Economic Choices in a Warming World

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Perthuis cambridge university press Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, Madrid,
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Warming ...

Author: Christian de Perthuis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107002567

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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A provocative work that urges governments and policymakers to concentrate on existing policies and tools for combating climate change.

Climate Change Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Adaptation Implications of Global Warming on the Economy

Implications of Global Warming on the Economy Pappis, Costas P. ... and
coherent explanation of why human behavior is leading to climate change (via
economic choices and the use of the atmosphere as free waste disposal) with the
aim of ...

Author: Pappis, Costas P.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1616928026

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

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Mounting scientific evidence shows that Earth?s climate is dramatically changing due to the greenhouse emissions caused by human activities, notably by burning fossil fuels for energy production and transport. Climate Change, Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Adaptation: Implications of Global Warming on the Economy aims to provide one among many diverse responses to a growing sense of urgency fed by climate change and experienced by international institutions, governments, local authorities, and enterprises. It provides an interdisciplinary treatment of issues raised by climate change in connection with its implications for society, environment and economy, particularly at the company and the supply chain levels.

Ethical Choices and Global Greenhouse Warming

nomic point of view requires demonstrating that augmented greenhouse warming
would reduce global welfare, compared with a world in which warming ... "These
costs are not inconsequential and could prove harmful to economies," he says.

Author: Lydia Dotto

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554586712

Category: Science

Page: 88

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There are many things we can choose to do about climate change, including doing nothing at all. All of them have consequences, many of which will be unforeseen. If we could foretell more accurately what would happen to the climate in the future, our choices might be clearer, if not necessarily easier to make. Unfortunately, predicting future climate change is fraught with uncertainty, and we will be forced to make choices in the face of that uncertainty. To what extent are we motivated in this difficult process by a desire to do the “right thing”? And how do we decide what is the right thing to do? The answer to these questions depends on whose ethical interests are considered. What is best for a Canadian living in the last decade of the twentieth century—even supposing we could discover what that is—might not be best for a Somali, or for our great-grandchildren, or for the rain forest of the Amazon or the kangaroos of Australia. Decisions about what to do about global warming will therefore be influenced by how much relative weight we give to the ethical interests of Canadians, Somalis, grandchildren, rain forests, kangaroos and a host of other variables. Weighing these competing interests is an exercise in applied ethics. This book examines the role that ethics can and should play in our decisions about how to deal with global warming.

Global Warming and Energy Demand

Market structure affects thereal economic choices which aremade between
technologies, because itamaps« different investors ontodifferent technological
options and thereby allocates different profitability requirementsto those options.
It is this ...

Author: Terry Barker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134819803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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This book presents a range of current views on the use of economic measures to control greenhouse gas emissions. the authors discuss the responsiveness of the energy market to changes in prices, taxes and incomes. The book's concern with global warming involves analyses of possible energy use both in the long and short term.

The Political Economy of Global Warming

consumption by the afÀuent was placing stresses on the environment, and
established that economic decisions had to take environmental impacts into
account. There was further a clear recognition that fossil fuels were linked to
global ...

Author: Del Weston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135084939

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 999

Humanity is facing an unprecedented global catastrophe as a result of global warming. This book examines the reasons why international agencies, together with national governments, are seemingly unable to provide real and binding solutions to the problems. The reasons presented relate to the existing dominant global economic structure of capitalism as well as the fact that global warming is too often seen as an isolated problem rather than one of a suite of exceptional, converging and accelerating crises arising from the global capitalist political economy. This book adopts a political economy framework to address these issues. It accepts the science of global warming but challenges the predominant politics and economics of global warming. To illustrate the key issues involved, the book draws on South Africa – building on Samir Amin’s thesis that the country represents a microcosm of the global political economy. By taking a political economy approach, the book provides a clear explanation of the deep and pervasive problem of the denial which fails to acknowledge global warming as a systemic rather than a market problem. The book should be of interest to students and scholars researching climate change, environmental politics, environmental and ecological economics, development studies and political economics.

Enhancing Urban Safety and Security

The volatility of the global economy creates additional uncertainties and
insecurities for national and local economic actors Scientific ... frequency of
extreme weather events and changes Figure 2.1 Global warming and
meteorological disasters Source:United Nations International ... market in Tokyo,
but they are actively included in national and local public and private economic
decisions on a daily basis.

Author: United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1844074757

Category: Law

Page: 448

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Enhancing Urban Safety and Security addresses three major threats to the safety and security of cities: crime and violence; insecurity of tenure and forced evictions; and natural and human-made disasters. It analyses worldwide trends with respect to each of these threats, paying particular attention to their underlying causes and impacts, as well as to the good policies and best practices that have been adopted at the city, national and international levels in order to address these threats. The report adopts a human security perspective, concerned with the safety and security of people rather than of states, and highlights issues that can be addressed through appropriate urban policy, planning, design and governance.

Collapse

... Productivity, and Food Security: Biophysical Processes and Economic Choices
at Local, Regional, and Global Levels ... Among books offering good accounts of
global warming and climate change are Steven Schneider, Laboratory Earth: ...

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101502006

Category: History

Page: 608

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In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of societies around the world, but some found solutions and persisted. As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe, and weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating historical-cultural narratives. Collapse moves from the Polynesian cultures on Easter Island to the flourishing American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya and finally to the doomed Viking colony on Greenland. Similar problems face us today and have already brought disaster to Rwanda and Haiti, even as China and Australia are trying to cope in innovative ways. Despite our own society’s apparently inexhaustible wealth and unrivaled political power, ominous warning signs have begun to emerge even in ecologically robust areas like Montana. Brilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question: How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Economic Valuation and the Natural World

Scarcity and Choice If the Earth's resources were available in infinite quantities,
and deployable at zero cost, there would be ... In the case of global warming, for
example, there is extensive uncertainty over its likely impacts; hence there is only
 ...

Author: David William Pearce

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN:

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Page: 63

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The United States in a Warming World

President George W. Bush (2006) We're faced with the following choices: We can
become the leader of a new industrial revolution and lay the foundation ofour
future economic prosperity. . . or we can hope the price ofoil will go back to$30 a
 ...

Author: Thomas L. Brewer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107069211

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

View: 658

Balanced factual and conceptual analysis of the political and economic factors that shape the United States' responses to climate change.

The Climate Casino

Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World William Nordhaus. In this
context, let us ... This would in reality apply mainly to consumer purchases, since
businesses are more consistent in their economic decisions. The team that ...

Author: William Nordhaus

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300203810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 683

Climate change is profoundly altering our world in ways that pose major risks to human societies and natural systems. We have entered the Climate Casino and are rolling the global-warming dice, warns economist William Nordhaus. But there is still time to turn around and walk back out of the casino, and in this essential book the author explains how.div /DIVdivBringing together all the important issues surrounding the climate debate, Nordhaus describes the science, economics, and politics involved—and the steps necessary to reduce the perils of global warming. Using language accessible to any concerned citizen and taking care to present different points of view fairly, he discusses the problem from start to finish: from the beginning, where warming originates in our personal energy use, to the end, where societies employ regulations or taxes or subsidies to slow the emissions of gases responsible for climate change./DIVdiv /DIVdivNordhaus offers a new analysis of why earlier policies, such as the Kyoto Protocol, failed to slow carbon dioxide emissions, how new approaches can succeed, and which policy tools will most effectively reduce emissions. In short, he clarifies a defining problem of our times and lays out the next critical steps for slowing the trajectory of global warming./DIV

Contemporary Environmental Issues

They are likely to profoundly affect the political and economic choices made by
world leaders . Some , like global warming , could lead to a dramatically altered
world order during this millennium . Are we really at a point in human history
where ...

Author: Michael C. Slattery

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 218

View: 954


Climate Change

In the case of global warming , prudence will demand radical actions to curb
greenhouse gas emissions and some of the ... It challenges individuals and
societies to examine ethical and economic choices from the point of view of how
they will ...

Author: Sean McDonagh

Publisher: Columba Press (IE)

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 200

View: 849

A look at Global Warming from its causes, effects, and possible solutions from a Columban priest who is an ecological and environmental activist.

Health for Some

... Global Warming Globalization is best described as “a process of greater
integration within the world economy through ... extent) labour, which lead
increasingly to economic decisions being influenced by global conditions” (
Jenkins 2004:1).

Author: Ronald N. Labonte

Publisher:

ISBN: 0973329238

Category: Globalization

Page: 128

View: 519


Hard Choices

We tried to level with the American people about the hard choices to come while
avoiding the old false choice between the economy and the environment. The
problems posed by global warming were evident, despite the deniers. There was
a ...

Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147113153X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

View: 480

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67THSECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE, INCLUDING A NEW EPILOGUE. 'All of us face hard choices in our lives,' Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the centre of world events. 'Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.' In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the Unites States Senate. To her surprise, her formal rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm's way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, travelled nearly one million miles and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of girls, youth and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton's descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a masterclass in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use 'smart power' to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world - one in which America remains the indispensable nation.

Choice

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Consequences

EDITORIAL t has long been known that carbon dioxide in the air entraps the heat
that the surface of the Earth has received ... about global warming , and the
contentious economic choices that are involved in cutting back on carbon
emissions .

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Category: Ecology

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Global Warming

Whenever individual choice can be guided by self-interest or by the common
good and these interests are in conflict, there ... Each person who uses the
pasture recognizes a personal economic benefit by adding one more animal to
their herd.

Author: Natalie Goldstein

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816067694

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

View: 240

Examines case studies from the United States, Brazil, Australia, Germany, and China on the topic of global warming focusing on each country's impact on its industry, and what steps have now been taken to provide a lasting future.

A Nation of Farmers

economic choices are the worst kind of dictatorship or free market glo- balism.
Besides being factually ... That is, global warming and peak oil are both products
of all the ways we've used fossil fuels to abate other problems. We have thus ...

Author: Sharon Astyk

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924265

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 847

“Astyk and Newton have written an important book with an unusual message: We need millions of new farmers…as soon as possible. You could not find two more reasonable, intelligent, sincere, and passionate people to talk to about food. And the book has very much the feeling of a conversation – with someone smart who cares about you. It is also intellectually complex, creative and nuanced. The authors are big thinkers and have taken a good lick at the central human issues of our time." Peter Bane “This definitive guide can provide inspiration to gardeners and those concerned about the environment. It offers practical solutions to all the food-related problems brought on by industrialized agriculture and the globalization of food. Very carefully researched and well written, this documents what is wrong and what we can do about it.” Connie Krochmal - Bellaonline "This outstanding and well-written compendium of insights and recommendations, of fervent idealism and practical solutions, is highly recommended."—Library Journal Once we could fill our grocery carts with cheap and plentiful food, but not anymore. Cheap food has gone the way of cheap oil. Climate change is already reducing crop yields worldwide. The cost of flying in food from far away and shipping it across the country in refrigerated trucks is rapidly becoming unviable. Cars and cows increasingly devour grain harvests, sending prices skyrocketing. More Americans than ever before require food stamps and food pantries just to get by, and a worldwide food crisis is unfolding, overseas and in our kitchens. We can keep hunger from stalking our families, but doing so will require a fundamental shift in our approach to field and table. A Nation of Farmers examines the limits and dangers of the globalized food system and shows how returning to the basics is our best hope. The book includes in-depth guidelines for: Creating resilient local food systems Growing, cooking, and eating sustainably and naturally Becoming part of the solution to the food crisis The book argues that we need to make self-provisioning, once the most ordinary of human activities, central to our lives. The results will be better food, better health, better security, and freedom from corporations that don’t have our interests at heart. This is critical reading for anyone who eats and cares about high-quality food. Sharon Astyk farms in New York, and is the author of Depletion and Abundance. Aaron Newton is a sustainable systems land planner in North Carolina, and is the founding editor of Groovy Green.

The World Bank Research Program 2008 2009

Transportation in India Global Warming and Developing Countries : An
EconomyThe adverse consequences for India of ... economy ) to cal ration with
the Ethiopian Development Research Institute ) . culate break - even options in
fuel choice ...

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821382110

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This volume is a compendium of research projects initiated, ongoing, or completed in fiscal years 2008 through 2009. Each abstract summarises the research questions, the analytical methods used, the findings and policy implications, and describes the research team and publications produced. Each program centers on a theme giving coherence to the research. Of the 248 research projects reported in this publication, International Trade and Investment and Human Capital Development, Labour, and Employment categories were the most researched, with 11% each; the next important category was Governance, Political economy, and Public Sector Management with 10 % of the abstracts. Other important themes include Agriculture and Rural Development, Environment and Natural Resources Management, Finance and banking, and Health, Population, and Nutrition with 8% each.

The Global Warming Deception

The Pervasive Myth of Man-Made Global Warming H umanity faces an
unprecedented enemy bent on controlling our lives ... economic, and political
freedoms; our autonomy and opportunities; even out freedom to make our own
choices and ...

Author: Grant R. Jeffrey

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307729400

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Global warming’s hidden agenda: a global socialist government The worldwide effort to combat manmade global warming is history’s most far-reaching hoax. In The Global-Warming Deception, Grant R. Jeffrey documents the orchestrated campaign of political pressure, flawed science, and falsified data—all designed to sell an environmental lie and bring the West to its knees. United Nations agencies use the threat of rising ocean levels, crop failure, expanding deserts, and the extinction of species to convince western nations to surrender their sovereignty. As these developments play out, we see the globalists consolidating their power. In The Global-Warming Deception, you will find proof that: • Laws and regulations to reduce carbon emissions are designed to destroy the free-enterprise system and drain wealth from western nations. • The religion of eco-fundamentalism denies the existence of God and substitutes in His place the worship of the earth. • The coming economic collapse, hastened by global-warming laws, will lead to international chaos. A one-world government will be presented as the solution, followed by the arrival of the Antichrist. Your liberty is at stake. Now is the time to learn all you can about the socialist-Marxist elite that is advancing the false threat of global warming—the most deadly deception in history. From the Trade Paperback edition.