Climate Change: From science to sustainability / Edition 2

Climate Change: From science to sustainability / Edition 2

by Stephen Peake, Joe Smith
     
 

Climate change is one of the most complex, multilayered and interdisciplinary intellectual puzzles facing us today. The questions are numerous. What scientific processes underpin climate change? To what extent is human activity a driver of climate change? Can future changes be reliably predicted? What are the likely consequences of climate change, and what policies

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Climate change is one of the most complex, multilayered and interdisciplinary intellectual puzzles facing us today. The questions are numerous. What scientific processes underpin climate change? To what extent is human activity a driver of climate change? Can future changes be reliably predicted? What are the likely consequences of climate change, and what policies are needed to mitigate these changes?

Climate Change offers a unique interdisciplinary journey through this important, and equally fascinating, field. It takes the reader from keystones of the underlying science - and not just the headlines - through to the philosophical and political consequences of climate change.

Taking into account latest scientific research and policy decisions, it blends earth science, biology, technology, economics, geography, politics, philosophy and ethics - together with other themes - to present a coherent, balanced overview of the field, with a particular eye towards one goal: the sustainability of our planet.

The potential impact of climate change is vast; Climate Change is the ideal guide to developing the skills needed to take part in the debates that will shape our future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199568321
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/26/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.30(d)

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