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Transportation and global climate change

Transportation and global climate change

a review and analysis of the literature.

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Published by US Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Technology Sharing Program in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Greenhouse gases -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Transportation, Automotive -- Energy conservation -- United States,
  • Transportation, Automotive -- Energy consumption -- United States,
  • Synthetic fuels -- United States,
  • Climatic changes -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States. Federal Highway Administration. Office of Environment and Planning.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD885.5.G73 T724 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17582440M
    LC Control Number98227785
    OCLC/WorldCa41278327

    Global Climate Change and Transportation Infrastructure: Lessons from the New York Area By Rae Zimmerman Background and Introduction lobal climate change (GCC) is now well known, and its impacts are a stark reality. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), changes in global climate in the 20th century, whether from.   A golden oldie, The End of Nature by US-scholar and long-term climate activist Bill McKibben, is said to be the first non-scientific book on global warming. It treats climate change .

    Oil spills ruin land and water. And then there’s the cost to the climate system: Transportation is responsible for 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions. How can we support the social good of mobility, but end its dependence on petroleum? In what ways do vehicles, infrastructure, and operations need to change to eliminate transportation. Causes of Climate Change. Climate change is a term that refers to major changes in temperature, rainfall, snow, or wind patterns lasting for decades or longer. Both human-made and natural factors contribute to climate change: • Human causes. include burning fossil fuels, cutting down forests, and developing land for farms, cities, and roads.

      Five of the best climate-change novels From the dystopias of Cormac McCarthy and Margaret Atwood to a ‘biopunk’ thriller and a teen comedy – .   It is found that climate change driven by extreme weather conditions significantly impacts food production, natural resources and transportation worldwide. This direct impact on food, mining and logistics sectors cascades into other interlinked global supply chain network. Climate change and supply chains are found to be mutually influencing.


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In book: Encyclopedia of global warming and climate change (pp) transportation infrastr ucture in low-lying areas, resulting from global climate change (Scholz and Hasse, ). The report consists of 5 substantive chapters. Chapter 1 provides a short review of the scientific background of climate change and its effects on both a global scale and in the ECE region.

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To prevent the most severe impacts of climate change, parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed a target of keeping the rise in average global temperature since pre-industrial times below 2°C, and to consider lowering the target to °C in the near future.

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The book highlights the complexity of decision-making under uncertainty, contrasting the methods that various disciplines employ to evaluate past and future s: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Based on papers from the Asilomar Conference on Transportation and Global Climate Change, held in.

An aggregate summary of impacts of climate change on U.S. transportation can be found in NRC 1 A paper commissioned for NRC considers specific impacts of various forms of climate change on infrastructure, for example, possible future constraints on infrastructure. 2 The effects of climate on transit systems are summarized in Hodges.

transportation and climate change The U.S. transportation sector is responsible for about a third of our country’s climate-damaging emissions. In California transportation is the leading source of greenhouse gas pollution, accounting for about 40% of the state’s emissions. Climate Change Books About Science Hot, Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change by Lisa Palmer.

By the yearEarth’s population will be closing in on 10 billion people. That’s a lot of mouths to feed. Journalist Lisa Palmer’s book Hot Hungry Planet digs into the possibilities of famine and.

in adapting to the effects of climate change. This book outlines the impact of climate change in four developing country regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America and small island developing States; the vulnerability of these regions to future climate change; current adaptation plans, strategies and actions; and future adaptation options and needs.

Transportation is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, but it also contributes significantly to the causes of climate change. Inthe transportation sector became the top contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. 7 Low fuel prices, which lead to more driving, coupled with increasing volumes of freight trucking, containerized.

Science Briefs Transportation Pollution and Global Warming By Nadine Unger — June The main anthropogenic global warming culprit is carbon dioxide (CO 2), but human activity produces a host of other, shorter-lived pollutants that contribute to climate change, among them gases that react to form ozone smog and fine particles such as black carbon.

Our personal vehicles are a major cause of global warming. Collectively, cars and trucks account for nearly one-fifth of all US emissions, emitting around 24 pounds of carbon dioxide and other global-warming gases for every gallon of gas.

About five pounds comes from the extraction, production, and delivery of the fuel, while the great bulk of heat-trapping emissions—more than 19 pounds per. Based on a detailed examination of major UN global climate change and sustainable development negotiated outcomes over the course of several decades, this book focuses on two global development challenges faced by the UN and its member states: access to sustainable energy for all, and global climate change.

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(Pixabay) Bjorn Lomborg offers a practical approach to climate change. Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm (Basic Books, $20) does not “deny” the likelihood of global warming as set out in the.The Department of Transportation (DOT) conducts research to examine potential climate-change impacts on transportation, methods for increasing transportation efficiency, and methods for reducing emissions that contribute to climate ’s Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting coordinates transportation and climate-change research, policies, and actions within .Publisher Summary.

The transportation sector is the biggest contributor to the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO 2) in the United ons of CO 2 from transport have grown by about 18% during the period from to Increasing emissions of CO 2 from transportation present a big challenge from a climate-change perspective.

The fuel consumption of new vehicles, as measured in liters.