The A-Z of Global Warming

Author: Simon Rosser

Publisher: simon rosser

ISBN: 9780955809200

Category: Global warming

Page: 262

View: 785

"[A] n assimilation of the latest, most up-to-date scientific knowledge on the subject [of global warming], based on information sourced from NASA, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, the World Wildlife Fund, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Mongabay, as well as other relevant organisations."-Cover.

Global Warming Unchecked

Signs to Watch for

Author: Harold W. Bernard

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253208194

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

View: 9483

Argues that numerous hurricanes, unusually hot summers, and very cold winters are signs of impending global warming, and offers possible solutions

Global Warming

Author: Natalie Goldstein

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816067694

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

View: 4202

Examines case studies from the United States, Brazil, Australia, Germany, and China on the topic of global warming focusing on each country's impact on its industry, and what steps have now been taken to provide a lasting future.

Global Warming Alert!

Author: Richard Cheel

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778715870

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1853

Describes the effects of global warming on the environment and civilization, explains how the greenhouse effect is causing global warming and how scientists study the phenomenon, and discusses patterns of past climate change.

Global Warming

The Complete Briefing

Author: John Houghton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107049296

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 3698

John Houghton's market-leading textbook is now in full colour and includes the latest IPCC findings, making it the definitive guide to climate change. Written for students across a wide range of disciplines, its simple, logical flow of ideas gives an invaluable grounding in the science and impacts of climate change and highlights the need for action on global warming. Is there evidence for climate changing due to human activities? How do we account for recent extremes of weather and climate? Can global electricity provision and transport ever be carbon free? Written by a leading figure at the forefront of action to confront humanity's most serious environmental problem, this undergraduate textbook comprehensively explores these and other issues, allowing students to think through the problem, assess the data and draw conclusions on the action that should be taken, by governments, by industry and by each and every one of us.

Global Warming

The Causes and Consequences

Author: Ishita Haldar

Publisher: Readworthy

ISBN: 8193534573


Page: 204

View: 3556

Global warming and climate change have become an issue of great concern. Now as the world is getting technologically and industrially more advanced, resulting in the setting up of huge factories, the environmental pollution is heading towards alarming levels. It is obvious that more factories mean more pollution and more carbon emissions, which highly aggravate global warming. Keeping this in view, the policy makers from all over the w¬orld have decided to unite and chalk out a plan to keep the adverse effects of global warming within safety limits. This book is also an effort in this direction. Defining in detail the major aspects of global warming, it discusses at length its causes and effects. Taking a close look at the global response to contain global warming, it also explains the important provisions of Copenhagen Summit, Kyoto Protocol and Post-Kyoto Protocol Negotiations on Green-house Gas Emissions.

Generation Us

The Challenge of Global Warming

Author: Andrew Weaver

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554698049

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 5177

Offers an introduction to the causes and effects of global warming, considers reasons for denying its existence, and discusses the threat it presents for the future and some possible solutions.

Global Warming

Author: Chris Oxlade

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736813617

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8826

Explains the effects of global warming on our planet, such as increasingly intense weather patterns, and suggests ways to help slow the process.

Global Warming

A Natural Phenomenon

Author: William W. Wood

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412052629

Category: Nature

Page: 78

View: 3685

Global warming has become such a hot topic these days because of its relevance to greenhouse gases that some scientists feel are the cause for warming and may cause the polar ice caps to melt and flood coastal cities. These would be so catastrophic as to cause great economic and social hardship that would be insurmountable. Of course it is related to the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the burning of fossil fuels in automobiles and other industrial equipment. With sufficient data, however, it can be concluded that although the earth's surface and atmosphere does indeed have effects on our weather patterns, there is nothing consistent that points to repetitions of global warming over millions of years since the earth has existed. But if you look at the extraterrestrial sources as the earth changes ecliptic and changes rotation around the sun, a pattern of repetition is clear. A recurrent cycle of change resulted when the 100 thousand year elliptical orbit was conflated with the 52 thousand year ecliptic cycle. A repetitive cycle of glaciation and global warming emerged that seemed to follow the past history of these events from known studies throughout the ages by scientists in the field of climatology.

Global Warming

Understanding the Forecast

Author: David Archer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470943416

Category: Nature

Page: 203

View: 4909

Archer's Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast2nd Edition, is the first real text to present thescience and policy surrounding climate change at the right level.Accompanying videos, simulations and instructional support makes iteasier to build a syllabus to improve and create new material onclimate change. Archer's polished writing style makes the textentertaining while the improved pedagogy helps better understandkey concepts, ideas and terms. This edition has been revised and reformulated with a newchapter template of short chapter introductions, study questions atthe end, and critical thinking puzzlers throughout. Also a newasset for the BCS was created that will give ideas for assignmentsand topics for essays and other projects. Furthermore, a number ofinteractive models have been built to help understand the scienceand systems behind the processes.

Global Warming

Author: Frances Drake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444165615

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 7329

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Global Warming and Climate Changes

Transparency and Accountability

Author: Gopal Bhargava

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 9788182050785

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 928

View: 3599

Global warming is a threat related to the future of humanity on the earth and caused by action of current generation. The work in these different volumes discusses very authentically in relative subjects : causes of climate-changes, impact on ecosystem, s

Global Warming and the Future of the Earth

Author: Robert G. Watts

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1598293400

Category: Science

Page: 113

View: 5863

The globally averaged surface temperature of the Earth has increased during the past century by about 0.7°C. Most of the increase can be attributed to the greenhouse effect, the increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide that is emitted when fossil fuels are burned to produce energy.The book begins with the important distinction between weather and climate, followed by data showing how carbon dioxide has increased and the incontrovertible evidence that it is caused by burning fossil fuels (i.e., coal, oil, and natural gas). I also address the inevitable skepticism that global warming arouses and offer a number of responses to the global warming skeptics. After dealing with the skeptics, I analyze both the current and future effects of global warming. These future effects are based on scenarios or “storylines†put forth by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. In closing, I address the controversial (and grim) suggestion that we have already passed the “tipping point,†which is the time after which, regardless of our future actions, global warming will cause considerable hardship on human society. I intend this book to be approachable for all concerned citizens, but especially students of the sciences and engineering who will soon be in a position to make a difference in the areas of energy and the environment. I have tried to frame the debate in terms of what the engineering community must do to help combat global warming. We have no choice but to think in terms of global environmental constraints as we design new power plants, factories, automobiles, buildings, and homes. The best thing for scientists to do is to present what we know, clearly separating what is known from what is suspected, in a non-apocalyptic manner. If matters are clearly and passionately presented to the public, we must be prepared to accept the will of the people. This presents the scientific community with an enormous responsibility, perhaps unlike any we have had in the past.Contents: Weather and Climate (and a Little History) / Are the Concentrations of Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere Increasing? / The Greenhouse Effect and the Evidence of Global Warming / The Skeptics: Are Their Doubts Scientifically Valid / Impacts: The "So What" Question / The Bottom Line

Global Warming

Emission Reductions Possible As Scientific Uncertainties Are Resolved

Author: J. Dexter Peach

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756746889


Page: 72

View: 7551

Provides an overview of federal research on global warming in 1990 and identifies policy issues for dealing with climate change. It is intended to provide a framework for understanding the science and policy issues concerning global climate change. This report: 1. describes what is known and now known about greenhouse gases; 2. examines the strengths and limitations of estimates of enhanced global warming; and 3. identifies possible policy responses. Charts and tables.

The Discovery of Global Warming

Author: Spencer R. Weart

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674044975

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 5825

In 2001 a panel representing virtually all the world's governments and climate scientists announced that they had reached a consensus: the world was warming at a rate without precedent during at least the last ten millennia, and that warming was caused by the buildup of greenhouse gases from human activity. The consensus itself was at least a century in the making. The story of how scientists reached their conclusion--by way of unexpected twists and turns and in the face of formidable intellectual, financial, and political obstacles--is told for the first time in The Discovery of Global Warming. Spencer R. Weart lucidly explains the emerging science, introduces us to the major players, and shows us how the Earth's irreducibly complicated climate system was mirrored by the global scientific community that studied it. Unlike familiar tales of Science Triumphant, this book portrays scientists working on bits and pieces of a topic so complex that they could never achieve full certainty--yet so important to human survival that provisional answers were essential. Weart unsparingly depicts the conflicts and mistakes, and how they sometimes led to fruitful results. His book reminds us that scientists do not work in isolation, but interact in crucial ways with the political system and with the general public. The book not only reveals the history of global warming, but also analyzes the nature of modern scientific work as it confronts the most difficult questions about the Earth's future. Table of Contents: Preface 1. How Could Climate Change? 2. Discovering a Possibility 3. A Delicate System 4. A Visible Threat 5. Public Warnings 6. The Erratic Beast 7. Breaking into Politics 8. The Discovery Confirmed Reflections Milestones Notes Further Reading Index Reviews of this book: A soberly written synthesis of science and politics. --Gilbert Taylor, Booklist Reviews of this book: Charting the evolution and confirmation of the theory [of global warming], Spencer R. Weart, director of the Center for the History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics, dissects the interwoven threads of research and reveals the political and societal subtexts that colored scientists' views and the public reception their work received. --Andrew C. Revkin, New York Times Book Review Reviews of this book: It took a century for scientists to agree that gases produced by human activity were causing the world to warm up. Now, in an engaging book that reads like a detective story, physicist Weart reports the history of global warming theory, including the internal conflicts plaguing the research community and the role government has had in promoting climate studies. --Publishers Weekly Reviews of this book: It is almost two centuries since the French mathematician Jean Baptiste Fourier discovered that the Earth was far warmer than it had any right to be, given its distance from the Sun...Spencer Weart's book about how Fourier's initially inconsequential discovery finally triggered urgent debate about the future habitability of the Earth is lucid, painstaking and commendably brief, packing everything into 200 pages. --Fred Pearce, The Independent Reviews of this book: [The Discovery of Global Warming] is a well-written, well-researched and well-balanced account of the issues involved...This is not a sermon for the faithful, or verses from Revelation for the evangelicals, but a serious summary for those who like reasoned argument. Read it--and be converted. --John Emsley, Times Literary Supplement Reviews of this book: This is a terrific book...Perhaps the finest compliment I could give this book is to report that I intend to use it instead of my own book...for my climate class. The Discovery of Global Warming is more up-to-date, better balanced historically, beautifully written and, not least important, short and to the point. I think the [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] needs to enlist a few good historians like Weart for its next assessment. --Stephen H. Schneider, Nature Reviews of this book: This short, well-written book by a science historian at the American Institute of Physics adds a serious voice to the overheated debate about global warming and would serve as a great starting point for anyone who wants to better understand the issue. --Maureen Christie, American Scientist Reviews of this book: I was very pleasantly surprised to find that Spencer Weart's account provides much valuable and interesting material about how the discipline developed--not just from the perspective of climate science but also within the context of the field's relation to other scientific disciplines, the media, political trends, and even 20th-century history (particularly the Cold War). In addition, Weart has done a valuable service by recording for posterity background information on some of the key discoveries and historical figures who contributed to our present understanding of the global warming problem. --Thomas J. Crowley, Science Reviews of this book: Weart has done us all a service by bringing the discovery of global warming into a short, compendious and persuasive book for a general readership. He is especially strong on the early days and the scientific background. --Crispin Tickell, Times Higher Education Supplement A Capricious Beast Ever since the days when he had trudged around fossil lake basins in Nevada for his doctoral thesis, Wally Broecker had been interested in sudden climate shifts. The reported sudden jumps of CO2 in Greenland ice cores stimulated him to put this interest into conjunction with his oceanographic interests. The result was a surprising and important calculation. The key was what Broecker later described as a "great conveyor belt'"of seawater carrying heat northward. . . . The energy carried to the neighborhood of Iceland was "staggering," Broecker realized, nearly a third as much as the Sun sheds upon the entire North Atlantic. If something were to shut down the conveyor, climate would change across much of the Northern Hemisphere' There was reason to believe a shutdown could happen swiftly. In many regions the consequences for climate would be spectacular. Broecker was foremost in taking this disagreeable news to the public. In 1987 he wrote that we had been treating the greenhouse effect as a 'cocktail hour curiosity,' but now 'we must view it as a threat to human beings and wildlife.' The climate system was a capricious beast, he said, and we were poking it with a sharp stick. I found the book enjoyable, thoughtful, and an excellent introduction to the history of what may be one of the most important subjects of the next one hundred years. --Clark Miller, University of Wisconsin The Discovery of Global Warming raises important scientific issues and topics and includes essential detail. Readers should be able to follow the discussion and emerge at the end with a good understanding of how scientists have developed a consensus on global warming, what it is, and what issues now face human society. --Thomas R. Dunlap, Texas A&M University

Global Warming

Are We Entering the Greenhouse Century?

Author: Stephen Schneider

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780718828158

Category: Nature

Page: 343

View: 5987

"How important is a degree of temperature change? A degree or two temperature change is not a trivial number in global terms and it usually takes nature hundreds of thousands of years to bring it about on her own. We may be doing that in decades ... Humans are putting pollutants into the atmosphere at such a rate that we could be changing the climate on a sustained basis some ten to a hundred times faster than nature has since the height of the last ice age." - Stephen H. Schneider. This essential book examines the causes of world-wide climatic change - the 'greenhouse effect' - that may raise world temperatures by five degrees Celsius in less than a century. Author Stephen H. Schneider describes the likely consequences - from agricultural changes and rises in sea level to public health issues and social upheaval - and addresses the most important and urgent question that anyone concerned with the fate of our planet must confront: 'What can or should be done about the greenhouse effect?' Global Warming offers a prophetic look at a year in the greenhouse century, one of slowly increasing global temperatures (a century that may have already begun). The immediate scenarios are grave: population pressures combined with devastating floods and hurricanes drive millions of 'environmental refugees from South East Asia to find homes in Australia; California smothers under heat, smog, water shortages, and raging forest fires; and New York experiences summer heat waves so intense that hospital emergency rooms are jammed with victims. The outlook for Britain could be equally serious: the UN predicts that global warming may cause severe winter storms, the flooding of coastal defences, and even malaria in Southern England. Dr Schneider provides and authoritative and entertaining look at the science, personalities and politics behind the problem of global warming. He explains in clear, non-technical language what is scientifically well known, what is speculative, and where the major uncertainties lie. He presents an overview of sixty million years of global climate history, explaining the mechanisms that regulate climate, demonstrates how a few degrees variation can precipitate dramatic evens such as the Ice Age, and discusses how predictions are made by computer modelling to anticipate climatic changes into the next century. Global Warming provides a revealing inside look at the problems scientists encounter in dealing with other scientists, politicians and the media. Although statesmen have called for a giant international effort to tackle the issue, few concrete measures have been taken so far. Global Warming outlines the ways individuals, governments and businesses can work together to slow down the damage our impact has inflicted on the planet, and help make global development more environmentally sustainable.

Man-made Global Warming

Unravelling a Dogma

Author: Hans H. J. Labohm,Simon Rozendaal,Dick Thoenes

Publisher: Multi Science Publishing Company Limited


Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 7823

"These three Dutchmen - respectively an international relations expert, a scientific journalist, and a chemical engineer (past chairman of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society) - form part of that growing body of reasonable and qualified people who feel unease at the claims of 'scientific consensus' on climate change, and wonder at the policies flowing from those claims. If the science is flawed, plainly the policies are too. Worldwide, billions of public money will be mis-spent, unnecessary costs placed on existing industry, new industrial development hampered. Together, these three authors are well-placed to point up the weaknesses in the scientific argument that global warming is a man-made phenomenon, and are able to analyse that murky place where the needs for recognition, research grants and votes all come together. Could it really be the case that the 'global warming crisis' is really as much about careers and power as anything else?"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Global Warming

Author: Amy Farrar

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617852570

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 9066

Discusses the controversial viewpoints regarding global warming.

Global Warming

Author: Alvin Silverstein,Virginia B. Silverstein,Laura Silverstein Nunn

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0761339353

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5261

A look at global warning.

Global Warming

Author: Kathiann M. Kowalski

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761415824

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 142

View: 3332

Defines and discusses global warming, its possible effects on the world, and arguments about whether or not such a phenomenon is really occurring.