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Population and Climate Change

Brian O'Neill, Landis MacKellar, Wolfgang Lutz, Anthony McMichael, Astri Suhrke, Anne Goujon, Johannes Stripple, Lee Wexler
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  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521018029


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  • Population and Climate Change provides the first systematic in-depth treatment of links between two major themes of the twenty-first century: population growth and associated demographic trends such as aging, and climate change. It is written by a multidisciplinary team of authors from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, who integrate both natural science and social science perspectives in a way that is readable by members of both communities. The book will be of primary interest to researchers in the fields of climate change, demography, and economics. It will also be useful to policy-makers and NGOs dealing with issues of population dynamics and climate change, and to teachers and students on courses such as environmental studies, demography, climatology, economics, earth systems science, and international relations.

    • First systematic in-depth treatment of links between two major themes of the twenty-first century: population growth and climate change
    • From world-renowned authors based at International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis
    • Interdisciplinary treatment
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    'Logically structured and well balanced, this clearly written and well-presented book is quantitative in approach and makes no concessions to the inexperienced. It will be most useful for honours option-level undergraduates on a range of courses in geography, environmental science, demography and economics, and particularly for research workers wishing to broaden their understanding of the complex interactions between climate and human society.' Holocene

    'The team that put this book together has done a good job. The concepts of climate change, demography and economics are expressed with clarity. The integration of natural-science and social-science perspectives is achieved with great success.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

    '… an excellent well-researched and well written book that surveys the status of the art in climate change, demography and on environment economics …'. Naturwissenschaften

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    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521018029
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.498kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 14 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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    Part I. Climate Change:
    1. The human population, economic development, and environment
    Part II. Population and Greenhouse Gas Emissions:
    2. Population and adaptation
    3. Agriculture, health, and environmental security
    4. Population and climate change
    5. Policy implications
    Appendix I. Fertility and mortality assumptions for IIASA population projections
    Appendix II. Household-level economies of scale in energy consumption
    Appendix III. Population in major climate change assessment models

  • Authors

    Brian C. O'Neill, Brown University, Rhode Island

    F. Landis MacKellar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

    Wolfgang Lutz, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria


    Brian O'Neill, Landis MacKellar, Wolfgang Lutz, Anthony McMichael, Astri Suhrke, Anne Goujon, Johannes Stripple, Lee Wexler

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