Climate Change Science

Climate Change Science
Author: David K. Ting,Jacqueline A. Stagner
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2021-05-21
ISBN 10: 0128241829
ISBN 13: 9780128241820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Science Book Review:

Climate Change Science: Causes, Effects and Solutions for Global Warming presents unbiased, state-of-the-art, scientific knowledge on climate change and engineering solutions for mitigation. The book expands on all major prospective solutions for tackling climate change in a complete manner. It comprehensively explains the variety of climate solutions currently available, including the remaining challenges associated with each. Effective, complementary solutions for engineering to combat climate change are discussed and elaborated on. Some of the more high-risk proposals are qualitatively and quantitatively compared and contrasted with low-risk mitigation actions to facilitate the formulation of feasible, environmentally-friendly solutions. The book provides academics, postgraduate students and other readers in the fields of environmental science, climate change, atmospheric sciences and engineering with the information they need for their roles. Through exploring the fundamental information currently available, exergy utilization, large-scale solutions, and current solutions in place, the book is an invaluable look into how climate change can be addressed from an engineering-perspective using scientific models and calculations. Provides up-to-date, comprehensive research on the causes and effects of climate change – both manmade and natural Explains the scientific data behind climate change from an interdisciplinary perspective Describes the future effects of climate change and the necessity for immediate implementation Presents environmentally-friendly solutions and critically analyzes benefits and drawbacks

Climate Change

Climate Change
Author: Jason Smerdon
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2009-04-25
ISBN 10: 0231518188
ISBN 13: 9780231518185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Book Review:

Climate Change is geared toward a variety of students and general readers who seek the real science behind global warming. Exquisitely illustrated, the text introduces the basic science underlying both the natural progress of climate change and the effect of human activity on the deteriorating health of our planet. Noted expert and author Edmond A. Mathez synthesizes the work of leading scholars in climatology and related fields, and he concludes with an extensive chapter on energy production, anchoring this volume in economic and technological realities and suggesting ways to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Climate Change opens with the climate system fundamentals: the workings of the atmosphere and ocean, their chemical interactions via the carbon cycle, and the scientific framework for understanding climate change. Mathez then brings the climate of the past to bear on our present predicament, highlighting the importance of paleoclimatology in understanding the current climate system. Subsequent chapters explore the changes already occurring around us and their implications for the future. In a special feature, Jason E. Smerdon, associate research scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, provides an innovative appendix for students.

Climate Change Science

Climate Change Science
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Committee on the Science of Climate Change
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2001-06-28
ISBN 10: 9780309183352
ISBN 13: 0309183359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Science Book Review:

The warming of the Earth has been the subject of intense debate and concern for many scientists, policy-makers, and citizens for at least the past decade. Climate Change Science: An Analysis of Some Key Questions, a new report by a committee of the National Research Council, characterizes the global warming trend over the last 100 years, and examines what may be in store for the 21st century and the extent to which warming may be attributable to human activity.

Climate Change Science A Modern Synthesis

Climate Change Science  A Modern Synthesis
Author: G. Thomas Farmer,John Cook
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2013-01-12
ISBN 10: 9400757573
ISBN 13: 9789400757578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Science A Modern Synthesis Book Review:

An introduction to the principles of climate change science with an emphasis on the empirical evidence for climate change and a warming world. Additional readings are given at the end of each chapter. A list of "Things to Know" opens each chapter. Chapters are arranged so that the student is first introduced to the scientific method(s), examples of the use of the scientific method from other sciences drawn from the history of science with an emphasis on climate science. Climate science is treated in each chapter based on the premise of global warming. Chapter treatments on the atmosphere. biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and anthroposphere and their inter-relationships are given.

Unsettled

Unsettled
Author: Steven E. Koonin
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 195329524X
ISBN 13: 9781953295248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsettled Book Review:

"Surging sea levels are inundating the coasts." "Hurricanes and tornadoes are becoming fiercer and more frequent." "Climate change will be an economic disaster." You've heard all this presented as fact. But according to science, all of these statements are profoundly misleading. When it comes to climate change, the media, politicians, and other prominent voices have declared that "the science is settled." In reality, the long game of telephone from research to reports to the popular media is corrupted by misunderstanding and misinformation. Core questions—about the way the climate is responding to our influence, and what the impacts will be—remain largely unanswered. The climate is changing, but the why and how aren't as clear as you've probably been led to believe. Now, one of America's most distinguished scientists is clearing away the fog to explain what science really says (and doesn't say) about our changing climate. In Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters, Steven Koonin draws upon his decades of experience—including as a top science advisor to the Obama administration—to provide up-to-date insights and expert perspective free from political agendas. Fascinating, clear-headed, and full of surprises, this book gives readers the tools to both understand the climate issue and be savvier consumers of science media in general. Koonin takes readers behind the headlines to the more nuanced science itself, showing us where it comes from and guiding us through the implications of the evidence. He dispels popular myths and unveils little-known truths: despite a dramatic rise in greenhouse gas emissions, global temperatures actually decreased from 1940 to 1970. What's more, the models we use to predict the future aren't able to accurately describe the climate of the past, suggesting they are deeply flawed. Koonin also tackles society's response to a changing climate, using data-driven analysis to explain why many proposed "solutions" would be ineffective, and discussing how alternatives like adaptation and, if necessary, geoengineering will ensure humanity continues to prosper. Unsettled is a reality check buoyed by hope, offering the truth about climate science that you aren't getting elsewhere—what we know, what we don't, and what it all means for our future.

Advancing the Science of Climate Change

Advancing the Science of Climate Change
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,America's Climate Choices: Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2011-01-10
ISBN 10: 0309145880
ISBN 13: 9780309145886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing the Science of Climate Change Book Review:

Climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for--and in many cases is already affecting--a broad range of human and natural systems. The compelling case for these conclusions is provided in Advancing the Science of Climate Change, part of a congressionally requested suite of studies known as America's Climate Choices. While noting that there is always more to learn and that the scientific process is never closed, the book shows that hypotheses about climate change are supported by multiple lines of evidence and have stood firm in the face of serious debate and careful evaluation of alternative explanations. As decision makers respond to these risks, the nation's scientific enterprise can contribute through research that improves understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change and also is useful to decision makers at the local, regional, national, and international levels. The book identifies decisions being made in 12 sectors, ranging from agriculture to transportation, to identify decisions being made in response to climate change. Advancing the Science of Climate Change calls for a single federal entity or program to coordinate a national, multidisciplinary research effort aimed at improving both understanding and responses to climate change. Seven cross-cutting research themes are identified to support this scientific enterprise. In addition, leaders of federal climate research should redouble efforts to deploy a comprehensive climate observing system, improve climate models and other analytical tools, invest in human capital, and improve linkages between research and decisions by forming partnerships with action-oriented programs.

The Discovery of Global Warming

The Discovery of Global Warming
Author: Spencer R. Weart
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780674016378
ISBN 13: 0674016378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Discovery of Global Warming Book Review:

A capricious beast ever since the days when he had trudged around fossil lake basins in Nevada for his doctoral thesis, Broecker had been interested in sudden climate shifts. Here is his most surprising and important calculation.

Climate Change

Climate Change
Author: The Royal Society,National Academy of Sciences
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2014-02-26
ISBN 10: 0309302021
ISBN 13: 9780309302029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Book Review:

Climate Change: Evidence and Causes is a jointly produced publication of The US National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society. Written by a UK-US team of leading climate scientists and reviewed by climate scientists and others, the publication is intended as a brief, readable reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and other individuals seeking authoritative information on the some of the questions that continue to be asked. Climate Change makes clear what is well-established and where understanding is still developing. It echoes and builds upon the long history of climate-related work from both national academies, as well as on the newest climate-change assessment from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It touches on current areas of active debate and ongoing research, such as the link between ocean heat content and the rate of warming.

Climate Change Science

Climate Change Science
Author: John C. Mutter
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 0231549725
ISBN 13: 9780231549721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Science Book Review:

How will future climates be different from today’s world—and what consequences will changes in climate have for societies and their development strategies? This book is a primer on the essential science for grasping the workings of climate change and climate prediction. It is accessible for readers with little to no background in science, with an emphasis on the needs of those studying sustainable development. John C. Mutter gives a just-the-facts overview of how the climate system functions and what we know about why changes occur. He recounts the evolution of climatology from the earliest discoveries about Earth’s climate to present-day predictive capabilities, and clearly presents the scientific basis of fundamental topics such as climate zones, ocean-atmosphere dynamics, and the long-term cycles from glacial to interglacial periods. Mutter also details the mechanisms of climate change and the ways in which human activity affects global climate. He explains the science behind some known consequences of rising temperatures, such as sea level rise, hurricane behavior, and climate variability. The primer discusses how climate predictions are made and examines the sources of uncertainty in forecasting. Climate Change Science is a straightforward and easy-to-read treatment of the fundamental science needed to comprehend one of today’s most important issues.

Evidence Based Climate Science

Evidence Based Climate Science
Author: Don Easterbrook
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-08-25
ISBN 10: 0123859573
ISBN 13: 9780123859570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence Based Climate Science Book Review:

Global warming and human-induced climate change are perhaps the most important scientific issues of our time. These issues continue to be debated in the scientific community and in the media without true consensus about the role of greenhouse gas emissions as a contributing factor. Evidence-Based Climate Science: Data opposing CO2 emissions as the primary source of global warming objectively gathers and analyzes scientific data concerning patterns of past climate changes, influences of changes in ocean temperatures, the effect of solar variation on global climate, and the effect of CO2 on global climate to clearly and objectively present counter-global-warming evidence not embraced by proponents of CO2. An unbiased, evidence-based analysis of the scientific data concerning climate change and global warming Authored by 8 of the world’s leading climate scientists, each with more than 25 years of experience in the field Extensive analysis of the physics of CO2 as a greenhouse gas and its role in global warming Comprehensive citations, references, and bibliography Adaptation strategies are presented as alternative reactions to greenhouse gas emission reductions

Understanding Climate Change

Understanding Climate Change
Author: Sarah L. Burch,Sara E. Harris
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-06-04
ISBN 10: 1487522797
ISBN 13: 9781487522797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Climate Change Book Review:

The second edition of Understanding Climate Change provides readers with a concise, accessible, and holistic picture of the climate change problem, including both the scientific and human dimensions.

Global Warming Science

Global Warming Science
Author: Eli Tziperman
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-03-08
ISBN 10: 0691228795
ISBN 13: 9780691228792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Warming Science Book Review:

A quantitative, broad, hands-on introduction to the cutting-edge science of global warming This textbook introduces undergraduates to the concepts and methods of global warming science, covering topics that they encounter in the news, ranging from the greenhouse effect and warming to ocean acidification, hurricanes, extreme precipitation, droughts, heat waves, forest fires, the cryosphere, and more. This book explains each of the issues based on basic statistical analysis, simple ordinary differential equations, or elementary chemical reactions. Each chapter explains the mechanisms behind an observed or anticipated change in the climate system and demonstrates the tools used to understand and predict them. Proven in the classroom, Global Warming Science also includes “workshops” with every chapter, each based on a Jupyter Python notebook and an accompanying small data set, with supplementary online materials and slides for instructors. The workshop can be used as an interactive learning element in class and as a homework assignment. Provides a clear, broad, quantitative yet accessible approach to the science of global warming Engages students in the analysis of climate data and models, examining predictions, and dealing with uncertainty Features workshops with each chapter that enhance learning through hands-on engagement Comes with supplementary online slides, code, and data files Requires only elementary undergraduate-level calculus and basic statistics; no prior coursework in science is assumed Solutions manual available (only to instructors)

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

Climate Change

Climate Change
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: CSIRO
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0643103260
ISBN 13: 9780643103269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Book Review:

"This publication provides the latest scientific knowledge on a series of climate change topics relevant to Australia and the world. It draws on peer-reviewed literature contributed to by thousands of researchers ... Climate change is the greatest ecological, economic, and social challenge of our time. Climate change research over many years shows links between human activities and warming of the atmosphere and oceans. This warming has caused changes to the climate system, such as changes in rain and wind patterns, and reductions in Arctic sea ice. Climate change adaptation involves taking action to adapt to climate change and to plan and prepare for the risk of future change. Climate change mitigation refers to actions that aim to limit greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, either by reducing emissions or by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide stored in natural sinks."--Publisher description.

Communicating Climate Change

Communicating Climate Change
Author: Anne K. Armstrong,Marianne E. Krasny,Jonathon P. Schuldt
Publsiher: Comstock Publishing Associates
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-11-15
ISBN 10: 1501730800
ISBN 13: 9781501730801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communicating Climate Change Book Review:

Environmental educators face a formidable challenge when they approach climate change due to the complexity of the science and of the political and cultural contexts in which people live. There is a clear consensus among climate scientists that climate change is already occurring as a result of human activities, but high levels of climate change awareness and growing levels of concern have not translated into meaningful action. Communicating Climate Change provides environmental educators with an understanding of how their audiences engage with climate change information as well as with concrete, empirically tested communication tools they can use to enhance their climate change program. Starting with the basics of climate science and climate change public opinion, Armstrong, Krasny, and Schuldt synthesize research from environmental psychology and climate change communication, weaving in examples of environmental education applications throughout this practical book. Each chapter covers a separate topic, from how environmental psychology explains the complex ways in which people interact with climate change information to communication strategies with a focus on framing, metaphors, and messengers. This broad set of topics will aid educators in formulating program language for their classrooms at all levels. Communicating Climate Change uses fictional vignettes of climate change education programs and true stories from climate change educators working in the field to illustrate the possibilities of applying research to practice. Armstrong et al, ably demonstrate that environmental education is an important player in fostering positive climate change dialogue and subsequent climate change action. An open access version of this book is available through Cornell Open.

Review of the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment

Review of the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Change and Society,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee to Review the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2018-05-18
ISBN 10: 0309471729
ISBN 13: 9780309471725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Review of the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment Book Review:

Climate change poses many challenges that affect society and the natural world. With these challenges, however, come opportunities to respond. By taking steps to adapt to and mitigate climate change, the risks to society and the impacts of continued climate change can be lessened. The National Climate Assessment, coordinated by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, is a mandated report intended to inform response decisions. Required to be developed every four years, these reports provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date evaluation of climate change impacts available for the United States, making them a unique and important climate change document. The draft Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) report reviewed here addresses a wide range of topics of high importance to the United States and society more broadly, extending from human health and community well-being, to the built environment, to businesses and economies, to ecosystems and natural resources. This report evaluates the draft NCA4 to determine if it meets the requirements of the federal mandate, whether it provides accurate information grounded in the scientific literature, and whether it effectively communicates climate science, impacts, and responses for general audiences including the public, decision makers, and other stakeholders.

What We Know about Climate Change

What We Know about Climate Change
Author: Kerry A. Emanuel
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0262260662
ISBN 13: 9780262260664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Know about Climate Change Book Review:

An introduction to the scientific consensus on the human role in global warming.

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change
Author: Andrew E. Dessler,Edward A. Parson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-08-31
ISBN 10: 1316843785
ISBN 13: 9781316843789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change Book Review:

This third edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect the large changes in scientific knowledge and policy debates on climate change since the previous edition in 2009. It provides a concise but thorough overview of the science, technology, economics, policy, and politics of climate change in a single volume. It explains how scientific and policy debates work, outlines the scientific evidence for the reality and seriousness of climate change and the basic atmospheric science that supports it, and discusses policy options and the current state of the policy debate. By pulling these elements together, the book explains why the issue can be so confusing and provides guidance on practical routes forward. Anyone interested in climate change, the global environment, or how science is used in policy debates should read this book. It is the ideal textbook for undergraduate or graduate courses in environmental policy and climate change.

Global Climate Change

Global Climate Change
Author: Suruchi Singh,Pardeep Singh,S. Rangabhashiyam,K.K. Srivastava
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN 10: 0128230975
ISBN 13: 9780128230978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Climate Change Book Review:

Global Climate Change presents both practical and theoretical aspects of global climate change from across geological periods. It addresses holistic issues related to climate change and its contribution in triggering the temperature increase with a multitude of impacts on natural processes. As a result, it helps to identify the gaps between policies that have been put in place and the continuously increasing emissions. The challenges presented include habitability, biodiversity, natural resources, and human health. It is organized into information on the past, present, and future of climate change to lead to a more complete understanding and therefore effective solutions. Placing an emphasis on recent climate change research, Global Climate Change helps to bring researchers and graduate students in climate science, environmental science, and sustainability up to date on the science of climate change so far and presents a baseline for how to move into the future effectively. Addresses the variety of challenges associated with climate change, along with possible solutions Includes suggestions for future research on climate change Covers climate change holistically, including global and regional scales, ecosystems, agriculture, energy, and sustainability Presents both practical and theoretical research, including coverage of climate change over various geological periods

Global Climate Change and Human Health

Global Climate Change and Human Health
Author: Jay Lemery,Kim Knowlton,Cecilia Sorensen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 111966795X
ISBN 13: 9781119667957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Climate Change and Human Health Book Review:

Learn more about the impact of global warming and climate change on human health and disease The Second Edition of Global Climate Change and Human Health delivers an accessible and comprehensive exploration of the rapidly accelerating and increasingly ubiquitous effects of climate change and global warming on human health and disease. The distinguished and accomplished authors discuss the health impacts of the economic, climatological, and geopolitical effects of global warming. You'll learn about: The effect of extreme weather events on public health and the effects of changing meteorological conditions on human health How changes in hydrology impact the spread of waterborne disease and noninfectious waterborne threats Adaptation to, and the mitigation and governance of, climate change, including international perspectives on climate change adaptation Perfect for students of public health, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, Global Climate Change and Human Health, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the intersection of climate and human health and disease.