ISBN-10:
1118057538
ISBN-13:
9781118057537
Pub. Date:
01/29/2013
Publisher:
Wiley
Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us / Edition 1

Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us / Edition 1

by Charles Fletcher

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Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us / Edition 1

Fletcher's 1st edition of "Climate Change: What the ScienceTells Us" places strong emphasis on the peer-reviewed literature inreporting the impacts of climate change on the ocean, terrestrialecosystems, the water cycle, human communities, dangerous weatherpatterns, and potential future Earth systems. The book offersdetailed discussion of greenhouse gases, oceanic and atmosphericprocesses, Pleistocene and Holocene paleoclimate, the humanfingerprints of climate change, modeling climate, sea level rise,climate impacts on economic sectors, and dangerous weather patternsassociated with climate change.

Fletcher offers the first real textbook to present the sciencesurrounding climate change at the right level for an undergraduatestudent. His polished writing style makes this an entertaining readwhile the pedagogical support and organization helps studentsbetter identify and understand key concepts, ideas and terms. Eachchapter is organized with learning objectives, student exercises,videos, scientific citations to promote further learning, andcreative thinking problems to underpin classroom discussion.

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ISBN-13: 9781118057537
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Pages: 265
Sales rank: 476,775
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 WHAT IS THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT AND HOW IS IT BEING ALTERED BY HUMAN ACTIVITIES? 2

Chapter 2 WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE? 44

Chapter 3 HOW DO WE KNOW THAT HUMANS ARE THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING? 72

Chapter 4 HOW DO SCIENTISTS PROJECT FUTURE CLIMATE? 104

Chapter 5 WHAT IS THE REALITY OF SEA-LEVEL RISE? 140

Chapter 6 HOW DOES GLOBAL WARMING AFFECT OUR COMMUNITY? 176

Chapter 7 WHAT IS THE LATEST WORD ON CLIMATE CHANGE? 218

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