eBook The Role of the Government, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Confronting Global Warming Series
  • Jaqueline Langwith
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  • ISBN-10: 0737754788
  • ISBN-13: 9780737754780
  • DDC: 363.738740
  • 178 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released October 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Explores government's role in addressing climate change on both a national and international level. Discusses official recognition of climate change such as the Kyoto Protocols. Looks at the United States' historical responses to climate change; efforts to regulate carbon dioxide and reduce emissions through a carbon tax and renewable fuel standard; energy-efficient building; land use policies; and efforts to maintain biological diversity.

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Series

Confronting Global Warming Series

Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions.

Features and Benefits

  • At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues.
  • Includes sidebars highlighting related content, including statistical information, firsthand accounts, case studies and primary source documents.
  • Charts, maps and graphs.
  • Full-color photographs, glossary of key terms, organizations to contact for more information, an annotated bibliography of age-appropriate books, periodicals and Web sites, and a comprehensive index.

Reviews

"The concrete examples will fuel debate on a passionate topic for many YAs, not only about how to reduce climate change but also how to regulate it."--Booklist, March 2011

— Booklist

"Part of a 10-volume series, Confronting Global Warming, this detailed, up-to-date overview focuses on the government’s responsibility for climate change and both the past and present causes of pollution, including chapters focused on regulating lowering automobile emissions, making buildings more energy efficient, and reducing CO2 emissions from agriculture and power generators. Framing the discussion is the fact that the 'air knows no boundaries,' and Langwith lays out the heated issues: government actions to mitigate climate change may cause economic hardship for many; on the other hand, doing nothing may have immense economic consequences, as well as environmental and human costs. The excellent back matter includes a detailed glossary, an annotated bibliography of books, and a listing of recent articles and websites. The concrete examples will fuel debate on a passionate topic for many YAs, not only about how to reduce climate change, but also how to regulate it."--Booklist, March 2011

— Booklist