Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future

Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future

by Edmond Mathez, Jason Smerdon

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ISBN-13: 9780231518185
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 04/25/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 344
File size: 50 MB
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About the Author

Edmond A. Mathez is curator in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He is one of the leading expositors of earth systems science, having co-written The Earth Machine: The Science of a Dynamic Planet. He and Michael Oppenheimer developed a major exhibition that opened in October 2008 at the American Museum of Natural History, "Climate Change: The Threat to Life and a New Energy Future," and that is traveling to major cities around the world.

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
1. Climate in Context
2. The Character of the Atmosphere
3. The World Ocean
4. The Carbon Cycle and How It Influences Climate
5. A Scientific Framework for Thinking About Climate Change
6. Learning from Climates Past
7. A Century of Warming and Some Consequences
8. More Consequences: The Sensitive Arctic and Sea-Level Rise
9. Climate Models and the Future
10. Energy and the Future
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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from the foreword by Michael Oppenheimer

There has been a crying need for a readable account of the vast scope of climate change, one that is accessible to a broad range of readers willing to devote a modest amount of time to understanding the science and its implications. Climate Change fills the bill and comes along none too soon.

Michael Oppenheimer

There has been a crying need for a readable account of the vast scope of climate change, one that is accessible to a broad range of readers willing to devote a modest amount of time to understanding the science and its implications. Climate Change fills the bill and comes along none too soon.

Mark A. Cane

Concise and comprehensive, Edmond A. Mathez's book lays out the scientific issues from past climate change to our energy future with notable clarity. An essential book for all of us concerned about the planet we leave to our children and grandchildren.

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