Drawdown

The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Author: Paul Hawken

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704652

Category: Science

Page: 256

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• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

Drawdown

The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Author: Paul Hawken

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143130447

Category: Climate change mitigation

Page: 240

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In Drawdown, renowned environmentalist Paul Hawken has assembled a team of over 200 scholars, scientists, policymakers, business leaders and activists to illustrate the hundred most substantive solutions to combat climate change that together will not only slow down the growth of carbon emissions, but reverse them altogether. Put into action together, these solutions will mobilise society into taking the climate change conversation from problem definition to problem solving, from fear and apathy to collaboration and regeneration.

Drawdown

The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Author: Paul Hawken

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141988444

Category: Science

Page: 256

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For the first time ever, an international coalition of leading researchers, scientists and policymakers has come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. All of the techniques described here - some well-known, some you may have never heard of - are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are already enacting them. From revolutionizing how we produce and consume food to educating girls in lower-income countries, these are all solutions which, if deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, could not just slow the earth's warming, but reach drawdown: the point when greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere peak and begin todecline. So what are we waiting for?

Stochastic Drawdowns

Author: Zhang Hongzhong

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813141654

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Stochastic Drawdowns consists of some recent advances on Dr Hongzhong Zhang's own quantitative research of the well-known risk measures, drawdowns and maximum drawdowns. In this book, the author provides an extensive probabilistic study of different aspects of drawdown risks, which include the drawdown risk in finite time-horizons, the speed of market crashes (drawdowns), the frequency of drawdowns, the occupation time (time in distress), and the duration of drawdowns. Leveraging the knowledge in stochastic calculus, Lévy processes and optimal stopping, these topics can be considered as problems in advanced applied stochastic processes, and insurance/financial mathematics. The book also offers a number of applications of drawdowns in financial risk management, insurance, and algorithmic trading, including schemes on hedging and synthesizing of maximum drawdown options, (cancellable) drawdown insurance contracts and their fair premium, as well as optimal trading under drawdown-type constraints such as trailing stops. It is the goal of this book to offer a comprehensive characterization of drawdown risks and a handful of applications of drawdown in practice. On the one hand, the book enables interested students and researchers to learn the state-of-art probabilistic research on drawdowns, and explore new mathematical problems that are of practical importance to the financial industry. On the other hand, the book provides financial practitioners with access to a variety of analytically tractable measurements of drawdown risks, and the insight into hedging, optimal trading and execution amid challenges of these risks. Contents: Introduction Drawdown Measures: Drawdowns Preceding Drawups in a Finite Time-Horizon Drawdowns and the Speed of Market Crashes Frequency of Drawdowns in a Brownian Motion Model Occupation Times Related to Drawdowns Duration of Drawdowns under Lévy Models Applications of Drawdown: Maximum Drawdown Insurance Using Options Fair Premiums of Drawdown Insurances Optimal Trading with a Trailing Stop Appendix: Briefly on One-Dimensional Linear Diffusions Readership: Senior undergraduate and graduate students equipped with the knowledge of stochastic processes and financial practitioners who are interested in optimal trading and execution. Keywords: Drawdown;Maximum Drawdown;Insurance;Optimal TradingReview: Key Features: The first book to touch on the advanced quantitative analysis of drawdowns in the current market A rigorous and extensive study of drawdowns from a probabilistic point of view Addressing of important practical problems related to drawdowns

These Posters Are Fireworks

Graphic Design on Display

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985733773

Category:

Page: 26

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Exhibition catalogue for poster show curated by Draw Down Books at Project No. 8 in New York City. Featuring work by Biba Kosmerl, Braulio Amado, Franziska Virgili, Maziyar Pahlevan, Houman Momtazian, Serious Makers, Yotam Hadar, Nejc Prah, Raf Rennie, Drew Litowitz, Catalogue, Zak Jensen, Seokhoon Choi, Cem Eskinazi, Qiong Li, Kurt Woerpel, Gluekit, Moonsick Gang, Harry Gassel, Sally Thurer, Jessica Svendsen, Sean Yendrys, and Yenwei Liu.

Afghanistan after the Western Drawdown

Author: Rohan Gunaratna, author of "Inside al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror",Douglas Woodall

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442245069

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Al Qaeda, the Afghan Taliban, and their allies are poised to return to Afghanistan and the Mujahidin in Pakistan may once again draw the support of pools of fighters. Experts from the countries discussed explain the post-2014 key strategic decisions that face policymakers in Afghanistan, the United States, and the region.

Afghanistan After the Drawdown

Author: Seth G. Jones,Keith Crane

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations

ISBN: 0876095740

Category: Political Science

Page: 54

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The United States maintains important interests in Afghanistan, even as most U.S. and allied troops are withdrawn in 2014. Seth G. Jones and Keith Crane assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.

Operation Iraqi Freedom: Preliminary Observations on DoD Planning for the Drawdown of U. S. Forces from Iraq

Congressional Testimony

Author: William M. Solis

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437924891

Category:

Page: 29

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The U.S. and Iraq have signed a Security Agreement calling for the drawdown of U.S. forces from Iraq. Multi-National Force-Iraq has issued a plan for the reduction of forces to 50,000 U.S. troops by Aug. 31, 2010, and a complete withdrawal of forces by the end of 2011. The drawdown from Iraq includes the withdrawal of 128,700 U.S. troops, over 115,000 contractor personnel, the closure or transfer of 295 bases, and the retrograde of over 3.3 million pieces of equipment. This statement focuses on: (1) the extent to which the DoD has planned for the drawdown in accordance with timelines set by the Agreement and presidential directive; and (2) factors that may impact the efficient execution of the drawdown in accordance with established timelines. Illus.

The Impact of U.S. Military Drawdown in Iraq on Displaced and Other Vulnerable Populations

Analysis and Recommendations

Author: Olga Oliker,Audra K. Grant,Dalia Dassa Kaye

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833052896

Category: Disengagement (Military science)

Page: 63

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As the United States continues to draw down its forces and prepares to end its military involvement in Iraq, the implications for Iraq's at-risk populations must be considered. Oliker, Grant, and Kaye assess the risks and implications of drawdown and withdrawal for some of the Iraqis in greatest danger, both within Iraq and in neighboring states. The authors conclude with recommendations on how the United States can mitigate identified problems.

Afghanistan After the Drawdown

U.S. Civilian Engagement in Afghanistan Post-2014

Author: Gerald F. Hyman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442228326

Category: Political Science

Page: 100

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Three primary factors will define post-2014 Afghanistan: security, governance and economic growth. Security is uncertain at best, notwithstanding the optimistic public projections of the U.S. military leaders. Reasonably, decent governance will depend on the security environment. Afghanistan has had a miserable record of governance with poor performance and rampant corruption. Similarly, economic growth will depend on the security environment and on governance performance.

Fighter Drawdown Dynamics

Effects on Aircrew Inventories

Author: William W. Taylor,J. H. Bigelow,John A. Ausink

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833046950

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 151

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The number of fighter aircraft in the Air Force inventory is decreasing, but the demand for experienced fighter pilots is increasing. The authors use a dynamic mathematical model to show that, to keep from damaging fighter unit readiness, fighter pilot production in the active Air Force must be reduced and new approaches to developing and managing personnel with fighter pilot-like skills must be adopted.

Adjusting To The Drawdown

Report Of The Defense Conversion Committee

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788133084

Category: History

Page: 86

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