Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction (Google eBook)
Global warming is arguably the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise and accessible explanation of the key topics in the debate: looking at the predicted impact of climate change, exploring the political controversies of recent years, and explaining the proposed solutions. Fully updated for 2008, Mark Maslin's compelling account brings the reader right up to date, describing recent developments from US policy to the UK Climate Change Bill, and where we now stand with the Kyoto Protocol. He also includes a chapter on local solutions, reflecting the now widely held view that, to mitigate any impending disaster, governments as well as individuals must to act together. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Global Warming, hearteningly, might be one of the few topics where we could confidently assert that an Introduction is really not required. Everyone seems to know (more than) enough and already has an ... Read full review
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It wasn't until recently (80s) that global warming has occupied the world's eye balls. Nonetheless, by the end of the 60s, some scientist had already proposed correlation between CO2 volume and global ... Read full review
Preface to Second Edition
List of illustrations
List of tables
Chapter 1What is global warming?
Chapter 2A brief history of the global warming debate
Chapter 5What are the possible future impacts?
Chapter 9Visions of a zerocarbon future
Chapter 3What is the evidence for climate change?
Chapter 4How do you model the future?