Smart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and Benefits by Bjørn LomborgSmart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and Benefits by Bjørn Lomborg

Smart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and Benefits

EditorBjørn Lomborg

Paperback | October 29, 2010

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The failure of the Copenhagen climate conference in December 2009 revealed major flaws in the way the world's policy makers have attempted to prevent dangerous levels of increases in global temperatures. The expert authors in this specially commissioned collection focus on the likely costs and benefits of a very wide range of policy options, including geo-engineering, mitigation of CO2, methane and 'black carbon', expanding forest, research and development of low-carbon energy and encouraging green technology transfer. For each policy, authors outline all of the costs, benefits and likely outcomes, in fully referenced, clearly presented chapters accompanied by shorter, critical alternative perspectives. To further stimulate debate, a panel of economists, including three Nobel laureates, evaluate and rank the attractiveness of the policies. This authoritative and thought-provoking book will challenge readers to form their own conclusions about the best ways to respond to global warming.
Title:Smart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and BenefitsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:436 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.79 inPublished:October 29, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521138566

ISBN - 13:9780521138567

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Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction Bjørn Lomborg; Part I. The Solutions: 1. Climate engineering Eric Bickel and Lee Lane; 1.1 Alternative perspective Roger Pielke Jr; 1.2 Alternative perspective Anne E. Smith; 2. Carbon dioxide mitigation Richard S. J. Tol; 2.1 Alternative perspective Onno Kuik; 2.2 Alternative perspective Roberto Roson; 3. Forestry carbon sequestration Brent Sohngen; 3.1 Alternative perspective Sabine Fuss; 4. Black carbon mitigation Robert E. Baron, W. David Montgomery and Sugandha D. Tuladhar; 4.1 Alternative perspective Milind Kandlikar, Conor C. O. Reynolds and Andy P. Grieshop; 5. Methane mitigation Claudia Kemfert and Wolf-Peter Schill; 5.1 Alternative perspective David Anthoff; 5.2 Alternative perspective Daniel Johansson and Fredrik Hedenus; 6. Market and policy driven adaptation Francesco Bosello, Carlo Carraro and Enrica de Cian; 6.1 Alternative perspective Samuel Fankhauser; 6.2 Alternative perspective Frank Jotzo; 7. Technology-led climate policy Isabel Galiana and Christopher Green; 7.1 Alternative perspective Valentina Bosetti; 7.2 Alternative perspective Gregory Nemet; 8. Technology transfers Zili Yang; 8.1 Alternative perspective David Popp; Part II. Ranking the Opportunities: 9. Expert panel ranking Nancy L. Stokey, Vernon L. Smith, Thomas C. Schelling, Finn E. Kydland and Jagdish N. Bhagwati; Conclusion Bjørn Lomborg; Index.

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"The bad news is that the world seems poised to spend vast sums on ineffective global warming policies. The good news is that Bjorn Lomborg and the Copenhagen Consensus Center bring together the best advice from leading experts on smart ways to address climate change. The public and policymakers should take heed." - Ronald Bailey, Science Correspondent, Reason Magazine