Publisher: Wikibooks 2012
Number of pages: 230
This Wikibook deals with climate change, in particular the recent climate change that is also referred to as 'global warming'. The book is really two parts: first, a primer on the science of climate change, and second, a study of societal implications of climate change.
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by Bharat Raj Singh - InTech
Global warming has become perhaps the most complicated issue facing world leaders. It is becoming clear that humans have caused most of the warming by releasing heat-trapping gases as we power our modern lives mainly by the burning of fossil fuels.
by I. Zabel, D. Duggan-Haas, R. Ross - Paleontological Research Institution
This book includes both the basics of climate change science and perspectives on teaching a subject that has become socially and politically polarized. The focus audience is high school Earth science and environmental science teachers.
by Thomas R. Karl, at al. - Cambridge University Press
The report summarizes the impacts of climate change on the US, now and in the future. It focuses on climate change impacts in different regions and on various aspects of society and the economy such as energy, water, agriculture, and health.
by Richard C. J. Somerville - University of California Press
An authoritative, up-to-date handbook on global change. Written by a scientist for nonscientists, this primer humanizes the great environmental issues of our time - the hole in the ozone layer, the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and air pollution.