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Author Rahm, Dianne

Title Climate change policy in the United States : the science, the politics, and the prospects for change / Dianne Rahm

Publ Info Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2010]
 RWU Main Library  QC903.2.U6 R34 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  QC903.2.U6 R34 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript v, 220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Climate change: an overview of the problem -- Climate change policy in the United States: from the framework convention to the Obama administration -- The challenge of the post-Kyoto accord -- Science and anti-science -- Morals, ethics, and religion in the policy debate -- Mechanisms for regulating U.S. greenhouse gas emissions -- Technological solutions -- Energy efficiency, conservation, demand side management, and other solutions
Note "This overview of global warming and its human causes examines the international agreements regarding climate change and the U.S. response to those agreements, as well as key provisions of the Kyoto Protocol, to explain the difficulties of any subsequent treaties. Framing the scientific debate against moral, ethical, and religious considerations, the book offers potential solutions"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Climatic changes -- Government policy -- United States
Environmental policy -- United States
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- Government policy -- United States
ISBN 9780786442997 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786442999 (softcover : alk. paper)