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2009

Climate and Society. Climate as Resource, Climate as Risk

World Scientific

Titre : Climate and Society. Climate as Resource, Climate as Risk

Auteur (s) : Nico Stehr (Zeppelin Universität, Germany) ; Hans von Storch (GKSS Research Centre, Germany)
Publisher  : World Scientific
Date de parution : 2009
Pages : 152

Présentation
Climate and Society presents from a transdisciplinary view, climate and its changes, impact and perception. The history of climate and its different approaches over time — which are anthropocentric and more system-oriented, academic and application-driven — are reviewed, as are the possibilities of managing climate, in particular by steering the greenhouse gas emissions. Most importantly, the concepts of climate as a resource for societies are discussed and the emergence of climate non-constancy and its impact, studied. In essence, this book provides an absorbing account of the cultural history of climate and relates it to contemporary scientific knowledge about climate, climate change and its impact.

Contents : •A Historical Overview of Thinking about Climate •Climate as Limiting Condition and Resource •Climate as Risk and Hazard •Zeppelin Manifesto on Climate Protection •Summary and Prospects

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