Chapter 3. The Threat of Climate Change

  1. Dr Alexandre Rojey Former Director Chairman active member

Published Online: 15 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470746318.ch3

Energy & Climate: How to Achieve a Successful Energy Transition

Energy & Climate: How to Achieve a Successful Energy Transition

How to Cite

Rojey, A. (2009) The Threat of Climate Change, in Energy & Climate: How to Achieve a Successful Energy Transition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470746318.ch3

Author Information

  1. Sustainable Development, IFP, Rueil-Malmaison, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470744277

Online ISBN: 9780470746318

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Keywords:

  • threat of climate change;
  • major risk for planet;
  • greenhouse effect;
  • impact of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change;
  • symptoms of climate change;
  • positive retroaction and tipping points;
  • Kyoto protocol and post-Kyoto;
  • factor 4 problem;
  • urgency of actions to be undertaken

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A major risk for the planet

  • The greenhouse effect

  • The impact of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change

  • Symptoms of climate change

  • Positive retroaction and tipping points

  • Kyoto protocol and post-Kyoto

  • The factor 4 problem

  • The current trend

  • Urgency of the actions to be undertaken