"Climate and Society presents from a transdisciplinary view, climate and its changes, impact and perception. The history of climate and its different approaches over time - which are anthropocentric and more system-oriented, academic and application-driven - are reviewed, as are the possibilities of managing climate, in particular by steering the greenhouse gas emissions. Most importantly, the concepts of climate as a resource for societies are discussed and the emergence of climate non-constancy and its impact, studied. In essence, this book provides an absorbing account of the cultural history of climate and relates it to contemporary scientific knowledge about climate, climate change and its impact." --Book Jacket.
Machine generated contents note: 1.Overview -- 2.A Historical Overview of Thinking about Climate -- 3.Climate as Limiting Condition and Resource -- 3.1.Climate as an Environmental Experience -- 3.2.Climate as a Scientific System -- 3.3.Climate as a Social Construct -- 3.4.Society and Humans as a Climate Construct -- 4.Climate as Risk and Hazard -- 4.1.The History of Ideas about Climate Change -- 4.2.Natural Climate Variability -- 4.3.Excursus: Who Owns the Weather in 2025? -- 4.4.Anthropogenic Climate Change -- 4.5.Climate Change as a Social Construct -- 4.6.The History of Anthropogenic Climate Catastrophes -- 4.7.The Influence of Climate Changes on Society -- 5.Zeppelin Manifesto on Climate Protection -- 6.Summary and Prospects
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