Climate Myths

The Campaign Against Climate Science

Author: John J. Berger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985909208

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 132

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Climate Myths is both a primer on climate change and a definitive rebuttal of climate science denial. The book can thus be used to help educate students, teachers, and the general public about the controversy over climate change. Climate Myths puts the campaign against climate science in historical, political, and economic context and juxtaposes the claims of climate change deniers with the facts about climate change as revealed by authoritative climate science. Climate Myths dispels common misunderstandings about climate change and spotlights the companies, organizations, and individuals who have promoted climate myths in the course of their highly successful, multimillion dollar climate disinformation campaigns. Drawing on the principles and achievements of climate science, Climate Myths summarizes the imminent threat of rapid climate change, pointing readers toward needed action.
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Mathematics Education

A Spectrum of Work in Mathematical Sciences Departments

Author: Jacqueline Dewar,Pao-sheng Hsu,Harriet Pollatsek

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319449508

Category: Mathematics

Page: 391

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Many in the mathematics community in the U.S. are involved in mathematics education in various capacities. This book highlights the breadth of the work in K-16 mathematics education done by members of US departments of mathematical sciences. It contains contributions by mathematicians and mathematics educators who do work in areas such as teacher education, quantitative literacy, informal education, writing and communication, social justice, outreach and mentoring, tactile learning, art and mathematics, ethnomathematics, scholarship of teaching and learning, and mathematics education research. Contributors describe their work, its impact, and how it is perceived and valued. In addition, there is a chapter, co-authored by two mathematicians who have become administrators, on the challenges of supporting, evaluating, and rewarding work in mathematics education in departments of mathematical sciences. This book is intended to inform the readership of the breadth of the work and to encourage discussion of its value in the mathematical community. The writing is expository, not technical, and should be accessible and informative to a diverse audience. The primary readership includes all those in departments of mathematical sciences in two or four year colleges and universities, and their administrators, as well as graduate students. Researchers in education may also find topics of interest. Other potential readers include those doing work in mathematics education in schools of education, and teachers of secondary or middle school mathematics as well as those involved in their professional development.
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Energy Security, Equality and Justice

Author: Benjamin K. Sovacool,Roman V. Sidortsov,Benjamin R. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135074194

Category: Law

Page: 222

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This book applies concepts from ethics, justice, and political philosophy to five sets of contemporary energy problems cutting across time, economics, politics, geography, and technology. In doing so, the authors derive two key energy justice principles from modern theories of distributive justice, procedural justice, and cosmopolitan justice. The prohibitive principle states that "energy systems must be designed and constructed in such a way that they do not unduly interfere with the ability of people to acquire those basic goods to which they are justly entitled." The affirmative principle states that "if any of the basic goods to which people are justly entitled can only be secured by means of energy services, then in that case there is also a derivative entitlement to the energy services." In laying out and employing these principles, the book details a long list of current energy injustices ranging from human rights abuses and energy-related civil conflict to energy poverty and pervasive and growing negative externalities. The book illustrates the significance of energy justice by combining the most up-to-date data on global energy security and climate change, including case studies and examples from the electricity supply, transport, and heating and cooking sectors, with appraisals based on centuries of thought about the meaning of justice in social decisions.
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AS/A2 Geography Contemporary Case Studies: Climate Change

Author: David Redfern

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144419254X

Category: Science

Page: 128

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Contemporary Case Studies feature up-to-date case studies on key topics in AS and A2 Geography. Written by highly experienced authors, examiners and teachers, each title opens with an introductory framework that identifies the relevant key concepts and then follows with a series of short cases that include succinct analysis of the issues raised. In the Using case studies boxes, specific questions are posed and examiner guidance is provided on how the material can be used to tackle them; exercises based on one or more of the case studies are also included. The concluding section provides more detailed advice on making the most of the case studies in the examination.
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Climate Change

Author: Joseph Romm

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019086611X

Category: Medical

Page: 346

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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"--
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Climate Peril

The Intelligent Reader's Guide to Understanding the Climate Crisis

Author: John J. Berger,Paul R. Ehrlich,Anne H. Ehrlich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985909246

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 331

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In a work of enormous scope and depth, John Berger lucidly explains natural climate processes in language ordinary readers can easily grasp and vividly shows how the climate impacts of industrial society is altering the fate of the Earth and human destiny. Climate Peril starkly reveals that climate change's effects are longer-lasting, more immediate, and far worse than most readers now suspect, affecting our health and security as well as our economy and the natural world. Climate Peril also identifies the main obstacles to climate protection and clearly explains why a global program of emergency action is now needed.
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Beating the Heat

Why and how We Must Combat Global Warming

Author: John J. Berger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 133

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The author of "Restoring the Earth" turns his focus to the threat of global warming and includes recipes for change and steps to be taken on a regional and worldwide level. 18 illustrations.
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Silent Valley, myth and reality

an exposure of the National Committee on Environmental Planning and Coordination and the campaign against the Silent Valley Project

Author: K. Vijayachandran,India. National Committee on Environmental Planning and Coordination

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dams

Page: 115

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