Global Warming

Overview

Are we doing enough to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions?

How will global warming affect human health?

How do scientists predict future climates?

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Overview

Are we doing enough to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions?

How will global warming affect human health?

How do scientists predict future climates?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848983205
  • Publisher: Newforest Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Series: Cutting-Edge Science Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Susie Hodge works for the Royal Academy of Arts, the Tate Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum to produce booklets for visitors, teachers, and students. She is the author and illustrator of several books including Art Attack, Drawing Is Fun!, Global Warming, and Great Places in History.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Polar Bears Under Threat 4

What Is Global Warming? 6

Chapter 1 Our World

Atmosphere 8

Weather and Climate 10

The Oceans' Effects 12

The Sun 14

Chapter 2 The Greenhouse Effect

Heat Trap 16

Fossil Fuels 18

Human-made Greenhouse Gases 20

The Discovery of Global Warming 22

Acidifying Oceans 24

Dangerous Emissions 26

Chapter 3 The Past and the Future

A Window to History 28

Secrets of the Trees 30

Piecing It Together 32

Controlling Global Warming 34

A Natural Occurrence 36

Chapter 4 Predicting the Future

Measuring Change 38

Warming Warning 40

Hot, Hot, Hot 42

Forecasting the Effects 44

Predicting Problems 46

Human Health 48

Chapter 5 Government and You

Taking Action 50

Are We in Time? 52

Environmental Programs 54

Tomorrow's Scientists 56

Everlasting Energy? 58

Planet Under Pressure 60

Glossary 62

Index 64

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