Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified / Edition 1

Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified / Edition 1

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by Jerry Silver
     
 

A non-heated discussion on global warming and climate change

Interested in getting to the core of the reasons for the Earth's changing climate? Want an accurate reading on the science behind global warming? Here's your gauge! This easy-to-follow guide offers a temperate view of this hot topic.

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A non-heated discussion on global warming and climate change

Interested in getting to the core of the reasons for the Earth's changing climate? Want an accurate reading on the science behind global warming? Here's your gauge! This easy-to-follow guide offers a temperate view of this hot topic.

Global Warming & Climate Change Demystified starts by looking at scientific data gathered from weather instruments, satellite telemetry, ice cores, and coral sections that reveal how the Earth's temperature is changing. The book goes on to examine the causes of climate change, including both natural processes and human-generated greenhouse gases. Finally, the consequences of global warming are discussed and a wide variety of viable solutions that can be implemented by individuals as well as society as a whole are presented. Complete with end-of-chapter quizzes and a final review to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of global warming and climate change in an unbiased and thorough manner.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • A thorough review of scientific data
  • Details on the evidence of global warming worldwide
  • Information on the origin and impact of greenhouse gases
  • Explanations of alternatives to carbon-based energy sources
  • Suggestions for local and global solutions

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Global Warming & Climate Change Demystified is your shortcut to understanding this important and timely issue.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071502405
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
01/30/2008
Series:
Demystified Series
Pages:
289
Sales rank:
1,038,605
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Global Perspective—Thinking About the Earth

PART ONE: WHAT WE KNOW AND HOW WE KNOW IT

Chapter 2. Taking the Earth's Temperature

Chapter 3. Signs of Global Warming

PART TWO: WHY CLIMATE CHANGES

Chapter 4. The Earth's Thermostat—Keeping the Earth Warm

Chapter 5. Greenhouse Chemistry

Chapter 6. Origin and Impact of Greenhouse Gases

PART THREE: WHAT WE CAN EXPECT AND WHAT WE CAN DO

Chapter 7. Consequences of Global Warming

Chapter 8. Resetting the Earth's Thermostat—Solutions

Appendix A. Glossary

Appendix B. Milestones in the History of Climate Change

Appendix C. Satellites That Monitor Weather and Climate

Appendix D. Units of Measurement Applied to Climate Change

Appendix E. Selected Resources

Appendix F. Summary of Key Climate Variables

Appendix G. Lingering Doubts and Concerns

Appendix H. Answers to Chapter Review Questions

Appendix I. Answers to Final Exam

Index

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