Introduction to Modern Climate Change

Introduction to Modern Climate Change

by Andrew Dessler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521173159

ISBN-13: 9780521173155

Pub. Date: 10/31/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This textbook is tightly focused on the problem of anthropogenic climate change. It is unique among textbooks on climate change in that it combines an introduction of the science with an introduction to the non-science issues such as the economic and policy options. Unlike more purely descriptive textbooks, it contains the quantitative depth that is necessary for

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Overview

This textbook is tightly focused on the problem of anthropogenic climate change. It is unique among textbooks on climate change in that it combines an introduction of the science with an introduction to the non-science issues such as the economic and policy options. Unlike more purely descriptive textbooks, it contains the quantitative depth that is necessary for an adequate understanding of the science of climate change. The goal of the book is for a student to leave the class ready to engage in the public policy debate on this issue. This is an invaluable textbook for any introductory survey course on the science and policy of climate change, for both non-science majors and introductory science students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521173155
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
113,649
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. An introduction to the climate problem; 2. Is the climate changing?; 3. Radiation and energy balance; 4. A simple climate model; 5. The carbon cycle; 6. Forcing, feedbacks, and climate sensitivity; 7. Why is the climate changing?; 8. The future of our climate; 9. Impacts; 10. Exponential growth; 11. Fundamentals of climate change policy; 12. Mitigation policies; 13. A brief history of climate science and politics; 14. Putting it together: a long-term policy to address climate change.

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