The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge, Third Edition / Edition 3

The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge, Third Edition / Edition 3

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0520268237
ISBN-13:
9780520268234
Pub. Date:
11/15/2011
Publisher:
University of California Press
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The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge, Third Edition / Edition 3

This highly acclaimed atlas distills the vast science of climate change, providing a reliable and insightful guide to this rapidly growing field. Since the 2006 publication of the first edition, climate change has climbed even higher up the global agenda. This new edition reflects the latest developments in research and the impact of climate change, and in current efforts to mitigate and adapt to changes in the world’s weather.

The atlas covers a wide range of topics, including warning signs, vulnerable populations, health impacts, renewable energy, emissions reduction, personal and public action. The third edition includes new or additional coverage of a number of topics, including agreements reached in Copenhagen and Cancun, ocean warming and increased acidity, the economic impact of climate change, and advantages gained by communities and business from adapting to climate change. The extensive maps and graphics have been updated with new data, making this edition once again an essential resource for everyone concerned with this pressing subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520268234
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 706,876
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Voices & Visions of Our Future Wangari Maathai Philippe Cousteau, 9,
About the Authors, 10,
Introduction, 11,
Definition of Key Terms, 16,
PART 1 SIGNS OF CHANGE, 21,
1 Warning Signs, 22,
2 Polar Changes, 24,
3 Shrinking Glaciers, 26,
4 Ocean Changes, 28,
5 Everyday Extremes, 30,
PART 2 The Changing Climate, 33,
6 The Greenhouse Effect, 34,
7 The Climate System, 36,
8 Interpreting Past Climates, 38,
9 Forecasting Future Climates, 40,
10 Climate & Social Crises, 42,
PART 3 DRIVING CLIMATE CHANGE, 45,
11 Emissions Past & Present, 46,
12 Fossil Fuels, 48,
13 Methane & Other Gases, 50,
14 Transport, 52,
15 Agriculture, 54,
16 The Carbon Balance, 56,
PART 4 EXPECTED CONSEQUENCES, 59,
17 Disrupted Ecosystems, 60,
18 Water Security, 62,
19 Food Security, 64,
20 Threats to Health, 66,
21 Rising Sea Levels, 68,
22 Cities at Risk, 70,
23 Cultural Losses, 72,
PART 5 RESPONDING TO CHANGE, 75,
24 Urgent Action to Adapt, 76,
25 Building Capacity to Adapt, 78,
26 City Responses, 80,
27 Renewable Energy, 82,
28 Low Carbon Futures, 84,
29 Counting Carbon, 86,
PART 6 INTERNATIONAL POLICY & ACTION, 89,
30 International Action, 90,
31 Meeting Kyoto Targets, 92,
32 Looking Beyond Kyoto, 94,
33 Trading Carbon Credits, 96,
34 Financing the Response, 98,
PART 7 COMMITTING TO SOLUTIONS, 101,
35 Personal Action, 102,
36 Public Action, 104,
PART 8 CLIMATE CHANGE DATA, 107,
Table, 108,
Sources & Notes, 116,
Photo Credits, 124,
Index, 125,

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