Climate Change

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Infobase Publishing, Jun 23, 2010 - Climatic changes - 177 pages
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How humans respond to global warming is crucial for their survival amid the growing threat of moving coastal cities, migrating crop belts, changing climate zones, and varying river conditions. A thorough examination of the climate history of the past million years may help predict and alter the course for the future.
 

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Contents

Natural Longterm Climate Change
1
Natural Medium and Shortterm Climate Change
20
HumanInduced Climate Changes
43
Global Climate Changes that Lead to Droughts
58
Examples of Expanding Deserts
76
Shrinking Glaciers
93
Past Present and Future
109
Summary
127
The Geologic Timescale
131
Glossary
133
Further Reading and Web Sites
143
Index
149
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