Global Warming

Global Warming

by Burkhard Bilger
     
 

The combined activities of modern civilization are polluting the atmosphere with excess amounts of 'greenhouse gases'--carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and chlorofluorocarbons. These gases work only too well in increasing the greenhouse effect. The more solar energy they capture, the warmer the planet may become, until a hotter climate dramatically alters the… See more details below

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Overview

The combined activities of modern civilization are polluting the atmosphere with excess amounts of 'greenhouse gases'--carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and chlorofluorocarbons. These gases work only too well in increasing the greenhouse effect. The more solar energy they capture, the warmer the planet may become, until a hotter climate dramatically alters the way human beings live. Global Warming tells the story of the discovery of this phenomenon, the scientific controversy surrounding it, the ways in which climate change may threaten civilization, and what governments and individuals will have to do to control it.

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Gr 9 Up-- Despite some minor inaccuracies, these well-researched and well-organized books cogently explain complex scientific, political, and social issues. While Bilger presents the doubtfulness of some of the conclusions concerning global warming, he does take the view that it is occurring, and as a result of human activity. Sources of additional information are included. The few black-and-white photographs and diagrams are adequate. Tesar's Global Warming (Facts on File, 1991) is comparable, but with more pertinent and clearer illustrations. The Greenhouse Effect by Harris and The Ozone Layer (both Crestwood, 1990) by Duden are for slightly younger readers. --Meryl Silverstein, American Museum of Natural History, New York City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791015759
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Series:
Earth at Risk Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.47(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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