Wiley-Blackwell to Launch New Climate Change Resource with Leading Learned Societies
To be developed under the editorship of Professor Mike Hulme, Founding Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia, WIREs Climate Change, launching in 2010, will cover a broad range of topics including climate modelling, climate economics, climate change mitigation, and the ecological impacts of climate change.
┐The WIREs publications have two important goals,┐ said Sean Pidgeon, Vice President and Publisher of the Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews at Wiley-Blackwell. ┐They emphasize the critical role of interdisciplinary thinking in research, and they provide comprehensive, well-structured, validated information to a broad academic, professional, and student readership.┐
┐Climate change presents an extraordinarily diverse challenge to the international research community,┐ commented Paul Hardaker, Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society. ┐It is a global phenomenon with long-term societal implications, demanding close interaction between climate scientists, economists, and sociologists, and their engagement with policy-makers and politicians. There is currently no broad-based climate publication devoted to this type of content. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change will provide, for the first time, a single publishing forum in which these diverse perspectives may be shared.┐
Rita Gardner, Director of the Royal Geographical Society added: ┐Climate change, by its very nature, has a strong geographical focus, affecting the world┐s environments and nations in substantially different ways, which is why we are delighted to be part of this project and are committed to furthering the understanding of climate change and its implications. WIREs Climate Change will complement our existing activities in this important area of geographical research and knowledge transfer to policy.┐
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