Atlas of Climate Change: Responsibility and Obligation of Human Society

  • Wenjie Dong
  • Jianbin Huang
  • Yan Guo
  • Fumin Ren

Part of the Springer Atmospheric Sciences book series (SPRINGERATMO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Wenjie Dong, Jianbin Huang, Yan Guo, Fumin Ren
    Pages 1-7
  3. Wenjie Dong, Jianbin Huang, Yan Guo, Fumin Ren
    Pages 9-155

About this book


This atlas and reference resource assembles the latest research findings on the responsibility and obligation of human society for historical climate change. It clearly and quantitatively estimates to what extent the developed and developing world are responsible for historical climate change with regard to anthropogenic carbon and sulfur emissions as well as global carbon trade, and so provides a potential tool to address the controversial issue of carbon emission reduction in international climate negotiations. Since the quantitative attribution of historical climate change is calculated based on CMIP5 models, the fidelity of these models in representing the observed climate change is also evaluated. In addition to evaluation, future climate change based on CMIP5 models is also shown both on global and regional scales (especially for China and its surrounding areas ) in terms of surface air temperature, precipitation, sea surface temperature, atmospheric circulations and Arctic Sea ice. The atlas also makes various comparisons among different multi-model ensemble methods in order to obtain the most reliable estimation.


Arctic Sea Ice Atlas of Climate Change Atmospheric Circulations CMIP5 Climate Change Climate Change Attribution Climate Change Projection Historical Responsibility Multi-model Ensemble Methods Regional-scale Sea Surface Temperature(SST) Surface Air Temperature(SAT)

Authors and affiliations

  • Wenjie Dong
    • 1
  • Jianbin Huang
    • 2
  • Yan Guo
    • 3
  • Fumin Ren
    • 4
  1. 1.Beijing Normal University ZhuhaiChina
  2. 2.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Beijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  4. 4.China Meteorological Administration BeijingChina

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