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White, Rodney R
Climate change in Canada / Rodney White
Toronto : Oxford University Press, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QC981.8.C5 W52 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Climatic changes -- Canada
Climatic changes -- Government policy -- Canada
Physical Description x, 174 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [164]-169) and index
Review "A significant number of Canadians believe that climate change is the biggest threat facing the world today. Climate change is now more than a scientific debate; it is a matter urgently discussed in the realms of politics, geography, and economics." "In this short, accessible Introduction, Rodney White evaluates the visible effects of climate change and looks ahead to future outcomes, reminding us of the price of inaction. White also explores potential solutions to this complex, international, multifaceted problem."--BOOK JACKET
Contents Climate change: what is happening in Canada? -- How did we get into this mess? -- Likely impacts on Canada and Canadians -- Canada in the global context -- Some technical and political options for mitigation -- Impacts on Canadian resources, livelihoods, and quality of life -- The political arena -- Business and the economy -- Canada's record on greenhouse gas emissions -- The emergence of a global carbon economy -- The risks attendant on further delay -- Opportunities in climate change
Series Issues in Canada

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