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Climate Change

Climate Change
Science, Strategies, & Solutions

by Eileen Claussen,Vicki Arroyo Cochran,Debra P. Davis

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2001-01-01
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN : 9789004120242
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is the greatest environmental challenge of the 21st Century. But what do we truly know about global climate change? And what can we do about it? Most of the world's top scientists agree that emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from human activities such as industrial processes, fossil fuel combustion, and land-use changes are causing the earth to get warmer. Impacts of this warming may include damage to our coastal areas, accelerated rates of species loss, altered agricultural patterns, and increased incidences of infectious diseases. The effects of climate change - and efforts to mitigate climate change - could also have substantial economic ramifications. The book presents the latest research and analysis from prominent scientists, economists, academics, and policy-makers, including: "Tom Wigley" and "Joel Smith," who, along with other authors of the Science and Impacts chapter, explain the basic science of climate change, the growing evidence that human activities are changing our climate, and the impacts of these changes; "Eileen Claussen," "John Gummer," "Henry Lee," and other authors of the Global Strategies chapter, who describe what nations are or are not doing to address climate change, and the state of international climate talks; "Robert Stavins," "John Weyant," "Ev Ehrlich," and other economists, who explain why economic analyses of climate policy are conducted, why the projected costs of addressing climate change vary so widely among economic models, and how changes driven by today's economy can influence climate policy; "Gov. Jean Shaheen" and other authors of the Innovative Solutions chapter, who describe what state and local governments in theUnited States and multinational companies are doing to monitor and curb greenhouse gas emissions; and "Forest Reinhardt," who offers business leaders advice on steering their companies on a path that is healthy for business as well as the global climate. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.

Climate Change

Climate Change
The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future

by Edmond A. Mathez,Jason Smerdon

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2018-10-30
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0231547870
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This second edition of Climate Change is an accessible and comprehensive guide to the science behind global warming. Exquisitely illustrated, the text is geared toward students at a variety of levels. Edmond A. Mathez and Jason E. Smerdon provide a broad, informative introduction to the science that underlies our understanding of the climate system and the effects of human activity on the warming of our planet. Mathez and Smerdon describe the roles that the atmosphere and ocean play in our climate, introduce the concept of radiation balance, and explain climate changes that occurred in the past. They also detail the human activities that influence the climate, such as greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions and deforestation, as well as the effects of natural phenomena. Climate Change concludes with a look toward the future, discussing climate model projections, exploring the economic and technological realities of energy production, and presenting a view of the global warming challenge through the lens of risk. Each chapter features profiles of scientists who advanced our understanding of the material discussed. This new edition expands on the first edition’s presentation of scientific concepts, making it ideal for classroom use for a wide swath of undergraduate and masters students with both science and nonscience backgrounds.

Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History [4 volumes]

Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History [4 volumes]
An Encyclopedia of Science and History

by Brian C. Black,David M. Hassenzahl Ph.D.,Jennie C. Stephens,Gary Weisel,Nancy Gift

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2013-01-08
  • Pages : 1774
  • ISBN : 1598847627
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a holistic consideration of climate change that goes beyond pure science, fleshing out the discussion by considering cultural, historical, and policy-driven aspects of this important issue. • Contributions from more than 100 experts • Excerpts from reports from international organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) • Transcripts of speeches from world leaders on the climate change issue • Sidebars on the "climate-history connection" explore the possible links between climate and key events through history, such as the Classical Maya collapse • Essential, annotated primary sources • Quotes from policy makers, scientists, eyewitnesses to climate change, and social and cultural leaders

Climate Change

Climate Change
The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future

by Edmond A. Mathez,Jason E. Smerdon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This second edition of Climate Change is an accessible and comprehensive guide to the science behind global warming. Edmond A. Mathez and Jason E. Smerdon provide a broad, informative introduction to the science that underlies our understanding of the climate system and the effects of human activity on the warming of our planet.

Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis

Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis
Volume 1 - The Physical Climate

by G. Thomas Farmer,John Cook

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2013-01-12
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN : 9789400757561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An introduction to the principles of climate change science with an emphasis on the empirical evidence for climate change and a warming world. Additional readings are given at the end of each chapter. A list of "Things to Know" opens each chapter. Chapters are arranged so that the student is first introduced to the scientific method(s), examples of the use of the scientific method from other sciences drawn from the history of science with an emphasis on climate science. Climate science is treated in each chapter based on the premise of global warming. Chapter treatments on the atmosphere. biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and anthroposphere and their inter-relationships are given.

Climate Change Science

Climate Change Science
An Analysis of Some Key Questions

by National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Committee on the Science of Climate Change

  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 2001-06-28
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN : 9780309183352
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The warming of the Earth has been the subject of intense debate and concern for many scientists, policy-makers, and citizens for at least the past decade. Climate Change Science: An Analysis of Some Key Questions, a new report by a committee of the National Research Council, characterizes the global warming trend over the last 100 years, and examines what may be in store for the 21st century and the extent to which warming may be attributable to human activity.

Hubris: The Troubling Science, Economics, and Politics of Climate Change

Hubris: The Troubling Science, Economics, and Politics of Climate Change
A Book

by Michael Hart

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0994903804
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Modern Climate Change Science

Modern Climate Change Science
An Overview of Today’s Climate Change Science

by G. Thomas Farmer

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-08-11
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN : 3319092227
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Composed of two extensive sections, this book surveys important work in climate change science, mainly in the United States, and introduces contributions to the body of science that have arrived on the scene between January 2013 and February 2014. The opening section offers a broad examination of contemporary climate change science, with subsections on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Earth’s energy imbalance and energy flow; carbon dioxide’s role in the greenhouse effect; climate forcing, and climate feedbacks; Charles David Keeling and the Keeling Curve; the interfaces of atmosphere with oceans and land; paleoclimates and paleoclimatology; rising sea level; melting glaciers; deforestation; desertification; more violent storms, animal and human migration, extinction of species and more. The second section reviews and assesses the newest contributions to the body of research. Among the topics discussed are current and recent research on rising temperatures; the BEST study; the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) and the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC); current and recent research on climate models, new research on global warming 56 million years ago; ecosystem impacts, projections of future climate and more. This book can be considered a bridge between the volumes of Farmer and Cook’s Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis, as it arrives between the release of the first volume on the Physical Climate (2013) the second, on Earth’s climate history, which is now in preparation. The book benefits a wide audience as its survey of the science of climate change provides an introduction to the subject and a discussion of current research in the field. The book may be used as a refresher for those who have had prior courses in climate science and related fields. Each chapter includes a comprehensive list of references for subjects discussed in the text.

Preparing for Climate Change

Preparing for Climate Change
A Book

by Michael D. Mastrandrea,Stephen H. Schneider

  • Publisher : Boston Review Books
  • Release : 2010-09-10
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Even with aggressive efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, the scientific consensus predicts that the Earth's temperatures will continue to rise for decades. Climbing temperatures are already having serious consequences for vulnerable people and regions through droughts, extreme weather, and melting glaciers. The authors maintain that we must start adapting to climate change now by identifying the places and people most at risk and taking anticipatory action--from developing drought-resistant crops to building sea walls. Climate change is inevitable, but disaster is not. The author's proposal for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions while preparing for their effects offers our best hope.

Structure and Agent in the Scientific Diplomacy of Climate Change

Structure and Agent in the Scientific Diplomacy of Climate Change
An Empirical Case Study of Science-Policy Interaction in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

by T. Skodvin

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2000-10-31
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 0792366379
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Research input constitutes a key component in the development of international environmental regime formation. Science-policy interaction is, however, complex and difficult, particularly because it is an encounter between two distinct systems of behaviour: the scientific ideal of impartiality and disinterestedness and the political reality of interest realisation and strategic behaviour. This study analyses the extent to which and how the institutional framework within which the science-policy dialogue takes place - through conscious design - can be utilised as an instrument to handle obstacles and barriers immanent of science-policy interaction and thereby serve as an instrument to enhance the effectiveness of the dialogue. Also, the impact of actor behaviour, particularly behaviour taking the form of leadership performance, is investigated. This book provides a detailed and in-depth empirical study of science-policy interaction in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from its establishment in 1988, to the provision of the Second IPCC Assessment Report in 1995. The main focus of the empirical investigation is on Working Group I of the IPCC.

Coral Reefs and Climate Change

Coral Reefs and Climate Change
Science and Management

by JonathanT. Phinney

  • Publisher : American Geophysical Union
  • Release : 2006-01-10
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0875903592
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Volume 61. The effects of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide and related climate change on shallow coral reefs are gaining considerable attention for scientific and economic reasons worldwide. Although increased scientific research has improved our understanding of the response of coral reefs to climate change, we still lack key information that can help guide reef management. Research and monitoring of coral reef ecosystems over the past few decades have documented two major threats related to increasing concentrations of atmospheric CO2: (1) increased sea surface temperatures and (2) increased seawater acidity (lower pH). Higher atmospheric CO2 levels have resulted in rising sea surface temperatures and proven to be an acute threat to corals and other reef-dwelling organisms. Short periods (days) of elevated sea surface temperatures by as little as 1–2°C above the normal maximum temperature has led to more frequent and more widespread episodes of coral bleaching-the expulsion of symbiotic algae. A more chronic consequence of increasing atmospheric CO2 is the lowering of pH of surface waters, which affects the rate at which corals and other reef organisms secrete and build their calcium carbonate skeletons. Average pH of the surface ocean has already decreased by an estimated 0.1 unit since preindustrial times, and will continue to decline in concert with rising atmospheric CO2. These climate-related Stressors combined with other direct anthropogenic assaults, such as overfishing and pollution, weaken reef organisms and increase their susceptibility to disease.

Climate Change

Climate Change
Science and Solutions for Australia

by Anonim

  • Publisher : CSIRO
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 0643103260
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This publication provides the latest scientific knowledge on a series of climate change topics relevant to Australia and the world. It draws on peer-reviewed literature contributed to by thousands of researchers ... Climate change is the greatest ecological, economic, and social challenge of our time. Climate change research over many years shows links between human activities and warming of the atmosphere and oceans. This warming has caused changes to the climate system, such as changes in rain and wind patterns, and reductions in Arctic sea ice. Climate change adaptation involves taking action to adapt to climate change and to plan and prepare for the risk of future change. Climate change mitigation refers to actions that aim to limit greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, either by reducing emissions or by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide stored in natural sinks."--Publisher description.

A Global Threat

A Global Threat
The Emergence of Climate Change Science

by Avery Elizabeth Hurt

  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release : 2017-12-15
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1502631237
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Throughout history, Earth's temperature has risen and fallen at various cycles, creating extreme weather events, such as ice ages. However, in more recent times, human activity has greatly accelerated and intensified these cycles, leading to extreme climate change. This is the history of climate change science, its challenges and triumphs, and its impact on the future of our planet.

A Climate for Denial

A Climate for Denial
Why Some People Still Reject Climate Change Science

by Arek Sinanian

  • Publisher : Enproc Pty Ltd
  • Release : 2018-09-01
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 0987621343
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why is it that despite overwhelming evidence and fundamental science, some people still don't accept that climate change is real and that human activity is contributing to it? Is it because the science is not being understood? Is it because it is difficult to accept that humans are capable of changing the climate? Is there a link between climate change scepticism and ideology? Is there a link between the belief in the science and belief in God? If you know anyone who challenges the science of climate change - or completely denies it's happening at all - then this book is for you, and for them. Don't worry, your friend is human after all, and such behaviour can be explained. A Climate for Denial gives a summary of the reasons your friend is a sceptic.

Climate Change

Climate Change
A Book

by Joseph Romm

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018-05
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 019086611X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Everyone needs to understand how climate change will directly affect their lives and the lives of their family in the years to come. This is the first general audience book aimed at giving you and your family the knowledge you need to know to navigate your future"--

Climate Change

Climate Change
Evidence and Causes

by The Royal Society,National Academy of Sciences

  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 2014-02-26
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 0309302021
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Climate Change: Evidence and Causes is a jointly produced publication of The US National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society. Written by a UK-US team of leading climate scientists and reviewed by climate scientists and others, the publication is intended as a brief, readable reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and other individuals seeking authoritative information on the some of the questions that continue to be asked. Climate Change makes clear what is well-established and where understanding is still developing. It echoes and builds upon the long history of climate-related work from both national academies, as well as on the newest climate-change assessment from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It touches on current areas of active debate and ongoing research, such as the link between ocean heat content and the rate of warming.

Preparing for Climate Change

Preparing for Climate Change
A Book

by Michael D. Mastrandrea,Stephen H. Schneider

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2010-09-10
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0262014882
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why we should prepare for climate change now by taking anticipatory action in vulnerable regions. Global momentum is building to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. So far, so good. The less happy news is that Earth's temperatures will continue to rise for decades. And evidence shows that climbing temperatures are already having serious consequences for vulnerable people and regions through droughts, extreme weather, and melting glaciers. In this book, climate experts Michael Mastrandrea and Stephen Schneider argue that we need to start adapting to climate change, now. They write that these efforts should focus primarily on identifying the places and people most at risk and taking anticipatory action—from developing drought-resistant crops to building sea walls. The authors roundly reject the idea that reactive, unplanned adaptation will solve our problems—that species will migrate northward as climates warm, and farmers will shift to new crops and more hospitable locations. And they are highly critical of “geoengineering” schemes that are designed to cool the planet by such methods as injecting iron into oceans or exploding volcanoes. Mastrandrea and Schneider insist that smart adaptation will require a series of local and regional projects, many of them in the countries least able to pay for them and least responsible for the problem itself. Ensuring that we address the needs of these countries, while we work globally to reduce emissions over the long term, is our best chance to avert global disaster and to reduce the terrible, unfair burdens that are likely to accompany global warming.

Basher Science: Climate Change

Basher Science: Climate Change
A Book

by Simon Basher

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2015-01-06
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0753471752
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An introduction to climate change covers such topics as the polar ice caps, the greenhouse effect, global warming, and fossil fuels.

Our Changing Planet

Our Changing Planet
The U.S. Climate Change Science Program for Fiscal Years

by Climate Change Science Program (U.S.).,U.S. Global Change Research Program.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change
A Guide to the Debate

by Andrew E. Dessler,Edward A. Parson

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2019-08-31
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1316843785
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This third edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect the large changes in scientific knowledge and policy debates on climate change since the previous edition in 2009. It provides a concise but thorough overview of the science, technology, economics, policy, and politics of climate change in a single volume. It explains how scientific and policy debates work, outlines the scientific evidence for the reality and seriousness of climate change and the basic atmospheric science that supports it, and discusses policy options and the current state of the policy debate. By pulling these elements together, the book explains why the issue can be so confusing and provides guidance on practical routes forward. Anyone interested in climate change, the global environment, or how science is used in policy debates should read this book. It is the ideal textbook for undergraduate or graduate courses in environmental policy and climate change.