Climate Change

Climate Change
Author: David Leonard Downie,Kate Brash,Catherine Vaughan
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1598841521
ISBN 13: 9781598841527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Book Review:

An accessible introduction to climate change that outlines key scientific, economic, and political issues, reviews how the global community has addressed the issue to date, and discusses the options being explored for further action. * Numerous primary source documents including excerpts from important early scientific articles on climate change, global climate treaties, the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment reports, and statements from academics, businesses, religious groups, and more * A rich variety of graphics help readers understand current and expected impacts of climate change, as well as the latest data and ideas from the scientific community on the subject of global climate change

Global Climate Change and Human Health

Global Climate Change and Human Health
Author: George Luber,Jay Lemery
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2015-11-02
ISBN 10: 1118505573
ISBN 13: 9781118505571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Climate Change and Human Health Book Review:

Learn the foundations of climate science and human health Global Climate Change and Human Health examines the environmental crisis from a public health and clinical health perspective, giving students and clinicians the information they need to prepare for the future of health care. Edited by George Luber, associate director for climate change at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Jay Lemery, associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and section chief of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and including chapters written by luminaries in the field, this landmark book provides a comprehensive introduction to climate change and health. Students will learn about climate changes direct effect on health, including extreme weather events, altered and degraded ecosystems, and threats to human security and welfare. Discussions on mitigation and adaptation strategies, including disease surveillance, communications, and greening health care, as well as a primer on the core concepts of climate change science are presented. Each chapter has a specific section on the clinical correlations of the impact of climate change on health. Informative illustrations depict increasing aeroallergens, shifting vector habitats, emergent risks, and more. Visual teaching materials broken down by chapter (including PowerPoint lecture slides) are available for instructors. This book shows how human health will be —and already has been — affected and how health care practitioners need to start preparing. Understand the science behind climate change and climate variability Learn how the availability of food and clean water will affect public health Consider the diseases that will surge as vector populations swell Discover mitigation strategies targeted toward the health care community Understanding how climate change affects human rights and how international institutions are responding Increased temperatures bring algal blooms that threaten clean water. Degraded air quality brings allergies, asthma, and respiratory diseases. Ground pollutants lower the nutritional value of food crops. It's clear that climate change is very much a public health concern, and Global Climate Change and Human Health helps those preparing to be on the front lines of health care.

Making Sense of Climate Change

Making Sense of Climate Change
Author: Ranjana Saikia
Publsiher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 8179932354
ISBN 13: 9788179932353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of Climate Change Book Review:

Climate change is an enormous challenge facing humankind today. Undoubtedly, it is the single largest environmental threat facing the planet, and we need to act fast to mitigate it. There is much that needs to be done and much that can be done to halt the catastrophic impacts of climate change. However, these steps have to be taken by all sections of human society, throughout the world. Making Sense of Climate Change discusses the causes, the impacts, as well as possible solutions, to tackle the problem at the individual, community, and global level in a simple easy-to-read style for the general reader

Climate Change

Climate Change
Author: Trevor M. Letcher
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2009-05-08
ISBN 10: 9780080933030
ISBN 13: 0080933033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Book Review:

The climate of the Earth is always changing. As the debate over the implications of changes in the Earth's climate has grown, the term climate change has come to refer primarily to changes we've seen over recent years and those which are predicted to be coming, mainly as a result of human behavior. This book serves as a broad, accessible guide to the science behind this often political and heated debate by providing scientific detail and evidence in language that is clear to both the non-specialist and the serious student. * provides all the scientific evidence for and possible causes of climate change in one book * written by expert scientists working in the field * logical, non-emotional conclusions * a source book for the latest findings on climate change

Marine Pollution and Climate Change

Marine Pollution and Climate Change
Author: Andres Hugo Arias,Jorge Eduardo Marcovecchio
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN 10: 1482299445
ISBN 13: 9781482299441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Pollution and Climate Change Book Review:

This book presents a broad overview of pollution issues facing climatic, economic, and legal globalization. Topics include changes in oceans from ancient times to the present, the importance of marine currents and changing climates, marine pollution linked to climate change (fossil fuels, global carbon dioxide, heavy metals, pesticides, plastics, emerging pollutants, and marine debris), global shipping and species invasion, global climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic environments, and regulatory responses to mitigate pollution and climate change in oceans.

Hot Air

Hot Air
Author: Jeffrey Simpson,Mark Jaccard,Nic Rivers
Publsiher: Emblem Editions
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-04-13
ISBN 10: 1551994186
ISBN 13: 9781551994185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hot Air Book Review:

Here’s a clear, believable book for Canadians concerned about our situation — and it offers a solution. It’s a brilliant mix. To “Canada’s best mind on the environment,” Mark Jaccard, who won the 2006 Donner Prize for an academic book in this area, you add Nic Rivers, a researcher who works with him at Simon Fraser University. Then you add Jeffrey Simpson, the highly respected Globe and Mail columnist, to punch the message home in a clear, hard-hitting way. The result is a unique book. Most other books on energy and climate change are: (a) terrifying or (b) academic or (c) quirky, advocating a single, neat solution like solar or wind power. This book is different. It starts with an alarming description of the climate threat to our country. Then it shifts to an alarming description of how Canadians have been betrayed by their politicians (“We’re working on it!”), their industrialists (“Things aren’t that bad, really, and voluntary guidelines will be good enough.”), and even their environmentalists (“Energy efficiency can be profitable, and people can change their lifestyles!”) All of this, of course, reinforces the myths that forceful policies are not needed. Hot Air then lays out in convincing and easily understandable terms the few simple policies that Canada must adopt right away in order to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next few decades. It even shows how these policies can be designed to have minimal negative effects. With evidence from other countries that are successfully addressing climate change, Hot Air shows why these are the only policies that will work — and why this is a matter of life and death for all of us. From the Hardcover edition.

What We Know about Climate Change

What We Know about Climate Change
Author: Kerry Emanuel
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN 10: 0262535912
ISBN 13: 9780262535915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Know about Climate Change Book Review:

An updated edition of a guide to the basic science of climate change, and a call to action. The vast majority of scientists agree that human activity has significantly increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere—most dramatically since the 1970s. Yet global warming skeptics and ill-informed elected officials continue to dismiss this broad scientific consensus. In this updated edition of his authoritative book, MIT atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel outlines the basic science of global warming and how the current consensus has emerged. Although it is impossible to predict exactly when the most dramatic effects of global warming will be felt, he argues, we can be confident that we face real dangers. Emanuel warns that global warming will contribute to an increase in the intensity and power of hurricanes and flooding and more rapidly advancing deserts. But just as our actions have created the looming crisis, so too might they avert it. Emanuel calls for urgent action to reduce greenhouse gases and criticizes the media for downplaying the dangers of global warming (and, in search of “balance,” quoting extremists who deny its existence). This edition has been updated to include the latest climate data, a discussion of the earth's carbon cycle, the warming hiatus of the first decade of this century, the 2017 hurricanes, advanced energy options, the withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, and more. It offers a new foreword by former U.S. Representative Bob Inglis (R-SC), who now works on climate action through his organization RepublicEN.

Climate Change

Climate Change
Author: Charles Fletcher
Publsiher: Wiley Global Education
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 1119399483
ISBN 13: 9781119399483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Book Review:

This book introduces climate change fundamentals and essential concepts that reveal the extent of the damage, the impacts felt around the globe, and the innovation and leadership it will take to bring an end to the status quo. Emphasizing peer-reviewed literature, this text details the impact of climate change on land and sea, the water cycle, human communities, the weather, and humanity’s collective future. Coverage of greenhouse gases, oceanic and atmospheric processes, Pleistocene and Holocene paleoclimate, sea levels, and other fundamental topics provide a deep understanding of key mechanisms, while discussion of extreme weather, economic impacts, and resource scarcity reveals how climate change is already impacting people’s lives—and will continue to do so at an increasing rate for the foreseeable future.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change  Second Edition
Author: S. George Philander
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1720
Release: 2012-06-13
ISBN 10: 1506320759
ISBN 13: 9781506320755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change Second Edition Book Review:

The First Edition of the Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change provided a multi-authored, academic yet non-technical resource for students and teachers to understand the importance of global warming, to appreciate the effects of human activity and greenhouse gases around the world, and to learn the history of climate change and the research enterprise examining it. This edition was well received, with notable reviews. Since its publication, the debate over the advent of global warming at least partially brought on by human enterprise has continued to ebb and flow, depending literally on the weather, politics, and media coverage of climate summits and debates. Advances in research also change the discourse as new data is collected and new scientific projects continue to explore and explain global warming and climate change. Thus, a new, Second Edition updates more than half of the original entries and adds new perspectives and content to keep students and researchers up-to-date in a field that has proven provocatively lively.

Preparing for Climate Change

Preparing for Climate Change
Author: Michael D. Mastrandrea,Stephen H. Schneider
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2010-09-10
ISBN 10: 0262289113
ISBN 13: 9780262289115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing for Climate Change Book Review:

Why we should prepare for climate change now by taking anticipatory action in vulnerable regions. Global momentum is building to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. So far, so good. The less happy news is that Earth's temperatures will continue to rise for decades. And evidence shows that climbing temperatures are already having serious consequences for vulnerable people and regions through droughts, extreme weather, and melting glaciers. In this book, climate experts Michael Mastrandrea and Stephen Schneider argue that we need to start adapting to climate change, now. They write that these efforts should focus primarily on identifying the places and people most at risk and taking anticipatory action—from developing drought-resistant crops to building sea walls. The authors roundly reject the idea that reactive, unplanned adaptation will solve our problems—that species will migrate northward as climates warm, and farmers will shift to new crops and more hospitable locations. And they are highly critical of “geoengineering” schemes that are designed to cool the planet by such methods as injecting iron into oceans or exploding volcanoes. Mastrandrea and Schneider insist that smart adaptation will require a series of local and regional projects, many of them in the countries least able to pay for them and least responsible for the problem itself. Ensuring that we address the needs of these countries, while we work globally to reduce emissions over the long term, is our best chance to avert global disaster and to reduce the terrible, unfair burdens that are likely to accompany global warming.

Climate Change

Climate Change
Author: Tony Juniper,Hrh The Prince of Wales,Emily Shuckburgh
Publsiher: Michael Joseph
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2017-01-26
ISBN 10: 9780718185855
ISBN 13: 0718185854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Book Review:

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Climate Change is a clear, simple and enlightening introduction to one of the most important issues facing our world today. From HRH The Prince of Wales, environmentalist Tony Juniper and climate scientist Dr Emily Shuckburgh, it explains the history, dangers and challenges of global warming and explores possible solutions with which to reduce its impact. You'll learn about the causes and consequences of climate disruption; heatwaves, floods and other extreme weather; disappearing wildlife; acid oceans; the benefits of limiting warming; sustainable farming, new clean technologies and the circular economy. Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. Other books currently available in the Ladybird Expert series include: � Quantum Mechanics � Evolution For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

Climate Change A Very Short Introduction

Climate Change  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Mark Maslin
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN 10: 0191029122
ISBN 13: 9780191029127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

Climate change is still, arguably, the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century. Previously published as Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction, the new edition is now Climate Change: A Very Short introduction, reflecting an important change in the terminology of the last decade. In the third edition, Mark Maslin includes crucial updates from the last few years, including the results of the 2013 IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, the effects of ocean acidification, and the impact of changes to global population and health. Exploring all of the key topics in the debate, Maslin makes sense of the complexities climate change involves, from political and social issues to environmental and scientific. Looking at its predicated impacts, he explores all of the controversies, and also explains the various proposed solutions. 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.

The Politics of Climate Change

The Politics of Climate Change
Author: Maxwell T. Boykoff
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2010-10-18
ISBN 10: 1136741720
ISBN 13: 9781136741722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Climate Change Book Review:

Climate change is a defining issue in contemporary life. Since the Industrial Revolution, heavy reliance on carbon-based sources for energy in industry and society has contributed to substantial changes in the climate, indicated by increases in temperature and sea level rise. In the last three decades, concerns regarding human contributions to climate change have moved from obscure scientific inquiries to the fore of science, politics, policy and practices at many levels. From local adaptation strategies to international treaty negotiation, ‘the politics of climate change’ is as pervasive, vital and contested as it has ever been. On the cusp of a new commitment to international co-operation to rein in greenhouse gas emissions, this essential book intervenes to help understand and engage with the dynamic and compelling ‘Politics of Climate Change’. This edited collection draws on a vast array of experience, expertise and perspectives, with authors with backgrounds in climate science, geography, environmental studies, biology, sociology, political science, psychology and philosophy. This reflects the contemporary conditions where the politics of climate change permeates and penetrates all facets of our shared lives and livelihoods. Chapters include the Politics of Climate Science, History of Climate Policy, the Cultural Politics of Climate Change: Interactions in the Spaces of Everyday, the Politics of Interstate Climate Negotiations, the Politics of the Carbon Economy, and Addressing Inequality. An A – Z glossary of key terms offers additional information in dictionary format, with entries on topics including Carbon tax, Stabilization, Renewable technologies and the World Meteorological Organization. A section of Maps offers a visual overview of the effects of environmental change.

Dictionary of Global Climate Change

Dictionary of Global Climate Change
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1992-08-31
ISBN 10: 041203901X
ISBN 13: 9780412039010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Global Climate Change Book Review:

Climate, climate change, climate fluctuations and climatic trends are only a few of the terms used today, in not only conferences, scientific symposia and workshops, but also parliaments and in discussions throughout society. climatologists these terms may be well known; to the vast majority of people, however, they are new, and they require definition and explanation. The World Meteorological Organization inherited an interest and involvement in the studies of climate and climate change from its predecessor, the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was established in 1873. By 1929 the had set up a Commission for Climatology to deal with matters related to climate studies. When, in 1950, the World Meteorological Organization assumed the mantle of the it retained the commission which, among other responsibilities, had already recognized the need for the definition and explanation of terms used in climatology. It must also be said that much of what we now know about climate derives from the scientific and technical programmes - ordinated by and now, to a much greater extent, by In 1979, the First World Climate Conference made an assessment of the status of knowledge of climate and climate variability, and recommended the establishment of a World Climate Programme.

The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

The Economics and Politics of Climate Change
Author: Dieter Helm,Cameron Hepburn
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2009-10-29
ISBN 10: 0191610232
ISBN 13: 9780191610233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics and Politics of Climate Change Book Review:

The international framework for a climate change agreement is up for review as the initial Kyoto period to 2012 comes to an end. Though there has been much enthusiasm from political and environmental groups, the underlying economics and politics remain highly controversial. This book takes a cool headed look at the critical roadblocks to agreement, examining the economics of climate change, the incentives of the main players (the US, EU, China) and examines the policies governments can put in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ultimately shift our economies onto a low-carbon path. The volume brings together leading climate change policy experts to set out the economic analysis and the nature of the negotiations at Copenhagen and beyond. In addition to reviewing the main issues discussed above, a number of the articles question the basis of much of the climate change consensus, and debate the Stern Report's main findings. The book is in four parts. Following an overview of the main issues, the first part is a reassessment of the economics of climate change. This is fundamental to the rest of the volume, and it contains new material which goes well beyond what might be called the new conventional wisdom. The second part looks at the geography of the costs and benefits of climate change - the very different perspectives of Africa, China, the US and Europe. These chapters provide a building block to considering the prospects for a new global agreement - the very different interests that will have to be reconciled at Copenhagen and beyond. The third part looks at policy instruments at the global level (whereas much of the literature to date is nationally and regionally based). Trading and R&D feature in the chapters, but so too do more radical unilateral options, including geo-engineering. Part four turns to the institutional architecture - drawing on evidence from previous attempts in other areas, as well as proposals for new bodies.

The Ethics of Climate Change

The Ethics of Climate Change
Author: Byron Williston
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-06-28
ISBN 10: 0429895844
ISBN 13: 9780429895845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethics of Climate Change Book Review:

The Ethics of Climate Change: An Introduction systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding arguably the greatest threat now facing humanity. Williston addresses important questions such as: Has humanity entered the Anthropocene? Is climate change primarily an ethical issue? Does climate change represent a moral wrong? What are the impacts of climate change? What are the main causes of political inaction? What is the argument for climate change denial? What are intragenerational justice and intergenerational justice? To what extent is climate change an economic problem? Is geoengineering an ethically appropriate response to climate change? Featuring case studies throughout, this textbook provides a philosophical introduction to an immensely topical issue studied by students within the fields of applied ethics, global justice, sustainability, geography, and politics.

Gender and Climate Change

Gender and Climate Change
Author: Joane Nagel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-09-25
ISBN 10: 131738167X
ISBN 13: 9781317381679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Climate Change Book Review:

Does gender matter in global climate change? This timely and provocative book takes readers on a guided tour of basic climate science, then holds up a gender lens to find out what has been overlooked in popular discussion, research, and policy debates. We see that, around the world, more women than men die in climate-related natural disasters; the history of science and war are intimately interwoven masculine occupations and preoccupations; and conservative men and their interests drive the climate change denial machine. We also see that climate policymakers who embrace big science approaches and solutions to climate change are predominantly male with an ideology of perpetual economic growth, and an agenda that marginalizes the interests of women and developing economies. The book uses vivid case studies to highlight the sometimes surprising differential, gendered impacts of climate changes.

Combating Climate Change

Combating Climate Change
Author: Manjit S. Kang,Surinder S. Banga
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-03-26
ISBN 10: 146656671X
ISBN 13: 9781466566712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Combating Climate Change Book Review:

The effects of climate change can already be felt around the world, and they will likely impact all facets of human civilization-from health, livelihood security, agricultural production, and shelter to international trade. Since anthropogenic factors are mainly to blame for the current trends in global warming, human intervention will be necessary

Arctic Climate Change

Arctic Climate Change
Author: Peter Lemke,Hans-Werner Jacobi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-01-26
ISBN 10: 9789401783064
ISBN 13: 9401783063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arctic Climate Change Book Review:

The Arctic is now experiencing some of the most rapid and severe climate change on earth. Over the next 100 years, climate change is expected to accelerate, contributing to major physical, ecological, social, and economic changes, many of which have already begun. Changes in arctic climate will also affect the rest of the world through increased global warming and rising sea levels. The volume addresses the following major topics: - Research results in observing aspects of the Arctic climate system and its processes across a range of time and space scales - Representation of cryospheric, atmospheric, and oceanic processes in models, including simulation of their interaction with coupled models - Our understanding of the role of the Arctic in the global climate system, its response to large-scale climate variations, and the processes involved.

Democracy and Climate Change

Democracy and Climate Change
Author: Frederic Hanusch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN 10: 135185772X
ISBN 13: 9781351857727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy and Climate Change Book Review:

Democracy and Climate Change explores the various ways in which democratic principles can lead governments to respond differently to climate change. The election cycle can lead to short-termism, which often appears to be at odds with the long-term nature of climate change, with its latency between cause and effect. However, it is clear that some democracies deal with climate change better than others, and this book demonstrates that overall stronger democratic qualities tend to correlate with improved climate performance. Beginning by outlining a general concept of democratic efficacy, the book provides an empirical analysis of the influence of the quality of democracy on climate change performance across dozens of countries. The specific case study of Canada’s Kyoto Protocol process is then used to explain the mechanisms of democratic influence in depth. The wide-ranging research presented in the book opens up several new and exciting avenues of enquiry and will be of considerable interest to researchers with an interest in comparative politics, democracy studies and environmental policies.