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Four Degrees of Global Warming

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At Copenhagen in December 2009, the international community agreed to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius to avoid the worst impacts of human-induced climate change. However climate scientists agree that current national emissions targets collectively will still not achieve this goal. Instead, the ‘ambition gap’ between climate science and climate policy is likely to lead to average global warming of around four degrees Celsius by or before 2100. If a ‘Four Degree World’ is the de facto goal of policy, we urgently need to understand what this world might look like. Four Degrees of Global Warming: Australia in a Hot World outlines the expected consequences of this world for Australia and its region. Its contributors include many of Australia’s most eminent and internationally recognized climate scientists, climate policy makers and policy analysts. They provide an accessible, detailed, dramatic, and disturbing examination of the likely impacts of a Four Degree World on Australia’s social, economic and ecological systems. The book offers policy makers, politicians, students, and anyone interested climate change, access to the most recent research on potential Australian impacts of global warming, and possible responses.

Four Degrees of Global Warming

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Four Degrees More

Author : Malcolm Rose
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After Leyton watches his bedroom collapse into the sea as a result of climate change and rising sea levels, he is soon caught up in a maelstrom of environmental campaigns and industry counter-plots.

Global Warming Unchecked

Author : Harold W. Bernard
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Argues that numerous hurricanes, unusually hot summers, and very cold winters are signs of impending global warming, and offers possible solutions

A New Legal Frontier in the Fight Against Global Warming

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Trashing the Planet

Author : Dixy Lee Ray
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Exposes how little the public actually knows about the environment

RSA Journal

Author : Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)
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Sustaining Architecture in the Anti Machine Age

Author : Ian Abley
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In this age of ever-increasing environmental awareness, the issue of sustainability is set to become the dominant factor in architectural design. At a time when, like most professions, architectural practice is increasingly governed by legal guidelines and requirements, competing policy demands require architects to aim for economic, social and environmental sustainability whilst also trying to effect social progress. Sustaining Architecture in the Anti-Machine Age asks whether these two ambitions can be reconciled. Featuring contributions from architects, journalists, academics and legal consultants, the book takes a balanced look at the subject, giving the full range of sometimes opposing views. Examining all the key issues, it considers why the industrial development of town and country is considered unsustainable rather than socially imperative, and whether the aim of raising the level, standard and performance of arhcitectural production conflicts with the promotion of sustainability. Over the last decade the profession and practice of architecture has changed rapidly. Sir Michael Latham's 'Constructing the team' and Sir John Egan's 'Rethinking Construction' attempted to turn the building industry from labour-intensive trade contracting the capital intensity of manufacturing. Paul Hyett, the current president of the Royal Institue of british architects, has a mandate to establish an environmental duty of care. Sustaining Architecture in the Anti-Machine Age considers what these initiatives mean for architects.


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Corporate Policies to Address Global Climate Change

Author : Douglas Cogan
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The 1992 Information Please Almanac

Author : Otto Johnson
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Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author : Australia. Parliament. Senate
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Proceedings of IRDC 90

Author : University of Lethbridge. Water Resources Institute
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The Global Ecology

Author : Edward Moran
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A reference guide to global ecology, featuring reprints of articles, book excerpts, speeches, and studies that provide background information and discussion of the issue from various perspectives. Includes a bibliography.

Global Climate Change

Author : Paul McCaffrey
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Examining the ongoing changes in Earth's climate, this book explores causes, arguments for and against the existence of global warming, and what the future may hold.

The Permaculture Edge

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Our Final Warning Six Degrees of Climate Emergency

Author : Mark Lynas
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This book must not be ignored. It really is our final warning. Mark Lynas delivers a vital account of the future of our earth, and our civilisation, if current rates of global warming persist. And it’s only looking worse.

Global Warming

Author : Emily Hutchinson
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Turning Down the Heat

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Green Business Basics 24 Lessons for Meeting the Challenges of Global Warming

Author : Nick Dallas
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Offers definitive plans for effectively conserving energy usage, saving expenses, and dealing with other green issues that affect business in order to develop a more profitable and eco-friendly business environment. Original.