ISBN-10:
0878930272
ISBN-13:
2900878930271
Pub. Date:
10/30/2009
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Global Climate Change : Convergence of Disciplines

Global Climate Change : Convergence of Disciplines

by Arnold J. Bloom

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Global Climate Change : Convergence of Disciplines

Mark Twain's comment—everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it—no longer applies: human activities have altered the global climate, and governments are implementing policies to avoid more extreme perturbations. Global Climate Change examines the factors responsible for global climate change and the geophysical, biological, economic, legal, and cultural consequences of such changes. The book highlights the complexity of decision-making under uncertainty, contrasting the methods that various disciplines employ to evaluate past and future conditions.

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ISBN-13: 2900878930271
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Arnold J. Bloom received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Yale University. He spent several years developing computer models of the spread of air pollution over cities in the USA and Germany. He received a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, where he also completed a two-semester course in Environmental Legislation at the Law School. He conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He has been on the faculty of the University of California at Davis for thirty years. His publications range from major reviews on the economics of resource allocation in plants to the future of agriculture under rising carbon dioxide levels. He has coauthored textbooks on plant physiology and plant mineral nutrition. Global Climate Change: Convergence of Disciplines derives from a General Education course offered for the past seven years that has grown to an enrollment of three hundred students.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Global Climate Change

2. History of Earth's Climate

3. Causes of Climate

4. World of Tomorrow: Computer Simulation Models

5. Biological Impacts of Higher Carbon Dioxide Concentrations

6. Climate Change and the Biosphere

7. Mitigation Strategies: Transportation

8. Mitigation Strategies: Electric Power Generation

9. Mitigation Strategies: Other Sectors

10. Economics of Climate Change

11. Global Climate Change and the Law

12. Global Climate Change: The Human Response

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