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Climate Change Management

Climate Change and Its Impacts

Risks and Inequalities

Editors: Murphy, Colleen, Gardoni, Paolo, McKim, Robert (Eds.)

  • Brings together experts from different fields to discuss the implications of climate change
  • Combines up to date information about the science of climate change with discussion of its engineering, social, legal, policy, and ethical implications
  • Reflects on the impact of climate change on human communities and on other species
  • Discusses the appropriate way to mitigate and adapt to potential impacts
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About this book

Responding to a need for a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the consequences of climate change, this book brings experts in climate science, engineering, urban planning, and conservation biology into conversation with scholars in law, geography, anthropology and ethics. It provides insights into how climate change is conceptualized in different fields. The book also aims to contribute to developing successful and multifaceted strategies that promote global, intergenerational and environmental justice. Among the topics addressed are the effects of climate change on the likelihood and magnitude of natural hazards, an assessment of civil infrastructure vulnerabilities, resilience assessment for coastal communities, an ethical framework to evaluate behavior that contributes to climate change, as well as policies and cultural shifts that might help humanity to respond adequately to climate change.

About the authors

Colleen Murphy is a Professor of Law, Philosophy, and Political Science, as well as Director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of A Moral Theory of Political Reconciliation (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2017), as well as co-editor of Engineering Ethics for a Globalized World (Springer, 2015) and Risk Analysis of Natural Hazards (Springer, 2016). Dr. Murphy is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy, and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.

Paolo Gardoni is a Professor and Excellence Faculty Scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at theUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the Director of the MAE Center which focuses on the creating of a Multi-hazardApproach to Engineering, and the Associate Director of the NIST-funded Center of Excellence for Risk-based Community ResiliencePlanning. He is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, and is a member of a number of national and international committees and associations that focus on risk and reliability analysis. Hisresearch interests include reliability, risk and life cycle analysis; decision making under uncertainty; earthquake engineering;performance assessment of deteriorating systems; ethical, social, and legal dimensions of risk; policies for natural hazardmitigation and disaster recovery; and engineering ethics.
Robert McKim is Professor of Religion and of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has publishedextensively in philosophy of religion, the history of philosophy, and applied ethics, and he has taught courses at all levels in all ofthese areas. His publications include these books with Oxford University Press: Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity; OnReligious Diversity; and The Morality of Nationalism, which was co-edited with Jeff McMahan. Religious Perspectives on ReligiousDiversity is forthcoming in 2017. Recent and forthcoming journal articles include “On Comparing Religions in the Anthropocene,”“Environment and Ecology in Religions,” and “The Environmental Relevance of the Relational Self.“ His current research includesadditional work on religious diversity and on its implications and on the relevance of religion to environmental thought.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Risks and Values: New and Interconnected Challenges of Climate Change

    Murphy, Colleen (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Climate Change in the 21st Century: Looking Beyond the Paris Agreement

    Wuebbles, Donald J.

    Pages 15-38

  • Cumulative Harm as a Function of Carbon Emissions

    Nolt, John

    Pages 39-52

  • Justice in Mitigation After Paris

    Moellendorf, Darrel

    Pages 53-68

  • Utilitarianism, Prioritarianism, and Climate Change: A Brief Introduction

    Adler, Matthew D.

    Pages 69-89

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77544-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77543-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and Its Impacts
Book Subtitle
Risks and Inequalities
Editors
  • Colleen Murphy
  • Paolo Gardoni
  • Robert McKim
Series Title
Climate Change Management
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77544-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77544-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77543-2
Series ISSN
1610-2010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 276
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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