Climate change : a wicked problem : complexity and uncertainty at the intersection of science, economics, politics and human behavior /

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Author / Creator:Incropera, Frank P., author.
Imprint:Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Subject:Climatic changes.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric.
Energy consumption -- Environmental aspects.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General.
Climatic changes.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Energy consumption -- Environmental aspects.
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12646760
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ISBN:9781316421222
1316421228
9781316421451
1316421457
9781316266274
1316266273
9781107521131
1107521130
9781107109070
1107109078
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 22, 2015).
Summary:Under one cover, Frank Incropera provides a comprehensive, objective and critical assessment of all issues germane to the climate change debate: science, technology options, economic ramifications, cultural and behavioural issues, the influence of special interests and public policy, geopolitics and ethical dimensions. The underlying science is treated in depth, but in an approachable and accessible manner. A strong case is made for the reality of anthropogenic climate change, while confronting the range of issues that remain uncertain and deconstructing opposing views. Incropera assesses the strengths and weaknesses of technology options for mitigating the effects of climate change, analyzes nontechnical factors - economic, cultural and political - and provides an in-depth treatment of ethical implications. This book is intended for those wishing to become fully informed about climate change and is designed to provide the reader with a firm foundation for drawing his or her own conclusions. -- Back cover.
Other form:Print version: Incropera, Frank P. Climate change. 9781107109070 1107109078