Climate Change

Causes, Effects, and Solutions

Author: John T. Hardy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470850183

Category: Science

Page: 260

View: 1719


Human-induced climate change is a serious concern, drawing increasing attention from the media, policy makers and citizens around the world. This comprehensive and thought-provoking volume explains in easily understandable language the potential effects of climate change on our planet and our lives. Climate Change: Causes, Effects and Solutions examines the latest scientific findings without any advanced technical knowledge. It goes beyond a description of changes in the physical environment to consider the broader issues of ecological, economic and human effects of climate change. The book explains: the causes and effects of climate change from a natural and human environment perspective. mitigation options and policies that could reduce the impacts of climate change. global impacts - with case studies are taken from North America, Europe, Australasia and elsewhere. Essential reading for undergraduates and general readers who want to heighten their knowledge and understanding of this important problem.

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: 5152


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.

Introduction to Environmental Issues

Causes, Effects, and Solutions

Author: Odunayo Ogundipe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781438945118

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 6922


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.

Visualizing Climate Change

A Guide to Visual Communication of Climate Change and Developing Local Solutions

Author: Stephen R.J. Sheppard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136529004

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 2294


Climate change may be all around us, but it is often difficult to see. Carbon dioxide is invisible, and the prevailing imagery of climate change is often remote (such as ice floes melting) or abstract and scientific (charts and global temperature maps). Nobody really knows what 2 or 4 of global warming might look like in their community. The causes of climate change that surround us are often only dimly perceived or concealed, and there are as yet few examples of effective community solutions that people can see.

Global Warming For Dummies

Author: Elizabeth May,Zoe Caron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470738588

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 7958


Get positive suggestions for practical solutions to this heated issue. Hotly debated in the political arena and splashed across the media almost 24/7, global warming has become the topic of the moment. Whatever one's views on its cause, there is no denying that the earth's climate is changing, and people everywhere are worried. Global Warming For Dummies sorts out fact from fiction, explaining the science behind climate change and examining the possible long-term effects of a warmer planet. This no-nonsense yet friendly guide helps you explore solutions to this challenging problem, from what governments and industry can do to what you can do at home and how to get involved.

Landslides and Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions

Proceedings of the International Conference on Landslides and Climate Change, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK, 21–24 May 2007

Author: Robin McInnes,Jenny Jakeways,Helen Fairbank,Emma Mathie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0415889375

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 514

View: 4974


Understanding the relationship between landslides and climate change is crucially important in planning a proactive approach to hazard and risk management. Advances in geohazard modelling and prediction enable us to be better prepared for the impacts of climate change, but there is still a need for effective risk management and informed planning policy to improve the safety and sustainability of communities at risk. The increasing frequency of extreme weather events has highlighted our vulnerability to the impact of climate change, and has resulted in enormous human and economic loss. This book presents the Proceedings of the International Conference on ‘Landslides and Climate Change – Challenges and Solutions’, which was held in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK in May 2007. The volume considers the practical experiences of hazard management, risk governance and response to climate change, and will be of interest to engineers, planners, practitioners, regional and local authorities, academics and politicians.

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: 6285


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.

Understanding Climate Change

Science, Policy, and Practice

Author: Sarah Burch,Sara Harris

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442665912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 2924


Conversations about climate change are filled with challenges involving complex data, deeply held values, and political issues. Understanding Climate Change provides readers with a concise, accessible, and holistic picture of the climate change problem, including both the scientific and human dimensions. Understanding Climate Change examines climate change as both a scientific and a public policy issue. Sarah L. Burch and Sara E. Harris explain the basics of the climate system, climate models and prediction, and human and biophysical impacts, as well as strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing adaptability, and enabling climate change governance. The authors examine the connections between climate change and other pressing issues, such as human health, poverty, and other environmental problems, and they explore the ways that sustainable responses to climate change can simultaneously address those issues. An effective and integrated introduction to an urgent and controversial issue, Understanding Climate Change contains the tools needed for students, instructors, and decision-makers to become constructive participants in the human response to climate change.