A woman is found dead in her bath. The murder has been disguised as a suicide and a strange symbol is discovered at the scene. Then the symbol is observed near a second victim, who ten years earlier had also taken part in a doomed expedition to Iceland. How are these deaths, and rumours of an Icelandic demon, linked to a secretive local society? And what does the mysterious sign mean? Commissaire Adamsberg is about to find out.
The global debate over who should take action to address climate change is extremely precarious, as diametrically opposed perceptions of climate justice threaten the prospects for any long-term agreement. Poor nations fear limits on their efforts to grow economically and meet the needs of their own people, while powerful industrial nations, including the United States, refuse to curtail their own excesses unless developing countries make similar sacrifices. Meanwhile, although industrialized countries are responsible for 60 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, developing countries suffer the "worst and first" effects of climate-related disasters, including droughts, floods, and storms, because of their geographical locations. In A Climate of Injustice, J. Timmons Roberts and Bradley Parks analyze the role that inequality between rich and poor nations plays in the negotiation of global climate agreements.Roberts and Parks argue that global inequality dampens cooperative efforts by reinforcing the "structuralist" worldviews and causal beliefs of many poor nations, eroding conditions of generalized trust, and promoting particularistic notions of "fair" solutions. They develop new measures of climate-related inequality, analyzing fatality and homelessness rates from hydrometeorological disasters, patterns of "emissions inequality," and participation in international environmental regimes. Until we recognize that reaching a North-South global climate pact requires addressing larger issues of inequality and striking a global bargain on environment and development, Roberts and Parks argue, the current policy gridlock will remain unresolved.
A Climate of Injustice – Global Inequality, North–South Politics and Climate Policy
Classic: American English There is a climate of secrecy and fear at the Paris Opera. People are dying and a beautiful, talented young singer has disappeared. Is this the work of the Opera ghost? Is the ghost a man or a monster? And what else will he do to get what he wants?
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Hot damn! Let us rumble, keep going and don't slow down...let's have a little fun...' In his much-anticipated memoir, Hunter S. Thompson looks back on a long and productive life. It is a story of crazed road trips fueled by bourbon and black acid, of insane judges and giant porcupines, of girls, guns, explosives and, of course, bikes. He also takes on his dissolute youth in Louisville; his adventures in pornography; campaigning for local office in Aspen; and what it's like to accidentally be accused of trying to kill Jack Nicholson. Alongside this 'depraved and terrifying adventure', Hunter S. Thompson exposes the darkness at the heart of America today: a time when the 'goofy child President' and the New Dumb have taken control, and the nation thralls to Bush's War on Terror, War on Evil, War on Iraq, and even War on Fat...a time when fear and loathing are greater than ever.
Sherlock Holmes is intrigued and disturbed when he receives an ominous coded message: a Mr. Douglas of Birlstone House is in terrible danger. Before Holmes can act, shocking news arrives. Douglas has been found dead - his face blown off by a shotgun. Scotland Yard is stumped. Was this suicide or murder? But Holmes is in no such doubt - for he recognises the calling card of his nemesis, Professor James Moriarty.
Climate and Oceans is a derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2nd Edition and serves as an important reference on current knowledge and expertise in one convenient and accessible source. The selected articles-all written by experts in their field-fall into several categories, including: ocean circulation, heat and water balance, the cryosphere, the marine record of paleoclimate, and the carbon system. Climate and Oceans serves as an ideal reference for topical research. References related articles on climate and oceans to facilitate further researchRichly illustrated with figures and tables that aid in understanding key conceptsIncludes an introductory overview of climate-related oceanography and then explores each topic in detail, making it useful to experts and graduate-level researchersTopical arrangement makes it the perfect desk reference
Global accumulation of heat-trapping from the greenhouse gases results in global climate change has become a dominant environmental issue. An economic argument can be made, so that reducing greenhouse gas emissions would essentially be transferring wealth to an even wealthier future. This book argues cooperative and non-cooperative game theoretic approach for international climate change negotiations. Game theory is an obvious fit, since international climate negotiations are strongly driven by strategic interdependencies.
A dynamic young leader shows how leading with love and respect creates success in business and life. Written by the founder of Operation HOPE and advisor to the past two U.S. presidents, this groundbreaking book makes the case that the best way to get ahead is to figure out what you have to give to a world seemingly obsessed with the question: What do I get? Aimed at a new generation of leaders and extremely relevant for today's economic climate, Love Leadership outlines Bryant's five laws of love-based leadership-Loss Creates Leaders (there can be no strength without legitimate suffering), Fear Fails (only respect and love leads to success), Love Makes Money (love is at the core of true wealth), Vulnerability is Power (when you open up to people they open up to you), and Giving is Getting (the more you offer to others, the more they will give back to you). One of today's most influential leaders, Bryant has appeared on Oprah and in articles in the LA Times, NY Times, and the Wall Street JournalBryant's bold approach to leadership is well-suited for today's tough economic environment and a world gripped by fear and uncertaintyOutlines the innovative five laws of love-based leadershipLove Leadership is that unique and powerful book that bridges the gap between solid business advice and pure inspiration.
Little work has been done to integrate behaviour change theories into climate change communication and adaptation research. This study proposes an integrated model of Social Adaptation to Climate Change with a framework to predict climate adaptation behaviour through a chain of relationships starting with media impact on climate knowledge, knowledge impact on human cognition and human cognition on climate adaptation behaviour. The study analysed a survey data of literate youth in tertiary institutions within the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly of Ghana to answer key research questions on media, knowledge and youth climate adaption behaviour and perceptions. The study argues that climate knowledge is high among the educated youth, climate knowledge is significantly associated with human cognition, and human cognition is significantly related to climate adaptation behaviour. The media however, has no significant impact on climate knowledge. We conclude therefore that understanding and predicting climate adaptation behaviour in Africa, can be enhanced through integration of hitherto fragmented areas of research namely media coverage, public knowledge and behaviour change theories.
Nightmares about the end of the world have always plague humanity, but the particular horrors of the modern age, from th trenches to mass extermination and the nuclear-inspired fears of the 1950s onwards, were a poignant contrast to the widespread optimism of the early 1900s. This important, enthralling and critically acclaimed book charts the change in our fears over the course of the long twentieth century.
Researches on fear of crime show that there are numerous predictors of fear of crime, particularly age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, and the residential area. Among these studies, gender is the strongest predictor of fear of crime. A number of explanations have been suggested in the literature for the women’s heightened fear levels. This book examines the predictors of fear of crime in Sweden by testing the shadow of sexual assault hypothesis, emerging as a leading explanation for women’s heightened fear levels. The current research suggests that the fear of sexual assault shadows the fear of other offenses, especially crimes that involves face-to-face contact between victims and offenders. Further, women’s fear of sexual assault is influenced by perceived risk, constrained behaviors, and neighborhood characteristics. This book should be helpful to scholars and policy makers, who seek to provide a better understanding of women’s fear of sexual assault, as well as to students at all level education, who are interested in the field of fear of crime.