International Seminar On Planetary Emergencies: 45th Session: The Role Of Science In The Third Millennium, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814531782
  • ISBN-13: 9789814531788
  • DDC: 363.34
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 572 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
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Proceedings of the 45th Session of the International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies held in Erice, Sicily. This Seminar has again gathered, in 2012, over one hundred scientists from 43 countries in an interdisciplinary effort that has been going on for the last 31 years, to examine and analyze planetary problems which had been followed up, all year long, by the World Federation of Scientists Permanent Monitoring Panels.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Front Matter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Special Session: Lectio Magistralis.
2: The Manmade Contribution to Ongoing Global Warming Is Not a Planetary Emergency*.
3: Overcoming the Planetary Emergencies Is Possible Because Science, Technology and Culture Are Founded on Liberty, Right and Truth.
4: Opening Session.
5: Why Science Is Needed for the Culture of the Third Millennium.
6: Cyber Resilience: The Essence of Cyber Peace.
7: Recent Developments in Terrorism.
8: Message from Senator Dr. Antonio D'Ali.
9: Mitigation of Terrorist Acts.
10: Dose Thresholds for Evacuation Following Explosion of an Improvised Nuclear Device or Radiological Dispersal Device.
11: Gap Analysis of EU Counterterrorism Research Initiatives1.
12: Preventing Nuclear-Explosive Terrorism by Eliminating Fissile Material: A Progress Report.
13: Public Perception of Nuclear Radiation: Its Importance for Nuclear Energy, RDD, Terrorism and Nuclear Disarmament.
14: Climate & Climate Economics.
15: The Importance of Economics in the Framework of Climate Issues.
16: The Role of Science in the Third Millennium.
17: A Simple State-Contingent Pricing Policy for Complex Intertemporal Externalities.
18: ‘Climate Economics’: The Literature and Its Utility.
19: Thoughts on the Social Rate of Discount.
20: Is Co2 Mitigation Cost-Effective?.
21: Global Nuclear Energy Issues.
22: World Outlook for Nuclear Power after Fukushima.
23: Outlook for Nuclear Power in Japan.
24: Overview of Nuclear Power Development in China.
25: Nuclear Power in Europe.
26: Nuclear Power in the Middle East Following Fukushima.
27: Outlook for Nuclear Power in the United States.
28: Attributes of Sustainable Planetary-Scale Nuclear Fission Energy Systems.
29: Economics of Nuclear Power in Liberalized Power Markets1.
30: Energy & Sustainability in Cities.
31: Energy, Cities, and Global Sustainability.
32: Smart Grids for Sustainable Mega Cities and a Delhi Innovation.
33: Complexity, Cities and Energy.
34: Global Food Production & Forest Dynamics.
35: Energy in Global Agriculture as the Human Population Peaks.
36: Qualitative Analysis of Forest Dynamics Models Using Elliptic Functions.
37: Water Pollution & Terrorism.
38: The Terrorist Threat to Water and Technology's Role in Safeguarding Supplies.
39: Contamination of Water Distribution Systems.
40: Water and Cbrne/Cyber Terrorism: Waterborne Threats and Sustainability of Cities Including Unusual Secondary and Tertiary Water Contamination Lessons from Fukushima.
41: Striving for Global Health and Water Security: Achievable or Not?.
42: Brain Aging & Behavior.
43: Brain Aging: Threats and Opportunities.
44: Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD): Insights into Wisdom and Altruism.
45: Frontiers in Fast Computing & Informatics.
46: Computing for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
47: The Planetary Emergencies: A Challenge for Change.
48: Information Security.
49: Regulating Cyberbehavior: Some Initial Reflections on Codes of Conduct and Confidence-Building Measures.
50: Cyber Governance for Cyber Confidence*.
51: Privacy in Internet Transactions: Economic and Security Aspects.
52: Messaggio Del Presidente Della Repubblica Italiana: Le Emergenze Planetaire E IL Progetto WFS.
53: The Planetary Emergencies and the Project WFS.
54: WFS General Meeting PMP Reports.
55: Climate PMP Report, August 2012.
56: 2012 Report from the Permanent Monitoring Panel—Mitigation of Terrorist Acts (PMP-MTA).
57: Endangered Sustainability of a Megalopolitan Region: The Unextincted Activity of the Popocatepetl Volcano, Mexico.
58: Pollution Permanent Monitoring Panel — 2012 Annual Report.
59: Report of the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Energy, 2012.
60: Mother and Child Health PMP.
61: AIDS and Infectious Diseases (AID) PMP 2012 Report.
62: Information Security PMP Report: August 23, 2012.
63: Proposal to Set-Up a Permanent Monitoring Panel (PMP) On: “Fast Computing and Informatics Frontiers and Ecological Science”.
64: Closing Remarks on the Culture of Our Time and the WFS Project.
65: Seminar Participants.
66: Seminar Participants.