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Introduction to Modern Climate Change

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9780521173155

ISBN10:
0521173159
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Pub. Date:
10/10/2011
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Cambridge University Press
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Summary

This textbook is tightly focused on the problem of anthropogenic climate change. It is unique among textbooks on climate change in that it combines an introduction of the science with an introduction to the non-science issues such as the economic and policy options. Unlike more purely descriptive textbooks, it contains the quantitative depth that is necessary for an adequate understanding of the science of climate change. The goal of the book is for a student to leave the class ready to engage in the public policy debate on this issue. This is an invaluable textbook for any introductory survey course on the science and policy of climate change, for both non-science majors and introductory science students.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
An introduction to the climate problemp. 1
Is the climate changing?p. 16
Radiation and energy balancep. 34
A simple climate modelp. 48
The carbon cyclep. 62
Forcing, feedbacks, and climate sensitivityp. 82
Why is the climate changing?p. 103
The future of our climatep. 118
Impactsp. 136
Exponential growthp. 153
Fundamentals of climate change policyp. 165
Mitigation policiesp. 185
A brief history of climate science and politicsp. 198
Putting it together: A long-term policy to address climate changep. 216
Referencesp. 231
Indexp. 235
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