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A History of the Science and Politics of Climate Change: The Role of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Paperback – October 30, 2008

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  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (October 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521088739
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521088732
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.6 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #670,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Bolin's book is a must-read for all persons interested in the development of the climate change challenge.' GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society

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Written by its first chairman, this book is an overview of the history of the IPCC, and provides researchers and policy makers with an insight into the history of the politics of climate change.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John R. Mathiason on December 30, 2009
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Bert Bolin's book on climate change is an essential text for anyone looking at the role of science in the climate change negotiations. He was the first chair of the IPCC, but wrote the book after leaving the post and shortly before his death. As a result, while drawing on his personal experiences, he writes from the perspective of an "inside-outsider". His analysis shows how thorough the IPCC process was in achieving consensus and puts down, with effectiveness, the "deniers" who question the agreed science. Additionally, his narrative shows how international agreements are reached: by consensus, slowly, but thoroughly, something that only insiders are really able to observe.
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