The Rough Guide To Climate Change

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Penguin, Feb 4, 2008 - Travel - 374 pages
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The Rough Guide to Climate Change gives the complete picture of the single biggest issue facing the planet. Cutting a swathe through scientific research and political debate, this completely updated 2nd edition lays out the facts and assesses the options- global and personal- for dealing with the threat of a warming world. The guide looks at the evolution of our atmosphere over the last 4.5 billion years and what computer simulations of climate change reveal about our past, present, and future. This updated edition includes new information from the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and an updated politics section to reflect post-Kyoto developments. Discover how rising temperatures and sea levels, plus changes to extreme weather patterns, are already affecting life around the world. The guide unravels how governments, scientists and engineers plan to tackle the problem and includes in-depth information and lifestyle tips about what you can do to help.

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This a fascinating reference book on a complex subject. I have not read it cover to cover, but find it interesting to read and concepts are well explained. I learn a bit more every time I pick it up. Read full review

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A very strong overview of a complex topic, the most interesting approach would of course be the one not taken and the one that, based on current science and the limitations of models, cannot actually ... Read full review


Foreword by James Lovelock vii
Introduction ix
a primer 3
The greenhouse effect 20
Whos responsible? 32
Extreme heat 45
Floods droughts 58
The big melt 75
A heated debate 247
The predicament 278
Political solutions 286
Technological solutions 306
Getting started 335
Home energy 338
Transport travel 345
Shopping 349

Oceans 106
Hurricanes other storms 128
Ecosystems agriculture 147
Keeping track 171
The long view 193
Circuits of change 227
Offsetting 353
Books 359
Websites 364
Index 367

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