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

Author(s) : Andrew E. Dessler, Author(s) : Edward A. Parson

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

Book Details

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Published : 2019
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 278
  • Category :
    Environmental Studies
  • Category 2 :
    Climate Politics
  • Catalogue No : 96353
  • ISBN 13 : 9781316631324
  • ISBN 10 : 131663132X

Reviews and Endorsements

"The authors do a great service with a book that manages to be both readable and succinct but also comprehensive in its analysis of the science, politics and policy of climate change. I highly recommend it to beginners who want to grasp the overall problem, and experts who want depth on specific topics. I will keep this book at close reach on my bookshelf" Ken Kimmell, President, Union of Concerned Scientists

"The Third Edition of The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change is a superbly up-to-date, balanced, and lucidly written treatment of this crucially important topic. Any thoughtful person seeking a deeper grounding on global climate change would be well advised to get this book" John P. Holdren, Harvard University; Former Science Advisor to President Obama and Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

"Our children are angry with us for the climate crisis we have created. They are looking for heroes - but mitigating and adapting to climate change is going to need a lot more than heroes. Whomever steps forward, whatever is done, will require negotiating a tangled web of politics, science, economics, entrepreneurship and social justice that has been spun up by runaway global heating. No book comes even close to Dessler and Parson's zen-like mastery of what needs to be done if we are to address the climate crisis before it is too late. Fortunately, Dessler and Parson write with a crisp clarity that is intellectually sophisticated without showing off, or hiding behind jargon. If you care about climate change, there is no excuse for not reading this book" Peter Kareiva, Director, and Pritzker Distinguished Professor in Environment and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles

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