Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press, UK, Nov 25, 2004 - Science - 184 pages
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Global Warming is one of the most controversial scientific issues of the twenty first century. This book provides an informative, up-to-date, and readable book about the predicted impacts of global warming and the surprises that could be in store for us in the near future. - ;Global Warming is one of the most controversial scientific issues of the twenty-first century. This is a problem that has serious economic, sociological, geopolitical, political, and personal implications. This Very Short Introduction is an informative, up-to-date, and readable book about the predicted impacts of global warming and the surprises that could be in store for us in the near future. It unpacks the controversies that surround global warming, drawing on material from the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a huge collaborative study drawing together current thinking on the subject from experts in a range of disciplines, and for the first time presents the findings of the Panel for a general readership. The book also discusses the politics of global warming, and looks at what we can do now to adapt to climate change and mitigate its worst effects. -

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Mark Maslin is Lecturer in palaeoceanography and palaeoclimatology at the Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London. He writes for the New Scientist and the Guardian, and has been a consultant, commentator, and presenter for radio and television programmes. He is author of Global Warming (forthcoming from Colin Baxter), volumes on earthquakes, storms, and floods in the 'Restless Planet' series, and more than fifty journal articles on climatology and environmental geography.

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