Economic Costs of Inaction on Climate Change : Analysis & Perspectives Hardback
Edited by Cheryl Griffin
The changing climate and increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations are projected to accelerate multiple threats, including more severe storms, droughts, and heat waves, further sea level rise, more frequent and severe storm surge damage, and acidification of the oceans.
Beyond the sorts of gradual changes we have already experienced, global warming raises additional threats of large-scale changes, either changes to the global climate system, such as the disappearance of late-summer Arctic sea ice and the melting of large glacial ice sheets, or ecosystem impacts of climate change, such as critical endangerment or extinction of a large number of species.
This book examines the cost of delaying policy actions to stem climate change.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 110 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 01/12/2014
- Category: Energy technology & engineering
- ISBN: 9781617280313