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Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified

Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified

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by Jerry Silver
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071601184
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
02/24/2008
Series:
Demystified
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
958,257
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Jerry Silver has spent nearly two decades developing components for terrestrial photovoltaic systems for the Solarex Corporation (now BP solar). He has worked for several organizations involved with solar energy development, including the United States Department of Energy. Mr. Silver currently teaches science in New Jersey.

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Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of the many books written on the topic of global warming and climate change, this one has impressed me in several ways. For one thing it lays out the science in a straightforward way. The book is honest and direct with the facts. It does not over-dramatize the problem as some other books have done. The reader is given the opportunity to respond to the issue without being beaten over the head with a political agenda. The case for global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels however is made clear. Its effects in terms of impact are also spelled out in convincing detail. What I like best is the section on solutions. This is not a lets-be-green for a day feel good book. The solutions go well beyond just screwing in more efficient light bulbs or everyone doing their part. Specific changes to how we generate energy and transport people are spelled out. Coal will be a dominant source of electric power for the next several decades and this book provides a very practical and realistic insight into what needs to be done to reduce its impact on climate. I also like the fact that this book is up to date in that it includes the most recent results from the IPCC and the Bali confernece. There are several good books coming out on the subject of climate change, but I think this one is definitely worth the time to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very informative and still easy to read. Highly recommended!