Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History

Editor: Black, Brian C.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $399.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $598.50
ISBN: 978-1-59-884761-1
Category: Science - Environmental sciences
Image Count: 164
Book Status: Available
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This book provides a holistic consideration of climate change that goes beyond pure science, fleshing out the discussion by considering cultural, historical, and policy-driven aspects of this important issue.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Volume 1: A–D Entries
  • A
  • Abrupt Climate Change
  • Aerosols: Research and Science
  • Aerosols and Climate Change
  • Afforestation
  • Agriculture and Adaptation in China
  • Agriculture and Adaptation in Developing Countries
  • Agriculture and Adaptation in the United States
  • Algae Cultivation: Algaculture
  • Alternative Transportation
  • American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment
  • Animal Habits and Extinctions: Recent Changes
  • An Inconvenient Truth Brings Climate Change to the Mainstream
  • Anthropocene
  • Anthropocene: Scientific Discourse
  • Arctic Amplification
  • Arrhenius, Svante August (1859–1927)
  • Art and Climate Change References
  • Atmospheric Circulation: Historical Overview
  • Automobile History
  • Automobiles and Environmental Impacts
  • B
  • Balance of Nature
  • Biomass Carbon
  • Biomass Energy and Biofuels
  • Bolin, Bert Rickard Johannes (1925–2007)
  • Broad Arrow Policy
  • Broecker, Wallace Smith (1931–)
  • Brundtland, Gro Harlem (1939–)
  • C
  • Cap and Trade Economics
  • Capture, Rule of
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere and Oceans
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Carter, Jimmy, and the 1970s Oil Crisis and Alternative Energy
  • Certified Emission Reductions Projects: Financing
  • Children's Health and Climate Change
  • China's National Climate Policy
  • Chlorofluorocarbons
  • Christian Response to Climate Change
  • Chu, Steven (1948–)
  • Clean Coal
  • Climate Change and Biodiversity Policies
  • Climate Change Communication
  • Climate Change Skeptics and Public Policy
  • Climate Education Considerations
  • Climate Education Trends in U.S. Higher Education
  • Climate Literacy
  • Climate Policy in the Obama Administration
  • Climate Refugees
  • Climatic Determinism
  • Climatic Research Unit
  • Climatic Research Unit Email Controversy
  • Climatology as a Profession
  • Clusters for Sustainability and Green Energy
  • Coal Power
  • Coastal Planning Policies in Developed Countries
  • Coastal Planning Policies in Developing Countries
  • Computer Simulations of Climate Change
  • Consumer Culture: Chemicals and Plastics
  • Continental Drift
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
  • Coral Bleaching
  • Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
  • Crichton, Michael (1942–2008)
  • D
  • Dansgaard, Willi (1922–2011)
  • Deforestation
  • Dendrochronology: Studying Tree Rings
  • Desertification
  • Volume 2: E–G Entries
  • E
  • Early Industrialization
  • Earth First! and Ecoradicalism
  • Eco-Art: Loss of Habitat, Species Migration, and Extinction
  • Eco-Art and Ocean Acidification
  • El Niño–Southern Oscillation
  • Emergence of Ecology
  • Emiliani, Cesare (1922–1995)
  • Emissions Trading Scheme
  • Energy Conservation and Efficiency
  • Energy Sources and Shortages
  • Energy Technology Innovation
  • Enhanced Geothermal Energy
  • Enron and Energy Trading
  • Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Environmentalism of the 1970s
  • Environmental Justice and Climate Change
  • Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Implications for Oil Producing Countries
  • Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Influence on Native Americans
  • Environmental Justice and Climate Change in China
  • Environmental Justice and Climate Change in India
  • Environmental Justice and Climate Change in the United States
  • Environmental Movement: 1980–2000
  • Environmental Thought in the 19th Century
  • European Union Climate Policy
  • Extinctions: Early Earth History
  • Extreme Weather
  • F
  • Feedback Mechanisms
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Forest Conservation, U.S.
  • Fossil Fuels: Current and Projected
  • Fossil Fuel Use and Industrialization
  • Fracking
  • FutureGen
  • G
  • Gaia Hypothesis
  • Gender and Climate Science
  • Geochemical Carbon Management
  • Geoengineering
  • Geoengineering and Public Policy
  • Geography and Climate Change
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Glaciers and Glacial Extent
  • Global Atmospheric Research Program
  • Global Cooling in the 1970s
  • Global Warming Literature
  • Gore, Albert Arnold, Jr. (1948–)
  • Government Concerns for Human Health
  • Green Culture and American Environmentalism
  • Greenhouse Effect
  • Green Party in the United States
  • Green Revolution
  • Greenwashing
  • Volume 3: H–S Entries
  • H
  • Hadley Centre
  • Hansen, James E. (1941–)
  • Hawken, Paul (1946–)
  • Health Impacts of Climate Change
  • Holdren, John P. (1944–)
  • Human History and Climate Change
  • Hydropower
  • I
  • Individual Energy Choices
  • Informal Climate Education
  • Inhofe, James (1934–)
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Reports
  • International Geophysical Year
  • International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
  • J
  • Jackson, Lisa (1962–)
  • Jones, Anthony Kapel “Van” (1968–)
  • K
  • Keeling, Charles David (1928–2005)
  • Kyoto Protocol
  • L
  • Laki Volcanic Eruption of 1783
  • Landscape Art in the 19th Century
  • Lappé, Anna (1973–)
  • Lappé, Frances Moore (1944–)
  • Lead
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
  • Little Ice Age
  • Lomborg, Bj⊘rn (1965–)
  • Love Canal Homeowners Association
  • Lovelock, James (1919–)
  • M
  • Maathai, Wangari (1940–)
  • Marcellus Shale
  • Marsh, George Perkins (1801–1882)
  • McKibben, Bill (1960–)
  • Medieval Warm Period
  • Meteorology in the 19th Century
  • Methane
  • Microhydropower
  • Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer
  • N
  • NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • National Climatic Data Center
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Weather Service
  • Nitrogen Cycle
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • North American Free Trade Agreement
  • Nuclear Power Policy
  • Nuclear Power Technology
  • Nuclear Winter
  • O
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Ocean Circulation
  • Oceanic Carbon
  • Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Oil Spills and the Marine Environment
  • Oil Use
  • Ostrum, Elinor Awan (1933–)
  • P
  • Pachauri, Rajendra (1940–)
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Passive House Designed for Conservation
  • Passive Solar Buildings
  • Peak Oil
  • Photovoltaic Technology
  • Pickens Plan for Wind Energy
  • Precautionary Principle
  • Presidential Election of 2000
  • Public Attitudes toward Climate Change around the World
  • Public Attitudes toward Climate Change in the United States
  • R
  • Recycling in the United States
  • Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Risk Management Perspective
  • Robinson, Kim Stanley (1952–)
  • S
  • Schneider, Stephen H. (1945–2010)
  • Science Assessment for Policy Decisions
  • Sediment Cores
  • Shackleton, Nicholas John (1937–2006)
  • Shiva, Vandana (1952–)
  • Singer, Peter (1946–)
  • Skeptics, Naysayers, Anomalies, and Controversies
  • Smart Grids
  • Social-Ecological Resilience and Climate Change
  • Social Movements Related to Climate Change
  • Social Policy Adaptation, Child Poverty, and Global Warming
  • Solar Energy
  • Solar Variability
  • Sport-Utility Vehicles
  • Sprawl and New Urbanism
  • Volume 4: T–W Entries
  • T
  • Tambora Eruption and the Global Climate Emergency of 1815–1818
  • Temperature Record
  • 350.org
  • Tidal Energy
  • Tipping Point
  • Transportation
  • U
  • Uncertainty and Controversy: Risks of Climate Change
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Urban Planning and Climate Policy
  • V
  • Visual Arts Exhibitions Focused on Climate Change
  • Vulnerability
  • W
  • Water Resources and Adaptation in the United States
  • Waxman-Markey Climate Bill: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009
  • Weather Control and Artificial Climates
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Wildlife Management and Climate Science in the United States
  • Wind Power
  • Wind Power Debate along Cape Cod
  • Women and Climate Change
  • Woodwell, George M. (1930–)
  • World Climate Research Programme
  • World Mayors’ Organizations
  • Appendix 1: Copenhagen Accord
  • Appendix 2: The Marrakesh Accords
  • Appendix 3: Kyoto Protocol
  • Appendix 4: Cancun Agreements
  • Appendix 5: President Barack Obama's 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference Speech
  • Appendix 6: Richard Muller's Testimony to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Appendix 7: James Hansen Speech, “Global Warming Twenty Years Later: Tipping Points Near”
  • Appendix 8: Cancun Adaptation Framework, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Appendix 9: 2010 Climate Action Report, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Appendix 10: Climate Change: Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation in Developing Countries
  • Appendix 11: State of Connecticut et al. v. American Electric Power Company, Inc. et al.
  • Appendix 12: Massachusetts et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency et al.
  • Appendix 13: IPCC First Assessment Report
  • Appendix 14: IPCC Second Assessment Report
  • Appendix 15: IPCC Third Assessment Report
  • Appendix 16: IPCC Fourth Assessment Report
  • General Bibliography
  • About the Editors and Contributors