Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada

June 24, 2004|
Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada by Harold Coward
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Drought, floods, hurricanes, forest fires, ice storms, blackouts, dwindling fish stocks...what Canadian has not experienced one of these or more, or heard about the “greenhouse” effect, and not wondered what is happening to our climate? Yet most of us have a poor understanding of this extremely important issue, and need better, reliable scientific information. Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada delivers some hard facts to help us make some of those hard choices.

This new collection of essays by leading Canadian scientists, engineers, social scientists, and humanists offers an overview and assessment of climate change and its impacts on Canada from physical, social, technological, economic, political, and ethical / religious perspectives. Interpreting and summarizing the large and complex literatures from each of these disciplines, the book offers a multidisciplinary approach to the challenges we face in Canada. Special attention is given to Canada’s response to the Kyoto Protocol, as well as an assessment of the overall adequacy of Kyoto as a response to the global challenge of climate change.

Hard Choices fills a gap in available books which provide readers with reliable information on climate change and its impacts that are specific to Canada. While written for the general reader, it is also well suited for use as an undergraduate text in environmental studies courses.

Harold Coward is a professor of history and director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. Andrew J. Weaver is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Atmospheric Science in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, BC. In 2002 he received a Killam Research Fellowship, a...
Title:Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada
Product dimensions:282 pages, 8.92 X 5.8 X 0.25 in
Shipping dimensions:282 pages, 8.92 X 5.8 X 0.25 in
Published:June 24, 2004
Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780889204423

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