9781107016712

The City and the Coming Climate

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  • ISBN13:

    9781107016712

  • ISBN10:

    1107016711

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-04-16
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Prologue: la canicule
Keeling's curve
The climate barrier
Islands of heat
The green factor
Leveraging canopy for carbon
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