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PUBLICATIONID : 54419
PUBLICATIONTYPE : 1
TYPE : Article; Proceedings Paper
TITLE : Misdefining "climate change": consequences for science and action
ORIG_TITLE : Misdefining "climate change": consequences for science and action
AUTHOR : Pielke, RA
FIRST_AUTHOR : Pielke, RA
AUTHOR_COUNT : 1
ADDRESS : Univ Colorado, Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, Boulder, CO 80309 USA
PUBLISHER : ELSEVIER SCI LTD
FIRSTAUTHOREMPLOYER : 1
ABBREV_JOURNAL : Environ. Sci. Policy
BEGINPAGE : 548
ENDPAGE : 561
VOLUME : 8
ISSUE : 6
YEAR : 2005
URL : http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/2004.10.pdf
REFEREED : 1
RESOURCE : WOS:000233817200003
CITATION : 40
DEPT : CSTPR
LAST_UPDATED : 2017-08-10 21:54:36
ISSN : 1462-9011
IDS : 991MD
DOI : 10.1016/j.envsci.2005.06.013
ABSTRACT : The restricted definition of "climate change" used by the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) has profoundly affected the science, politics, and policy processes associated with the international response to the climate issue. Specifically, the FCCC definition has contributed to the gridlock and ineffectiveness of the global response to the challenge of climate change. This paper argues that the consequences of misdefining "climate change" create a bias against adaptation policies and set the stage for the politicization of climate science. The paper discusses options for bringing science, policy and politics in line with a more appropriate definition of climate change such as the more comprehensive perspective used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KEYWORDS : climate policy; science policy
KEYWORD_PLUS : WATER-RESOURCES; EDITORIAL ESSAY; KYOTO PROTOCOL; POLICY; IMPACTS
AREA : Environmental Sciences & Ecology
FIRST_AUTHOR_EMAIL : pielke@colorado.edu
PUBLICATION : ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY
PLACE : OXFORD
LANGUAGE : English
SERIAL : 54419
PAGES : 548-561
CONFERENCE : GKSS, Karlsruhe Res Ctr, inst Technol Assessment & Syst Anal, Ctr Adv Study Humanities
ONLINE_PUBLICATION : no
VERSION : 1
FIRST_AUTHOR_ADDRESS : Pielke, RA (reprint author), Univ Colorado, Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, 1333 Grandview Ave,UCB 488, Boulder, CO 80309 USA.
AUTHOR_OTHER_FORM : Pielke, RA
REFERENCES_NUM : 71
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PUBLISHER_ADDRESS : THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, OXON, ENGLAND
COUNT : 1
CONFERENCE_NAME : Workshop on Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change
CONFERENCE_DATE : 2003
CONFERENCE_PLACE : Essen, GERMANY
VETTED : 1