Author: Jesse M. Keenan
Category: Business & Economics
This book serves as a guide for local governments and private enterprises as they navigate the unchartered waters of investing in climate change adaptation and resilience. This book serves not only as a resource guide for identifying potential funding sources but also as a roadmap for asset management and public finance processes. It highlights practical synergies between funding mechanisms, as well as the conflicts that may arise between varying interests and strategies. While the main focus of this work is on the State of California, this book offers broader insights for how states, local governments and private enterprises can take those critical first steps in investing in society’s collective adaptation to climate change.
Integrating Economics and Philosophy
Author: Ravi Kanbur,Henry Shue
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Climate justice requires sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and its resolution equitably and fairly. It brings together justice between generations and justice within generations. In particular it requires that attempts to address justice between generations through various interventions designed to curb greenhouse emissions today do not end up creating injustice in our time by hurting the currently poor and vulnerable. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) summit in September 2015, and the Conference of Parties (COP) to the Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris in December 2015, brought climate change and its development impact centre stage in global discussions. In the run up to Paris, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Climate Change, instituted the Climate Justice Dialogue "to mobilize political will and creative thinking to shape an ambitious and just international climate agreement in 2015". The editors of this volume, an economist and a philosopher, served on the High Level Advisory Committee of the Climate Justice Dialogue. They noted the overlap and mutual enforcement between the economic and philosophical discourses on climate justice. But they also noted the great need for these strands to come together to support the public and policy discourse. Climate Justice: Integrating Economics and Philosophy is the result. Bringing together contributions from economists and philosophers, Climate Justice illustrates the different approaches, how they overlap and interact, and what they have already learned from each other and might still have to learn.
Author: Mark A. Bernstein,Paul D. Holtberg,David Santana Ortiz
Publisher: Rand Corporation
Category: Political Science
Assesses the benefits, risks, and implications of the increased use of natural gas to meet California's growing energy needs. The authors address supply-side solutions, such as building more capacity to receive and store gas, and demand-side solutions, such as energy efficiency and diversifying the portfolio of electricity generation with renewables and distributed generation.
Author: California Department of Motor Vehicles
Publisher: California DMV
The California Driver handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the rules of the road and includes the following topics: how to acquire a new license or renew an existing license, a summary of standard road signs, safe driving tips, and how to properly share the road with other vehicles, mass transit, pedestrians, and cyclists.
Author: Y. Eliashberg
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
This seminar was established to encourage ongoing interaction between geometers at Stanford University and the University of California (Berkeley, Davis, and Santa Cruz). Over the years, lectures presented have provided a panorama of developments in symplectic and contact geometry and topology, Poisson geometry, quantization theory, and applications. This volume includes papers by several of the distinguished seminar participants. The diversity of the topics from the seminar are reflected in the informative presentations. A wide range of topics are presented in the book, including symplectic topology, Hamiltonian dynamics, quantum cohomology and mirror symmetry, infinite-dimensional symplectic geometry, the theory of Hamiltonian group actions, and quantization.
Author: Chris Becker
Publisher: Globe Pequot
Readers will find all kinds of escapes in Northern California, from hunting for waterfalls in Yosemite, horseback riding the Tamarak Basin, or gold panning in the California River to visiting the Coffee Creek Dude Ranch, escaping from Alcatraz, or relaxing at Nakoma Spa. Organized by season and by difficulty level, 52 Great Weekend Escapes in Northern California provides a year's worth of great short escapes for adventurers of every age, budget, and skill level.
The Conflict Between Fluvial Process and Land Use
Author: Jeffrey F. Mount
Publisher: Univ of California Press
California Rivers and Streams provides a clear and informative overview of the physical and biological processes that shape California's rivers and watersheds. Jeffrey Mount introduces relevant basic principles of hydrology and geomorphology and applies them to an understanding of the differences in character of the state's many rivers. He then builds on this foundation by evaluating the impact on waterways of different land use practices—logging, mining, agriculture, flood control, urbanization, and water supply development. Water may be one of California's most valuable resources, but it is far from being one we control. In spite of channels, levees, lines and dams, the state's rivers still frequently flood, with devastating results. Almost all the rivers in California are dammed or diverted; with the booming population, there will be pressure for more intervention. Mount argues that Californians know little about how their rivers work and, more importantly, how and why land-use practices impact rivers. The forceful reconfiguration and redistribution of the rivers has already brought the state to a critical crossroads. California Rivers and Streams forces us to reevaluate our use of the state's rivers and offers a foundation for participating in the heated debates about their future.