Global Warming: The Complete Briefing

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-27
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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John Houghton's market-leading textbook is now in full colour and includes the latest IPCC findings, making it the definitive guide to climate change. Written for students across a wide range of disciplines, its simple, logical flow of ideas gives an invaluable grounding in the science and impacts of climate change and highlights the need for action on global warming. Is there evidence for climate changing due to human activities? How do we account for recent extremes of weather and climate? Can global electricity provision and transport ever be carbon free? Written by a leading figure at the forefront of action to confront humanity's most serious environmental problem, this undergraduate textbook comprehensively explores these and other issues, allowing students to think through the problem, assess the data and draw conclusions on the action that should be taken, by governments, by industry and by each and every one of us.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the first edition
Introduction to the second edition]
Introduction to the third edition
Introduction to the fourth edition
Global warming and climate change
The Greenhouse effect
The Greenhouse gases
Climates of the past
Modelling the climate
Climate change for the twenty-first century and beyond
The impacts of climate change
Why should we be concerned?
Weighing the uncertainty
Strategy for action to slow and stabilize climate change
Energy and transport for the future
The Global Village
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