Global Warming 101

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The accelerating pace of global warming is provoking anxiety that the Earth is reaching an ominous threshold, a point of no return. Within a decade or two, various feedbacks may take greenhouse warming past any human ability to contain or reverse it. Carbon-dioxide levels in the atmosphere are rising rapidly, fed by increasing fossil-fuel use world-wide, melting permafrost, slash-and-burn agriculture in Indonesia and Brazil, increasing wildfires, as well as rapid industrialization using dirty coal in China and ...

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Overview

The accelerating pace of global warming is provoking anxiety that the Earth is reaching an ominous threshold, a point of no return. Within a decade or two, various feedbacks may take greenhouse warming past any human ability to contain or reverse it. Carbon-dioxide levels in the atmosphere are rising rapidly, fed by increasing fossil-fuel use world-wide, melting permafrost, slash-and-burn agriculture in Indonesia and Brazil, increasing wildfires, as well as rapid industrialization using dirty coal in China and India. Global warming may well become the most urgent problem the world faces during the 21st Century . Natural variations are no longer the major contribution (or forcing) in Earth's climate. Human contributions became the major factor about 1950.

This book has been prepared as a reference for high-school students, but it also will be useful for anyone who wants a compact, plain-spoken basic guide to the science of global warming. Global Warming 101 begins with an examination of basic issues, followed by important controversies in the field. The book then describes scientific issues related to melting ice, rising seas, and effects on plants and animals, as well as human health. Global Warming 101 concludes with consideration of possible solutions. Global Warming 101 combines a survey of the science of global warming with reporting from around the world, from sinking Pacific islands and thawing Arctic permafrost, which indicate that significant global warming already has begun.

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"…this book takes a crucial, complex scientific field and makes it readily accessible to readers. I firmly think this book ought to be required reading for everyone on teh planet, and at the very least, I think a copy shoudl be in every high school classroom in this country. Anything less would be a disservice to our educational charges."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313346903
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/30/2008
  • Series: Science 101 Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

BRUCE E. JOHANSEN is Frederick W. Kayser Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has been teaching and writing in the School of Communication at UNO since 1982. Johansen writes frequently about environmental subjects, including Global Warming in the 21st century (Praeger, 3 vols., 2006), The Global Warming Desk Reference (Greenwood, 2001), The Dirty Dozen: Toxic Chemicals and the Earth's Future (Praeger, 2003), and Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues (Greenwood, 2004).

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Table of Contents

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Ch. 1 Introduction 1

Ch. 2 Iran's Changing Role in Regional Security 27

Ch. 3 Military Spending, Arms Imports, and Military Manning 30

Ch. 4 The Iranian Army 40

Ch. 5 The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (Pasdaran) 73 |

Ch. 6 The Iranian Air Force 84

Ch. 7 The Iranian Navy 108

Ch. 8 Paramilitary, internal security, and intelligence forces 129

Ch. 9 Iran's Long-Range Missile Arsenal 134

Ch. 10 Iran's Weapons of Mass Destruction Program: Chemical and Biological Weapons 157

Ch. 11 Possible Nuclear Weapons Programs 169

Ch. 12 Iran's Strategic Capabilities and the Possible Response 195

Notes 243

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