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A Global Warming Primer

Author : Jeffrey Bennett
ISBN : 1937548783
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Is human-induced global warming a real threat to our future? Most people will express an opinion on this question, but relatively few can back their opinions with solid evidence. Many times we've even heard pundits say "I am not a scientist" to avoid the issue altogether. But the truth is, the basic science is not that difficult. Using a question and answer format, this book will help readers achieve three major goals: To see that anyone can understand the basic science of global warming; To understand the arguments about this issue made by skeptics, so that readers will be able to decide for themselves what to believe; To understand why, despite the "gloom and doom" that often surrounds this topic, the solutions are ones that will not only protect the world for our children and grandchildren, but that will actually lead us to a stronger economy with energy that is cheaper, cleaner, and more abundant than the energy we use today.

The Global Warming Primer

Author : David Coon
ISBN : OCLC:270878007
Genre : Global warming
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Of Population And Pollution

Author : Arnold James Byron
ISBN : 1511994401
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In an effort to end overpopulation and solve the global warming dilemma, author Arnold J. Byron defines humanity's severest situation in order to work backward from it-and find a solution that will revitalize our stressed planet into a healthy one. The result is his intrepid collection of essays, Of Population and Pollution: A Global Warming Primer. Confronting the possibility of human extinction, this book provides a straightforward, feasible strategy to prevent it, even identifying the specific world leaders needed to successfully implement the plan. From explanations on how thermal depolymerization can be used to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to the necessity of replacing nuclear power with solar- and wind-powered electricity, the author presents practical suggestions that address all of the factors currently distressing our environment. This compelling, no-nonsense guide will kick-start you into actively fighting against the worst-case scenario and spreading the word-so that by working together, all across the globe, we might save our planet before it's too late. Discover the steps you can take today to ensure you still have a life tomorrow.

Climate Change And Population Health A Primer

Author : Mona Sarfaty
ISBN : 9781284170207
Genre : Medical
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Climate Change and Population Health begins by explaining the global warming and climate change by looking back historically, reviewing current measurement techniques and results, and taking into consideration greenhouse gases and their origins. It then looks at the health impact as well as who is most effected by climate change, before guiding students on how to effectively communicate about climate change as a means of helping people to protect themselves. Finally, it discusses possible policy solutions that might be beneficial to help mitigate health issues caused by climate change.

Contemporary Climate Change Debates

Author : Mike Hulme
ISBN : 9780429821158
Genre : Nature
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Contemporary Climate Change Debates is an innovative new textbook which tackles some of the difficult questions raised by climate change. For the complex policy challenges surrounding climate migration, adaptation and resilience, structured debates become effective learning devices for students. This book is organised around 15 important questions, and is split into four parts: What do we need to know? What should we do? On what grounds should we base our actions? Who should be the agents of change? Each debate is addressed by pairs of one or two leading or emerging academics who present opposing viewpoints. Through this format the book is designed to introduce students of climate change to different arguments prompted by these questions, and also provides a unique opportunity for them to engage in critical thinking and debate amongst themselves. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for further reading and with discussion questions for use in student classes. Drawing upon the sciences, social sciences and humanities to debate these ethical, cultural, legal, social, economic, technological and political roadblocks, Contemporary Debates on Climate Change is essential reading for all students of climate change, as well as those studying environmental policy and politics and sustainable development more broadly.

Primer On Transportation And Climate Change

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ISBN : 9781560514176
Genre : Climatic changes
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This report serves as an introduction to the issue of climate change and its implications for transportation policy in the U.S. The report: Summarizes the current state of scientific knowledge concerning the causes and impacts of climate change; Provides an introduction to climate change policy issues; Discusses trends in greenhouse gas emissions from road transportation; Reviews potential measures to reduce such emissions; and Identified issues for further research.

Global Warming

Author : William C. Burns
ISBN : UOM:39015041772347
Genre : Global temperature changes
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Global Warming

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A Matter Of Degrees

Author : Canada. Environment Canada
ISBN : UCSD:31822028564201
Genre : Climatic changes
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Provides basic scientific information on the global climate change issue, including a brief overview of the science of global climate change and an examination of the Earth's atmosphere and the dynamics of the Earth's climate system including the greenhouse effect. This is followed by a review of past climatic changes, trends in greenhouse gases, and how human activities are believed to be contributing to the climate change problem. Also discusses forecasting the future, indicating where more research needs to be done and where strong scientific agreement exists; details the potential impact of global warming on all aspects of Canada's environment and economy; and examines the actions individuals, organizations, and governments can take.

The Climate Modelling Primer

Author : Kendal McGuffie
ISBN : 9781119943372
Genre : Science
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As a consequence of recent increased awareness of the social and political dimensions of climate, many non-specialists discover a need for information about the variety of available climate models. A Climate Modelling Primer, Fourth Edition is designed to explain the basis and mechanisms of all types of current physically-based climate models. A thoroughly revised and updated edition, this book will assist the reader in understanding the complexities and applicabilities of today’s wide range of climate models. Topics covered include the latest techniques for modelling the coupled biosphere-ocean-atmosphere system, information on current practical aspects of climate modelling and ways to evaluate and exploit the results, discussion of Earth System Models of Intermediate Complexity (EMICs), and interactive exercises based on Energy Balance Model (EBM) and the Daisyworld model. Source codes and results from a range of model types allows readers to make their own climate simulations and to view the results of the latest high resolution models. Now in full colour throughout and with the addition of cartoons to enhance student understanding the new edition of this successful textbook enables the student to tackle the difficult subject of climate modeling.

A Matter Of Degrees

Author : Canada. Environmental Citizenship
ISBN : 0662207998
Genre : Global temperature changes
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Human Rights

Author : Judith Blau
ISBN : 9781317271536
Genre : Political Science
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Human Rights: A Primer breaks new ground in clarifying for undergraduates the international significance of human rights. This new edition highlights current and recent developments, using themes familiar to undergraduates. For example, Americans are increasingly aware of the growing disparities in economic well-being. It is indeed a crisis that is global and national. Because this book focuses on globalization and human rights as intertwined, readers will gain a comprehensive understanding of the role of neoliberal capitalism in undermining human rights (dignity, security, and well-being). Major works by Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz are discussed, along with recent upheavals in Greece, and the rising tide of refugees in Europe and North America. Furthermore, powerful forces that will increasingly test global solidarity and the future of the planet relate to the extent that countries and peoples cooperate in combating global warming and promoting sustainable development goals (SDGs). Key dates for both these issues occurred in the second half of 2015 – the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September and the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in December. The significance of both conferences for human rights is discussed in this new edition.

Climate Change And Population Health A Primer

Author : Mona Sarfaty
ISBN : 9781284230864
Genre : Medical
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Climate Change and Population Health begins by explaining the global warming and climate change by looking back historically, reviewing current measurement techniques and results, and taking into consideration greenhouse gases and their origins. It then looks at the health impact as well as who is most effected by climate change, before guiding students on how to effectively communicate about climate change as a means of helping people to protect themselves. Finally, it discusses possible policy solutions that might be beneficial to help mitigate health issues caused by climate change.

Facing Up To Global Warming

Author : N.F. Gray
ISBN : 9783319201467
Genre : Science
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In this volume, Professor N.F. Gray offers a comprehensive primer on climate change, sustainability, and how the two concepts are related. This book consists of fifteen chapters, each treating a specific aspect of the current global crisis, including scientific background as well as an up to date appraisal of the issue at hand. It covers the reasons behind climate change and the effect it will have on the planet and on the reader directly. Gray also presents readers with the means to assess their own environmental impact and details positive individual and community actions to address global warming. “Climate change,” “global warming,” and “sustainability” are phrases that almost everyone has heard, whether on the news or around the dinner table. The increasing frequency of major events such as droughts, severe storms, and floods are beginning to make these concepts inescapable, and being fully informed is an absolute necessity for students and indeed for us all. Nick Gray (PhD, ScD) is a founding member of the Environmental Sciences Unit (1979) at Trinity College Dublin, which was the first center for postgraduate research and training in environmental science and technology in Ireland. He has written a number of books and over 150 research papers and book chapters, and currently serves as the Director of the Trinity Centre for the Environment.

Ibon Primer On Climate Change

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ISBN : UOM:39015080727053
Genre : Climatic changes
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A Climate Modelling Primer

Author : Kendal McGuffie
ISBN : 9781118687857
Genre : Science
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As a consequence of recent increased awareness of the social and political dimensions of climate, many non-specialists discover a need for information about the variety of available climate models. A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition explains the basis and mechanisms of all types of current physically-based climate models. A thoroughly revised and updated edition, this book assists the reader in understanding the complexities and applicabilities of today’s wide range of climate models. Topics covered include the latest techniques for modelling the coupled biosphere-ocean-atmosphere system, information on current practical aspects of climate modelling and ways to evaluate and exploit the results, discussion of Earth System Models of Intermediate Complexity (EMICs), and interactive exercises based on Energy Balance Model (EBM) and the Daisyworld model. Source codes and results from a range of model types allows readers to make their own climate simulations and to view the results of the latest high resolution models. The accompanying CD contains: A suite of resources for those wishing to learn more about climate modelling. A range of model visualisations. Data from climate models for use in the classroom. Windows and Macintosh programs for an Energy Balance Model. Selected figures from the book for inclusion in presentations and lectures. Suitable for 3rd/4th year undergraduates taking courses in climate modelling, economic forecasting, computer science, environmental science, geography and oceanography. Also of relevance to researchers and professionals working in related disciplines with climate models or who need accessible technical background to climate modelling predictions.

Climate Change And Water Resources

Author : Kathleen A. Miller
ISBN : 9781583214664
Genre : Science
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The purpose of this project was to produce a succinct, educational report (Primer) for use by the drinking water utility industry outlining the current state of scientific understanding regarding the potential impacts of global climate change on water utilities, water supply, demand, and relevant water quality. Utilizing input from industry and science participants, the report includes a summary of the relevant science that explains the linkages between climate change and the hydrologic cycle and outlines what is known and unknown about future changes in regional hydrologic conditions. The report also discusses planning and response strategies. Contains CD with the full searchable Primer, with extensive links to additional reference materials; color pages throughout.

Primer On Greeenhouse Gases

Author : Donald J. Wuebbles
ISBN : 0873712226
Genre : Nature
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Primer on Greeenhouse Gases provides an excellent reference resource that brings together the most current information available on greenhouse gases. Each of the gases featured is recognized as important to the future state of global atmospheric chemistry and climate. The direct radiative importance of each gas to climate, its role as a radiative precursor, and how it functions as an intermediate constituent because of its chemical activities are provided. Knowns, unknowns, and uncertainties for each gas are described. This new book reveals information critical to developing an understanding of the role of energy and atmospheric chemical and radiative processes in determining atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases.

A Climate Change Primer

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ISBN : OCLC:951639114
Genre : Climatic changes
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Climate Change Science

Author : John C. Mutter
ISBN : 9780231549721
Genre : Science
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How will future climates be different from today’s world—and what consequences will changes in climate have for societies and their development strategies? This book is a primer on the essential science for grasping the workings of climate change and climate prediction. It is accessible for readers with little to no background in science, with an emphasis on the needs of those studying sustainable development. John C. Mutter gives a just-the-facts overview of how the climate system functions and what we know about why changes occur. He recounts the evolution of climatology from the earliest discoveries about Earth’s climate to present-day predictive capabilities, and clearly presents the scientific basis of fundamental topics such as climate zones, ocean-atmosphere dynamics, and the long-term cycles from glacial to interglacial periods. Mutter also details the mechanisms of climate change and the ways in which human activity affects global climate. He explains the science behind some known consequences of rising temperatures, such as sea level rise, hurricane behavior, and climate variability. The primer discusses how climate predictions are made and examines the sources of uncertainty in forecasting. Climate Change Science is a straightforward and easy-to-read treatment of the fundamental science needed to comprehend one of today’s most important issues.

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