Climate Change Politics and Policies in America: Historical and Modern Documents in Context, 1st Edition

  • Jerald C. Mast
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  • ISBN-10: 144085971X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440859717
  • DDC: 363.738
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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This extensive collection of primary documents examines the history of climate science; various policy prescriptions for addressing the effects of climate change; political aspects of international efforts to address global warming; claims regarding the influence of industry groups and environmental "radicals" on climate policy and science; and the impact of climate change on other policy areas such as public health, energy, economic development, and wilderness conservation. The set includes excerpts from important scientific papers and government reports, political speeches, perspectives from environmental activists and conservative think-tanks, editorial essays from leading media figures, provisions of major laws, and more, which together provide a broad range of scientific, political and ideological perspectives. They provide clarity to arguments of lawmakers, activists, and scientists leading efforts to fight, mitigate, and adapt to climate change, and to those of skeptics.