Rapid Climate Change

Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

Author: Scott G. McNall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415892031

Category: Science

Page: 91

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The book reviews the science of climate change and explains why it is one of the most difficult problems humanity has ever tackled. Climate change is a "wicked" problem bound up with problems of population growth, environmental degradation, and world problems of growing social and economic inequality. The book explores the politicization of the topic, the polarization of opinion, and the reasons why, for some, science has become just another ideology to be contested. How do humans assess risk? Why are they are so bad at focusing on the future? How can we solve the problem of climate change? These are the questions this work answers. The goal of this new, unique Series is to offer readable, teachable "thinking frames" on today's social problems and social issues by leading scholars, all in short 60 page or shorter formats, and available for view on http://routledge.customgateway.com/routledge-social-issues.html For instructors teaching a wide range of courses in the social sciences, the Routledge Social Issues Collection now offers the best of both worlds: originally written short texts that provide "overviews" to important social issues as well as teachable excerpts from larger works previously published by Routledge and other presses.

Climate Change

Causes, Effects, and Solutions

Author: John T. Hardy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470850190

Category: Nature

Page: 247

View: 5597


This book addresses civilization ́s most important environmental challenge; climate change. Burning of fossil fuels has greatly increased the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases, trapping more of the sun ́s energy near the Earth ́s surface. In response, our planet is warming at an unprecedented rate, and ecosystems are already changing. Climate Change - Causes, Effects, and Solutions, is divided into three main sections; Climate Change; Past, Present, and Future; Ecological Effects of Climate Change; Human Dimensions of Climate Change. It presents an accurate account of what we do and do not know about climate change. Key features of this book include - A comprehensive analysis of both the science and policy issues of climate change. A clear description of the causes of climate change Documentation of the predicted effects of climate change on ecosystems, agriculture, sea level, human health and infrastructure A range of case studies from North America, Europe, Australasia, and elsewhere A discussion of proposed actions at the individual, national and international levels to reduce climate change or its impacts.This book is an ideal text for courses in global climate change, or as a supplement to courses in environmental studies, natural science, climatology, or physical geography. Additionally, it is essential reading for journalists, environmental policymakers, and everyone who seeks to understand the consequences of climate change and the steps we must take to sustain a livable planet.

Introduction to Environmental Issues

Causes, Effects, and Solutions

Author: Odunayo Ogundipe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781438945118

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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ABOUT THE BOOK In recent years there had been more concern worldwide for environmental issues and there have been increasing efforts to understand the causes of environmental problems and find local and global solutions to these problems. The main purpose of the book, 'Introduction to Environmental Issues; causes, effects and solutions', is to raise the awareness of people to some environmental issues. The awareness of these issues is important at the government and public level, especially for students in the secondary schools, colleges and universities because they are the future stakeholders of the environment. The aim of the book is to present an overview of environmental problems created by human beings in their quest to produce food and make life comfortable - to highlight the effects of these problems on the environment, living organisms and on human beings themselves - to draw attention to the work of individuals, groups and some governments in their effort to solve some of the environmental problems and preserve the physical environment, biodiversity and the world in general for the future generations. The book covers topical issues, such as, Pollution, Acid rain, Desertification, Global Warning, Climate change, Conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, Renewable energy and Sustainable development.

Causes, Impacts and Solutions to Global Warming

Author: Ibrahim Dincer,Can Ozgur Colpan,Fethi Kadioglu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461475880

Category: Science

Page: 1183

View: 514


Global Warming: Causes, Impacts and Solutions covers all aspects of global warming including its causes, impacts, and engineering solutions. Energy and environment policies and strategies are scientifically discussed to expose the best ways to reduce global warming effects and protect the environment and energy sources affected by human activities. The importance of green energy consumption on the reduction of global warming, energy saving and energy security are also discussed. This book also focuses on energy management and conservation strategies for better utilization of energy sources and technologies in buildings and industry as well as ways of improving energy efficiency at the end use, and introduces basic methods for designing and sizing cost-effective systems and determining whether it is economically efficient to invest in specific energy efficiency or renewable energy projects, and describes energy audit producers commonly used to improve the energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings as well as industrial facilities. These features and more provide the tools necessary to reduce global warming and to improve energy management leading to higher energy efficiencies. In order to reduce the negative effects of global warming due to excessive use of fossil fuel technologies, the following alternative technologies are introduced from the engineering perspective: fuel cells, solar power generation technologies, energy recovery technologies, hydrogen energy technologies, wind energy technologies, geothermal energy technologies, and biomass energy technologies. These technologies are presented in detail and modeling studies including case studies can also be found in this book.

Climate Change : Causes‚ Consequences And Coping Strategies

Author: Dr. Nalini Ghatge,Dr. Onkar Rasal

Publisher: International E Publication

ISBN: 8192754472

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 5799


The present book will provide the information on the impact of climate change. It covers the various aspects of environment degradation. It also focused of the reciprocity between development policy, technological innovation, economic growth and its subsequent impact on environment degradation. It covers the issues like bio-medical waste management, e-waste management, physiological and psychological impact, Nutritional Status in changing environment, etc.

Christians, the Care of Creation, and Global Climate Change

Author: Lindy Scott

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877026

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Christians, the Care of Creation, and Global Climate Change is a wake-up call for Christians and others. It is a cogent and persuasive call to love God and our neighbors by caring for creation--especially in light of the dramatic climate changes occurring before our eyes. This book is not the final word on the subject, but it is a sincere invitation to examine the scientific evidence for global warming and to respond with individual and collective faithful actions. CONTRIBUTORS: Douglas Allen, Jeffrey K. Greenberg, P. J. Hill, Sir John T. Houghton, A. Duane Litfin, Ben Lowe, Vincent E. Morris, L. Kristen Page, Lindy Scott, Noah J. Toly

Climate Change 2007 - Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

Working Group II contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC

Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521705974

Category: Science

Page: 986

View: 5305


The Climate Change 2007 volumes of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provide the most comprehensive and balanced assessment of climate change available. This IPCC Working Group II volume brings us completely up-to-date on the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change. Written by the world's leading experts, the IPCC volumes will again prove to be invaluable for researchers, students, and policymakers, and will form the standard reference works for policy decisions for government and industry worldwide.