Author(s): Carson, M., Román, M.
In: Carson, M. and M. Román (2010). Tipping point: crossroads for US climate policy. In: C. Lever-Tracy (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society. Routledge.
ISBN 9780415544764. Pp. 379-404.
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Tipping Point: Crossroads for US Climate Policy
The book offers case studies of responses to disasters and of the new technological and lifestyle alternatives that are being adopted, and the negotiations leading up to the Copenhagen conference alongside a preface assessing its outcomes.
Starting with an initial analysis by a leading climatologist, key issues discussed in the text include recent findings of natural scientists, social causation and vulnerability, media and public recognition or scepticism, and the merits and difficulties of actions seeking to mitigate and adapt.
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