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The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management is a critical, state-of-the-art and authoritative review of tourism management, written by leading international thinkers and academics in the field. With a strong focus on applications of theories and concepts to tourism, the chapters in this volume are framed as critical synoptic pieces covering key developments, current issues and debates, and emerging trends and future considerations for the field. Part One: Approaching Tourism Part Two: Destination Applications Part Three: Marketing Applications Part Four: Tourism Product Markets Part Five: Technological Applications Part Six: Environmental Applications This handbook offers a fresh, contemporary and definitive look at tourism management, making it an essential resource for academics, researchers and students.
Chapter 36: Tourism in a Low Carbon Energy Future
Tourism in a Low Carbon Energy Future
Introduction: climate change and a low carbon future
The scientific consensus is clear: 90% of a sample of almost 2,000 scientists publishing peer-reviewed climate-related papers, ‘explicitly agreed with anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHGs) being the dominant driver of recent global warming’ (Verheggen et al., 2014: 8963). The main cause of anthropogenic climate change is the GHG carbon dioxide (CO2), which is emitted mainly by burning fossil fuels. CO2 is a gas that will decay only very slowly, taking 120 years to reduce by ...