The Little Data Book on Climate Change is based on World Development Indicators 2011, the World Bank’s premier data publication. It provides a broad overview of climate change data and includes a diverse set of indicators selected from both the global economic and scientific communities. These indicators reflect recognition of the intrinsic relationship between climate change and development, and attempt to synthesize important aspects of current and projected climate conditions, exposure to climate impacts, resilience, greenhouse gas emissions, and the state of efforts to take action. This handy pocket guide is one of seven titles in the World Bank's Little Data Book series, which provides data “snapshots” of key global development issues. It provides country data for 218 World Bank member countries for more than 50 indicators in a single page. These tables are supplemented by aggregate data for regional and income groupings.
This pocket sized (4.5x8.5") reference presents a set of indicators selected from the global economic and scientific communities. The data demonstrate the relationship between climate change and development and synthesize aspects of current and projected climate conditions, exposure to climate impacts, greenhouse gas emissions, and national efforts to take action. The data draw on several online resources: the Open Data website, the Climate Change Knowledge Portal, and the Open Data for Resilience Initiative, which are from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery. After a section of regional statistics, a section presents data by low-income through high-income countries, the Euro area, and small island developing states. The bulk of the book consists of country statistical tables. There is also a review of statistics on renewable energy in 2010, and a table summarizing national actions, plus a glossary. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)