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Main Title Global warming : the complete briefing /
Author Houghton, J. T. ; Houghton, John Theodore.
Publisher Cambridge University,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 53940422
ISBN 0521817625; 9780521817622; 0521528747; 9780521528740
Subjects Global warming. ; Climatic changes. ; Broeikaseffect. ; Klimaatveranderingen. ; Anthropogene Klimaänderung.--(DE-588)4290733-0 ; Erwärmung (Meteorologie)--(DE-588)4344515-9 ; Klimaänderung.--(DE-588)4164199-1 ; Treibhauseffekt.--(DE-588)4226436-4 ; Erwärmung ; Rechauffement de la terre ; Climat--Changements
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ERAM  QC981.8.G56H68 2004 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/04/2005
Edition 3rd ed.
Collation xxx, 351 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
1. Global warming and climate change -- Is the climate changing? -- The remarkable last decades of the twentieth century -- El Niäno events -- The effect of volcanic eruptions on temperature extremes -- Vulnerable to change -- The problem of global warming -- Adaptation and mitigation -- Uncertainty and response -- Questions -- Notes -- 2. The greenhouse effect -- How the earth keeps warm -- The greenhouse effect -- Mars and Venus -- The 'runaway' greenhouse effect -- The enhanced greenhouse effect -- Questions -- Notes -- 3. The greenhouse gases -- Which are the most important greenhouse gases? -- Radiative forcing -- Carbon dioxide and the carbon cycle -- Future emissions of carbon dioxide -- Other greenhouse gases -- Gases with an indirect greenhouse effect -- Particles in the atmosphere -- Estimates of radiative forcing -- Questions -- Notes -- 4. Climates of the past -- The last hundred years -- The last thousand years -- The past million years -- How stable has past climate been? -- Questions -- Notes -- 5. Modelling the climate -- Modelling the weather -- Seasonal forecasting -- The climate system -- Feedbacks in the climate system -- Models for climate prediction -- Validation of the model -- Comparison with observations -- Is the climate chaotic? -- Regional climate modelling -- The future of climate modelling -- Questions -- Notes -- 6. Climate change for the twenty-first century and beyond -- Emission scenarios -- Model projections -- Projections of global average temperature -- Regional patterns of climate change -- Changes in climate extremes -- Regional climate models -- Longer-term climate change -- Changes in the ocean thermohaline circulation -- Other factors that might influence climate change -- Questions -- Notes -- 7. The impacts of climate change -- A complex network of changes -- How much will sea level rise? -- The impacts of sea level rise -- Increasing human use of fresh water resources -- The impact of climate change on fresh water resources -- Impact on agriculture and food supply -- The impact on ecosystems -- The impact on human health -- Adaptation to climate change -- Costing the impacts : extreme events -- Costing the total impacts --The overall impact of global warming -- Questions -- Notes. 8. Why should we be concerned? -- Earth in the balance -- Exploitation -- 'Back to nature' -- The technical fix -- Future generations -- The unity of the earth -- Environmental values -- Stewards of the earth -- The will to act -- Questions -- Notes -- 9. Weighing the uncertainty -- The scientific uncertainty -- The IPCC assessments -- Narrowing the uncertainty -- Sustainable development -- Why not wait and see? -- The precautionary principle -- Principles for international action -- Some global economics -- Questions -- Notes -- 10. A strategy for action to slow and stabilise climate change -- The climate convention -- Stabilisation of emissions -- The Montreal protocol -- The Kyoto protocol -- Forests -- Reduction in the sources of methane -- Stabilisation of carbon dioxide concentrations -- The choice of stabilisation level -- Realising the climate convention objective -- Summary of the action required -- Questions -- Notes -- 11. Energy and transport for the future -- World energy demand and supply -- Future energy projections -- Energy conservation and efficiency in buildings -- Energy savings in transport -- Energy savings in industry -- Capture and storage of carbon dioxide -- Renewable energy -- Hydro-power -- Biomass as fuel -- Wind energy -- Energy from the sun -- Other renewable energies -- The support and financing of renewable energy -- Nuclear energy -- Technology for the longer term -- Summary -- Questions -- Notes -- 12. The global village -- The challenges of global warming -- Not the only global problem -- The conception and conduct of environmental research -- The goal of environmental stewardship -- Questions -- Notes. Global warming and the resulting climate change is one of the most serious environmental problems facing the world community. In this book, expert, Sir John Houghton explores the scientific basis of global warming and the likely impacts of climate change on human society. He also addresses the action that could be taken by governments, by industry and by individuals to mitigate the effects.