Global Warming: The Complete Briefing / Edition 3

Global Warming: The Complete Briefing / Edition 3

by John Houghton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521528747

ISBN-13: 9780521528740

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Global warming and the resulting climate change are among the most serious environmental problems facing the world community. Global Warming: The Complete Briefing is the most comprehensive guide available to the subject. A world-renowned expert, Sir John Houghton explores the scientific basis of global warming and the likely impacts of climate change on human society…  See more details below

Overview

Global warming and the resulting climate change are among the most serious environmental problems facing the world community. Global Warming: The Complete Briefing is the most comprehensive guide available to the subject. A world-renowned expert, Sir John Houghton explores the scientific basis of global warming and the likely impacts of climate change on human society, before addressing the action that could be taken by governments, by industry and by individuals to mitigate the effects. The first two editions received excellent reviews, and this completely updated new edition will prove to be the best briefing the student or interested general reader could wish for.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521528740
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
Updated Edition
Pages:
351
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1Global warming and climate change1
2The greenhouse effect14
3The greenhouse gases28
4Climates of the past56
5Modelling the climate77
6Climate change in the twenty-first century and beyond115
7The impacts of climate change143
8Why should we be concerned?197
9Weighing the uncertainty216
10A strategy for action to slow and stabilise climate change242
11Energy and transport for the future268
12The global village322

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