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Stern, Paul C. 1944-

Works: 69 works in 380 publications in 1 language and 34,988 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other, Producer, Author of screenplay
Classifications: H62, 300.72
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul C Stern
Global environmental change : understanding the human dimensions by Paul C Stern( )

21 editions published between 1900 and 1993 in English and held by 2,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Prologue -- 2. Global change and social science -- 3. Human causes of global change -- 4. Human consequences and responses -- 5. Problems of theory and method -- 6. Data needs -- 7. Human resources and organizational structures -- 8. A National research program on the human dimensions of global change
The aging mind : opportunities in cognitive research by National Research Council Staff( )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exciting new research has yielded potential breakthroughs in our understanding of how the mind ages. We have learned, for example, that as we age, cognitive decline may depend less on loss of brain cells age than on changes in the health of neurons and neural networks. Not only has research shown promise of new ways to promote cognitive functioning in older people, it has also revealed the link between biology and culture as determinants of cognitive functioning. Past life experiences, present living situations, changing motives, cultural expectations, physical health status, and sensory-motor capabilities are all factors in how we adapt to changes in our nervous system as we age - and may affect the brain itself." "These lines of research hold significant promise for breakthroughs in understanding and for yielding effective new ways to maintain cognitive functioning in older people by intervening technologically, medically, or in people's life situations."--Jacket
Understanding risk : informing decisions in a democratic society by Paul C Stern( )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Committee on Risk Characterization. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. National Research Council."
Environmentally significant consumption : research directions by Paul C Stern( )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making climate forecasts matter by Paul C Stern( )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New tools for environmental protection : education, information, and voluntary measures by Thomas Dietz( )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving energy demand analysis by National Research Council (U. S.)( )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facilitating climate change responses : a report of two workshops on knowledge from the social and behavioral sciences by National Research Council (U. S.)( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, understanding the need for policy makers at the national level to entrain the behavioral and social sciences in addressing the challenges of global climate change, called on the National Research Council to organize two workshops to showcase some of the decision-relevant contributions that these sciences have already made and can advance with future efforts. The workshops focused on two broad areas: (1) mitigation (behavioral elements of a strategy to reduce the net future human influence on climate) and (2) adaptation (behavioral and social determinants of societal capacity to minimize the damage from climate changes that are not avoided). Facilitating Climate Change Responses documents the information presented in the workshop presentations and discussions. This material illustrates some of the ways the behavioral and social sciences can contribute to the new era of climate research."
Public participation in environmental assessment and decision making by National Research Council (U. S.)( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advocates of public participation believe it improves environmental assessment and decision making; detractors criticize it as ineffective and inefficient. The term public participation, as used in this book, includes organized processes adopted by elected officials, government agencies, or other public- or private-sector organizations to engage the public in environmental assessment, planning, decision making, management, monitoring, and evaluation. These processes supplement traditional forms of public participation (voting, forming interest groups, demonstrating, lobbying) by directly involving the public in executive functions that, when they are conducted in government, are traditionally delegated to administrative agencies. The goal of participation is to improve the quality, legitimacy, and capacity of environmental assessments and decisions.. This book ... assesses whether, and under what conditions, public participation achieves the outcomes desired. Claims from all sides are considered and evaluated as a central point of the study, in order to provide an overall assessment of the merits and failings of participation. It also offers guidance to practitioners and identifies directions for further research
Energy efficiency in buildings : behavioral issues by Paul C Stern( )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human interactions with the carbon cycle : summary of a workshop by Paul C Stern( )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2002 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research and networks for decision support in the NOAA Sectoral Applications Research Program by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

8 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis management in the nuclear age by Lynn Rusten( )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving social science in the former Soviet Union : the U.S. role by Paul C Stern( )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate and social stress : implications for security analysis by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, with the accumulation of scientific evidence indicating that the global climate is moving outside the bounds of past experience and can be expected to put new stresses on societies around the world, the U.S. intelligence and security communities have begun to examine a variety of plausible scenarios through which climate change might pose or alter security risks. As this study developed we focused our efforts in three specific ways. First, we focused on social and political stresses outside the United States because such stresses are the main focus of the intelligence community. Second, we concentrated on security risks that might arise from situations in which climate events (e.g., droughts, heat waves, or storms) have consequences that exceed the capacity of affected countries or populations to cope and respond. This focus led us to exclude, for example, climate events that might directly affect the ability of the U.S. military to conduct its missions or that might contribute directly to international competition or conflict (e.g., over sea lanes or natural resources in the Arctic). We also excluded the security implications of policies that countries might undertake to protect themselves from perceived threats of climate change (e.g., geoengineering to reduce global warming or buying foreign agricultural land to ensure domestic food supplies). These kinds of climate-security connections could prove highly significant and deserve further study and analysis. They could also interact with the connections that are our main focus; for example, an action such as buying foreign agricultural land might go almost unnoticed at first, only creating a crisis when the country where the land is located experiences a crop failure it cannot manage with imports. Third, we concentrated on the relatively near term by emphasizing climate-driven security risks that call for action by the intelligence community within the coming decade either to respond to security threats or to anticipate them. Although these choices of focus helped bound our study, they left it with some notable limitations
Population, land use, and environment : research directions by Barbara Entwisle( )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population, Land Use, and Environment: Research Directions offers recommendations for future research to improve understanding of how changes in human populations affect the natural environment by means of changes in land use, such as deforestation, urban development, and development of coastal zones. It also features a set of state-of-the-art papers by leading researchers that analyze population-land useenvironment relationships in urban and rural settings in developed and underdeveloped countries and that show how remote sensing and other observational methods are being applied to these issues. This book will serve as a resource for researchers, research funders, and students
Risks and risk governance in shale gas development : summary of two workshops by Paul C Stern( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Natural gas in deep shale formations, which can be developed by hydraulic fracturing and associated technologies (often collectively referred to as "fracking") is dramatically increasing production of natural gas in the United States, where significant gas deposits exist in formations that underlie many states. Major deposits of shale gas exist in many other countries as well. Proponents of shale gas development point to several kinds of benefits, for instance, to local economies and to national "energy independence". Shale gas development has also brought increasing expression of concerns about risks, including to human health, environmental quality, non-energy economic activities in shale regions, and community cohesion. Some of these potential risks are beginning to receive careful evaluation; others are not. Although the risks have not yet been fully characterized or all of them carefully analyzed, governments at all levels are making policy decisions, some of them hard to reverse, about shale gas development and/or how to manage the risks. Risks and Risk Governance in Shale Gas Development is the summary of two workshops convened in May and August 2013 by the National Research Council's Board on Environmental Change and Society to consider and assess claims about the levels and types of risk posed by shale gas development and about the adequacy of existing governance procedures. Participants from engineering, natural, and social scientific communities examined the range of risks and of social and decision-making issues in risk characterization and governance related to gas shale development. Central themes included risk governance in the context of (a) risks that emerge as shale gas development expands, and (b) incomplete or declining regulatory capacity in an era of budgetary stringency. This report summarizes the presentations on risk issues raised in the first workshop, the risk management and governance concepts presented at the second workshop, and the discussions at both workshops."--Publisher's description
Evaluating social science research by Paul C Stern( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: This critically acclaimed book serves a timely purpose by addressing the ever-important need to develop critical thinking skills. Major advances in the social sciences in recent years have been incorporated in an explicit discussion of quasi-experimental research design, including an added distinction between equivalent- and nonequivalent-group experiments, and revised explanations of the logic of multiple regression analysis, causal modeling, and meta-analysis, all new to this edition. The authors retain their firm philosophical grounding in the positivist tradition, arguing around the central concepts of "statement of fact" and "scientific evidence."
Decision making for the environment : social and behavioral science research priorities( )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognizing the need to develop more fully the social and behavioral science knowledge base for environmental decision making, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) asked the National Academies to identify a few science priorities areas in which concentrated new research efforts could both advance the environmental social and behavioral sciences and contribute to improved decisions affecting environmental quality
Energy use : the human dimension by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Associated Subjects
Ability, Influence of age on Administrative agencies--Decision making Administrative procedure--Citizen participation Atmospheric carbon dioxide--Environmental aspects Buildings--Energy conservation Buildings--Environmental engineering Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry) Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)--Research Chemistry, Analytic Climate change mitigation Climatic changes Climatic changes--Political aspects Climatic changes--Research Climatic changes--Research--Evaluation Climatic changes--Risk assessment Climatic changes--Risk management Climatic changes--Social aspects Cognition--Age factors Consumers--Attitudes Consumption (Economics)--Research Crisis management Energy consumption Energy consumption--Psychological aspects Energy industries--Social aspects Environmental education Environmental policy Environmental policy--Decision making Environmental policy--Research Environmental protection Environmental protection--Citizen participation Environmental protection--Research Global environmental change Human ecology Human ecology--Research Land use--Environmental aspects National security Nature--Effect of human beings on Nuclear crisis control Nuclear warfare Policy sciences Population--Environmental aspects Research--Environmental aspects Research--Government policy Risk assessment Science and state Social sciences--Methodology Social sciences--Research United States United States.--National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.--Sectoral Applications Research Program Weather forecasting--Social aspects
The aging mind : opportunities in cognitive research
The aging mind : opportunities in cognitive researchUnderstanding risk : informing decisions in a democratic societyEnvironmentally significant consumption : research directionsMaking climate forecasts matterNew tools for environmental protection : education, information, and voluntary measuresImproving energy demand analysisFacilitating climate change responses : a report of two workshops on knowledge from the social and behavioral sciencesPublic participation in environmental assessment and decision making
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Stern, Paul 1944-

Stern, Paul C.

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