Climate Change Reference Guide and Glossary by

Alice McKeown and Gary Gardner


State of the World

2009 Climate Connections

Forty-seven authors, many from developing countries such as India and Sudan, contributed the shorter essays in State of the World 2009, titled "Climate Connections." The result is the most diverse array of insights and perspectives ever in a single edition of State of the World.

The Risks of Other Greenhouse Gases

Janos Maté, Kert Davies, and David Kanter

Reducing Black Carbon Dennis Clare

Women and Climate Change: Vulnerabilities and Adaptive

Capacities Lorena Aguilar

The Security Dimensions of Climate Change

Jennifer Wallace

Climate Change's Pressures on Biodiversity

Thomas Lovejoy

Small Island Developing States at the Forefront of Global Climate

Edward Cameron

The Role of Cities in Climate Change

David Satterthwaite and David Dodman

Climate Change and Health Vulnerabilities

Juan Almendares and Paul R. Epstein

India Starts to Take on Climate Change

Malini Mehra

A Chinese Perspective on Climate and Energy Yingling Liu

Trade, Climate Change, and Sustainability Tao Wang and Jim Watson

Adaptation in Locally Managed Marine Areas in Fiji Alifereti Tawake and Juan Hoffmaister

Building Resilience to Drought and Climate Change in Sudan Balgis Osman-Elasha

Geoengineering to Shade Earth Ken Caldeira

Carbon Capture and Storage

Peter Viebahn, Manfred Fischedick, and Daniel Vallentin

Using the Market to Address Climate Change Robert K. Kaufmann

Technology Transfer for Climate Change K. Madhava Sarma and Durwood Zaelke

Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy Potential Jeffrey Harti

Employment in a Low-Carbon World Michael Renner, Sean Sweeney, and Jill Kubit

Climate Justice Movements Gather Strength Ambika Chawla

Shifting Values in Response to Climate Change Tim Kasser

Not Too Late to Act Betsy Taylor


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