A Dictionary of Climate Change and the Environment bridges the gap between the many disciplines encompassing climate change, environmental economics, environmental sciences, and environmental studies.
It defines a comprehensive set of over 3700 words used across these fields to help policy makers, students, and professionals achieve a holistic view of environmental issues. The Dictionary also features: introductory primers to major topic areas; recommended reading for particular topics and specific words or concepts; and seven appendices, including a catalog of scientific symbols, units, and conversions, as well as an expansive listing and description of selected environmental treaties. The extensive and accessible nature of the content renders this book an indispensable reference for practitioners requiring an informed and balanced description of key concepts and issues.
This resource will be extremely valuable to policymakers and professionals working on climate change and other environmental issues, and to postgraduate and undergraduate students in climate change and environmental studies, as well as to academics and other practitioners working on multidisciplinary environmental issues outside their areas of expertise.
R. Quentin Grafton, Professor of Economics, Crawford School, The Australian National University, Harry W. Nelson, Department of Forest Resources Management, University of British Columbia, Canada, N. Ross Lambie and Paul R. Wyrwoll, Crawford School, The Australian National University, Australia
Contents: Introduction Economics for the Environment: A Primer Climate Change Policy: A Primer International Environmental Problems: A Primer Environmental Systems, Dynamics, and Modeling: A Primer Annotated References: A Starting Point Internet Resources: Environmental News Sources and Blogs A Dictionary of Climate Change and the Environment: Economics, Science, and Policy References