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The Resource The city and the coming climate : climate change in the places we live, Brian Stone, Jr

The city and the coming climate : climate change in the places we live, Brian Stone, Jr

Label
The city and the coming climate : climate change in the places we live
Title
The city and the coming climate
Title remainder
climate change in the places we live
Statement of responsibility
Brian Stone, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the first decade of this century, for the first time in history, the majority of the planet's population resided in cities. We are an urban planet. If ongoing changes in climate are to have an impact on the human species, most of these impacts will play out in cities. This fact was brought into full relief in the summer of 2003, when more than 70,000 residents of Europe perished in one of the most prolonged and intense heat waves in human history. The final death toll would exceed that associated with any Western European or American conflict since World War II, or any other natural disaster to have ever struck a region of the developed world, and the vast majority of these deaths occurred in cities. Studies in the aftermath of the heat wave would show that not only had global warming increased the likelihood of such an extreme event, but that the intensity of the heat had been greatly enhanced by the physical design of the cities themselves, exposing residents of cities to a much greater risk of illness or death than others. This book explores the dramatic amplification of global warming underway in cities and the range of actions that can be taken to slow the pace of warming. A core thesis of the book is that the principal strategy advocated by the global science community to mitigate climate change, the reduction of greenhouse gases, will not prove sufficient to measurably slow the rapid pace of warming in cities. The primary driver of warming in cities is not the global greenhouse effect but the loss of trees and other vegetative cover to development and the emission of waste heat from industries, vehicles, and buildings. These rising levels of heat constitute the single greatest climate-related threat to human health in cities, accounting for more deaths per year than all other forms of extreme weather combined, and are contributing to loss of life and unprecedented infrastructure disruptions in the present time period, not decades in the future
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stone, Brian
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Urbanization
  • Cities and towns
  • Climat
  • Climat
  • Urbanisation
  • Villes
  • urbanization
  • SCIENCE
  • Environment and ecology
  • Cities and towns
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Climatic changes
  • cities
  • Urbanization
  • Anthropogene Klimaänderung
  • Verstädterung
  • Climatic changes
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Urbanization
  • Cities and towns
Label
The city and the coming climate : climate change in the places we live, Brian Stone, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
La Canicule -- Keeling's curve -- The climate barrier -- Islands of heat -- The green factor -- Leveraging canopy for carbon
Control code
759050076
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 187 pages
Isbn
9781107016712
Lccn
2011044842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)759050076
Label
The city and the coming climate : climate change in the places we live, Brian Stone, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
La Canicule -- Keeling's curve -- The climate barrier -- Islands of heat -- The green factor -- Leveraging canopy for carbon
Control code
759050076
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 187 pages
Isbn
9781107016712
Lccn
2011044842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)759050076

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