roger Guesnerie and Henry Tulkens (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262073028
eISBN:
9780262274500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262073028.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Debates over post-Kyoto Protocol climate change policy often take note of two issues: the feasibility and desirability of international cooperation on climate change policies, given the failure of ... More

Disconnected RiversLinking Rivers to Landscapes

Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes

Ellen Wohl

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103328
eISBN:
9780300127461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103328.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book focuses on how rivers function, how those functions have changed through time, and the role of humans in those changes. A river continually responds to changes in its environment and is ... More

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