Global Environmental Change

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Few people today are unaware of the far-reaching effects of global environmental change, and it is now generally accepted that human activities are the root cause of the changes in climate. Global Environmental Change provides a balanced overview of the problems associated with global warming. Commencing with a chapter on the evidence for global warming presented by Sir John Houghton, the book then goes on to discuss the many problems associated with air pollution. Subsequent chapters cover rising sea levels, the...

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Overview

Few people today are unaware of the far-reaching effects of global environmental change, and it is now generally accepted that human activities are the root cause of the changes in climate. Global Environmental Change provides a balanced overview of the problems associated with global warming. Commencing with a chapter on the evidence for global warming presented by Sir John Houghton, the book then goes on to discuss the many problems associated with air pollution. Subsequent chapters cover rising sea levels, the effect of climate change on human health and the role of environmental performance in industry. This readable and factually detailed book will have wide appeal but will be of particular interest to environmental scientists, industrial managers, policy-makers and students.

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Presents an overview of the problems associated with global warming for scientists and engineers in industry, public service, consultancy, and academic institutions. Written by specialists in the field, the volume covers evidence for global warming, air pollution, rising sea levels, the effect of climate change on human health, and the role of environmental performance on industry. Distributed in the US by Springer Verlag. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

The series has been edited by Professors Hester and Harrison since it began in 1994.

Professor Roy Harrison OBE is listed by ISI Thomson Scientific (on ISI Web of Knowledge) as a Highly Cited Researcher in the Environmental Science/Ecology category. He has an h-index of 54 (i.e. 54 of his papers have received 54 or more citations in the literature). In 2004 he was appointed OBE for services to environmental science in the New Year Honours List. He was profiled by the Journal of Environmental Monitoring (Vol 5, pp 39N-41N, 2003). Professor Harrison’s research interests lie in the field of environment and human health. His main specialism is in air pollution, from emissions through atmospheric chemical and physical transformations to exposure and effects on human health. Much of this work is designed to inform the development of policy.

Now an emeritus professor, Professor Ron Hester's current activities in chemistry are mainly as an editor and as an external examiner and assessor. He also retains appointments as external examiner and assessor / adviser on courses, individual promotions, and departmental / subject area evaluations both in the UK and abroad.

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Table of Contents

An Overview of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its Process of Science Assessment; A Perspective on Global Air Pollution Problems; Influence of Climate Variability and Change on the Structure, Dynamics and Exploitation of Marine Ecosystems; Rising Sea Levels: Potential Impacts and Responses; Climate Change, Global Food Supply and Risk of Hunger; Global Environmental Changes and Human Health; Corporate Environmental Performance; Subject Index.

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