Climate Change Policy in the United States

The Science, the Politics and the Prospects for Change


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About the Book

This overview of global warming and its human causes examines the international agreements regarding climate change and the U.S. response to those agreements, as well as key provisions of the Kyoto Protocol, to explain the difficulties of any subsequent treaties. Framing the scientific debate against moral, ethical, and religious considerations, the book offers potential solutions. The book includes seven maps and tables, notes, bibliography, and index.

About the Author(s)

The author of numerous articles and book chapters on environmental policy and toxic waste and technology, Dianne Rahm is a professor in the department of Political Science at Texas State University.

Bibliographic Details

Dianne Rahm
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 226
Bibliographic Info: maps, tables, charts, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4299-7
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5801-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1
Abbreviations      5
1. Climate Change: An Overview of the Problem      9
2. Climate Change Policy in the United States: From the Framework Convention to the Obama Administration      41
3. The Challenge of the Post-Kyoto Accord      71
4. Science and Anti-Science      90
5. Morals, Ethics, and Religion in the Policy Debate      108
6. Mechanisms for Regulating U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions      126
7. Technological Solutions      145
8. Energy Efficiency, Conservation, Demand Side Management, and Other Solutions      165
Appendix: Web Resources      181
Chapter Notes      191
Selected Bibliography      207
Index      213

Book Reviews & Awards

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