Population and Climate Change

O'Neill BC, MacKellar FL, & Lutz W (2000). Population and Climate Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521018029 DOI:10.2277/0521662427.

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Abstract

The volume provides the first systematic in-depth treatment of links between two major themes of the 21st century: population growth and associated demographic trends such as aging, and climate change.

The book examines the role of demographic factors in greenhouse gas emissions and asks how population affects the ability of societies and institutions to respond to the potential impacts of climate change. Based on this review, it considers whether climate change strengthens the case for population policies. The book contains overview chapters aimed at non-specialists on climate change, population, and population -- economy -- environment interactions that provide sufficient context for understanding the interdisciplinary analysis in the second half of the book. It is written by a multidisciplinary team of authors from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and Brown University, who integrate both natural science and social science perspectives in a way that is understandable to members of both communities.

The book will be of primary interest to researchers in the fields of climate change, demography, and economics. It will also be useful to policy-makers and nongovernmental organizations dealing with issues of population dynamics and climate change, and to teachers and students in courses such as environmental studies, demography, climatology, economics, earth systems science, and international relations.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
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Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:12
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 10:37
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/6102

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