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The City and the Coming Climate

Climate Change In The Places We Live

By Jr Brian Stone

This book is the first to explore the dramatic amplification of global warming underway in cities and the range of actions that individuals and governments can undertake to slow the pace of warming. A core thesis of the book is that the principal strategy currently advocated to mitigate climate change--the reduction of greenhouse gases--will not prove sufficient to measurably slow the rapid pace of warming in urban environments. Brian Stone explains the science of climate change in terms accessible to the nonscientist and with compelling anecdotes drawn from history and current events. The book is an ideal introduction to climate change and cities for students, policy makers, and anyone who wishes to gain insight into an issue critical to the future of our cities and the people who live in them. Listen to Brian Stone's interview on the Wisconsin Public Radio program, At Issues with Ben Merens. http://www.wpr.org/merens/index.cfm?strDirection=Prev&dteShowDate=2012-06-13%2016%3A00%3A00.0

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2012

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9781107602588


Format: Book
Author: Stone, Brian, Jr
Summary: "In the first decade of this century, for the first time in history, the majority of the planet's population resided in cities. We are an urban planet. If ongoing changes in climate are to have an impact on the human species, most of these impacts will play out in cities. This fact was brought into full relief in the summer of 2003, when more than 70,000 residents of Europe perished in one of the most prolonged and intense heat waves in human history. The final death toll would exceed that associated with any Western European or American conflict since World War II, or any other natural disaster to have ever struck a region of the developed world, and the vast majority of these deaths occurred in cities. Studies in the aftermath of the heat wave would show that not only had global warming increased the likelihood of such an extreme event, but that the intensity of the heat had been greatly enhanced by the physical design of the cities themselves, exposing residents of cities to a much greater risk of illness or death than others. This book is the first to explore the dramatic amplification of global warming underway in cities and the range of actions that can be taken to slow the pace of warming. A core thesis of the book is that the principal strategy advocated by the global science community to mitigate climate change - the reduction of greenhouse gases - will not prove sufficient to measurably slow the rapid pace of warming in cities"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The city and the coming climate : climate change in the places we live / Brian Stone, Jr.
Publisher Date: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Subject: Climatic changes -- Economic aspects Climate change mitigation. Urbanization Cities and towns SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Meteorology & Climatology.
Isbn: 9781107602588 1107602580
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Format: Book
Author: Stone, Brian, Jr.
Summary: "In the first decade of this century, for the first time in history, the majority of the planet's population resided in cities. We are an urban planet. If ongoing changes in climate are to have an impact on the human species, most of these impacts will play out in cities. This fact was brought into full relief in the summer of 2003, when more than 70,000 residents of Europe perished in one of the most prolonged and intense heat waves in human history. The final death toll would exceed that associated with any Western European or American conflict since World War II, or any other natural disaster to have ever struck a region of the developed world, and the vast majority of these deaths occurred in cities. Studies in the aftermath of the heat wave would show that not only had global warming increased the likelihood of such an extreme event, but that the intensity of the heat had been greatly enhanced by the physical design of the cities themselves, exposing residents of cities to a much greater risk of illness or death than others. This book is the first to explore the dramatic amplification of global warming underway in cities and the range of actions that can be taken to slow the pace of warming. A core thesis of the book is that the principal strategy advocated by the global science community to mitigate climate change - the reduction of greenhouse gases - will not prove sufficient to measurably slow the rapid pace of warming in cities"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The city and the coming climate : climate change in the places we live / Brian Stone, Jr.
Publisher, Date: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Description: x, 187 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Climatic changes -- Economic aspects
Subjects: Climate change mitigation.
Subjects: Urbanization
Subjects: Cities and towns
Subjects: SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Meteorology & Climatology.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2011044842
ISBN: 9781107602588
ISBN: 1107602580
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Call Number: 363.73874 Sto