Does the Weather Really Matter?: The Social Implications of Climate Change

Does the Weather Really Matter?: The Social Implications of Climate Change

by William James Burroughs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521017440

ISBN-13: 9780521017442

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

BL What has been the real impact of past weather extremes on historic events?BL Is the frequency and impact of weather extremes changing?BL Can we predict how the climate will behave in the future; what will be the consequences of these changes?BL Are greater, less predictable changes just around the corner?This book, written for a broad audience, seeks to answer

Overview

BL What has been the real impact of past weather extremes on historic events?BL Is the frequency and impact of weather extremes changing?BL Can we predict how the climate will behave in the future; what will be the consequences of these changes?BL Are greater, less predictable changes just around the corner?This book, written for a broad audience, seeks to answer these questions by providing a balanced and accessible analysis of the current debate on climatic change, and its possible impacts on all aspects of society.50 word blurb for advertisement:This book, written for a broad audience, provides a balanced and accessible analysis of the current debate on climatic change, and its possible past and future impacts on all aspects of human society.15 word blurb for advertisement:This book, written for a broad audience, provides a balanced and accessible analysis of climatic change on human society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521017442
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The historical evidence; 3. Cold winters; 4. Storms, floods and droughts; 5. How much do we know about climatic change?; 6. Models of the climate and the economy; 7. Consequences of forecasting; 8. Conclusions; References; Index.

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