Global Warming (Global Issues)

Global Warming (Global Issues)

by Natalie Goldstein
     
 

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Global Warming is designed to be a first-stop resource for research on this key challenge facing the world today. This book contains three sections, beginning with an introduction that clearly defines the issue, followed by detailed case studies of the issue's affect in the United States and several other countries. The second section draws together significant U.S

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Global Warming is designed to be a first-stop resource for research on this key challenge facing the world today. This book contains three sections, beginning with an introduction that clearly defines the issue, followed by detailed case studies of the issue's affect in the United States and several other countries. The second section draws together significant U.S. and international primary source documents, and the third section gathers useful research tools, such as brief biographies, facts and figures, an annotated bibliography, and more. A foreword written by an expert in the field complements the text. A chronology, glossary, and index provide additional help.

Earth's climate is changing, and although the scientific community debates the exact correlation between human activity and climatic change, there is almost universal consensus that human activities directly affect Earth's climate-an idea referred to as global warming.

Many scientists now advocate that countries take an active role in limiting the damage they cause, which has expanded the movement concerned about global warming from an environmental campaign to a political and social one. Global Warming offers a clear account of the science behind climate change, the potential harm that industrial economies cause to the environment, the international debates that have emerged, and the potential for mitigation. The volume explores specific case studies from the United States, Brazil, Australia, Germany, and China and analyzes the impact each country's industry has had on the climate and the steps each is taking to ensure a sustainable future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816067695
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
Facts on File Global Issues Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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