2011, English edition: The critical decade : climate science, risks and responses / Will Steffen. Steffen, W. L. (William L.), 1947-, (author.)

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The critical decade : climate science, risks and responses / Will Steffen
 
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Physical Description
  • 69 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps.
Published
  • Canberra Climate Commission Secretariat, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 2011.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • The critical decade : climate science, risks and responses /​ Will Steffen.
Also Titled
  • Climate change 2011 : update of science risks and responses
Creator
  • Steffen, W. L. (William L.), 1947-, (author.)
Other Creators
  • Australia. Climate Commission
  • Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Published
  • Canberra Climate Commission Secretariat, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 2011.
Copyright
  • ©2011
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • online resource
Physical Description
  • 69 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps.
Subjects
Summary
  • The aim of this report is to provide up-to-date information on the science of climate change and the implications of this knowledge for societal responses, both for mitigation strategies and for the analysis of and responses to risks that climate change poses for Australia. By contrast to the noisy, confusing 'debate' in the media, within the climate research community our understanding of the climate system continues to advance strongly. The purpose of this update is to review the current scientific knowledge base on climate change, particularly with regard to (i) the underpinning it provides for the formulation of policy and (ii) the information it provides on the risks of a changing climate to Australia.
Contents
  • Purpose.
  • Introduction.
  • Chapter 1. Developments in the science of climate change.
  • Observations of changes in the climate system.
  • Why is the climate system changing now?
  • How is the carbon cycle changing?
  • How certain is our knowledge of climate change?
  • Chapter 2. Risks associated with a changing climate
  • Sea-level rise.
  • Ocean acidification.
  • The water cycle.
  • Extreme events.
  • Abrupt, non-linear and irreversible changes in the climate system.
  • Chapter 3. Implications of the science for emissions reductions.
  • The budget approach.
  • Implications for emission reduction trajectories.
  • Relationship between fossil and biological carbon emissions and uptake.
  • References.
Notes
  • "May 2011"
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Other Form
  • Print version The critical decade : climate science, risks and responses 49147755 9781921299513
Terms of Use
  • This work is copyright Commonwealth of Australia. All material contained in this work is copyright the Commonwealth of Australia, except where a third party source is indicated.
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Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9781921299506
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