Environmental Science and International Politics: Acid Rain in Europe, 1979-1989, and Climate Change in Copenhagen 2009

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Core Texts and
Supplemental
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The information in the appendices provides primary scientific background material. There are no specific books, but you will find many sources available on the Internet to provide material for developing your arguments.

It is important that you not use anything in the game that was not known in 2009. This does not mean that the publication dates must necessarily be before 2010 (because sometimes it takes time to get things published). It means no data or reports that reference data or information from after December 2009 can be used.


SUPPLEMENTAL SOURCES

It is important that you research the position of your country/faction to prepare empirical (evidencebased) arguments for your position. There are numerous websites with data on greenhouse gas emissions, gross domestic product, population, per capita income, and other aspects. All this information can be useful. Because the actual conference occurred relatively recently, you should be able to find information on the actual positions taken by your country. At the same time, you need to be careful not to use information that was not available in December 2009.

NationMaster is a website that allows you to select and graph a variety of parameters for all the nations of the world. For example, it is particularly useful for environmental comparisons such as CO2 emissions: www.nationmaster.com/country-info /stats/Environment.

The Pew Center for Climate change has a number of reports that can be useful. The Pew Center has a reputation of being relatively unbiased, if there is such a thing, on this issue. Their reports are taken very seriously: www.pewclimate .org.

The International Panel on Climate Change (www.ipcc.ch) has a website where you can read the latest reports by this Nobel Prize winning group. The 2007 report at www.ipcc.ch /publications_and_data/ar4/syr/en/contents.html is quite useful.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Note to Instructors viii
  • How to Play These Games 1
  • Contents 8
  • Figures and Tables 11
  • 1 - Historical Background 14
  • 2 - The Game 35
  • 3 - Roles and Factions 41
  • 4 - Core Texts and Supplemental Readings 44
  • Bibliography 106
  • Acknowledgments 109
  • Appendix 1- Introduction to Environmental Philosophy 110
  • Appendix 2- Introduction to Environmental Economics 116
  • Appendix 3- Using Numbers to Make Arguments 119
  • Appendix 4- Study Questions for Reading Assignments 121
  • Contents 124
  • Figures and Tables 127
  • 1 - Historical Background 129
  • 2 - The Game 153
  • 3 - Roles and Factions 159
  • 4 - Core Texts and Supplemental Readings 162
  • Acknowledgments 164
  • Appendix 1- Green House Gases 165
  • Appendix 2- Chemicals in Fossil Fuels 168
  • Appendix 3- Quantitative Look at Combustion Reactions 172
  • Appendix 4- Leaked Draft Document by Danish Delegates 180
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