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Main Title Dire predictions : understanding global warming /
Author Mann, Michael E.,
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Kump, Lee R.,
Publisher DK,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 221163659
ISBN 0756639956; 9780756639952; 9780136044352; 0136044352
Subjects Global warming ; Climatic changes ; climate change ; Klimañderung ; Erwärmung--Meteorologie ; Klimaänderung--(DE-588)4164199-1 ; Erwärmung--(DE-588)4344515-9
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ELBM  QC981.8.G56M365 2008 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/19/2017
Edition 1st American ed.
Collation 208 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index. "The illustrated guide to the findings of the IPCC, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change"--Cover
Contents Notes What is up with the weather (and the climate?) -- Part 1. Climate change basics : The relative impacts of humans and nature on climate ; Taking action in the face of uncertainty ; Why is it called the greenhouse effect? ; Feedback loops compound the greenhouse effect ; What are the important greenhouse gases, and where do they come from? ; Isn't carbon dioxide causing the hole in the ozone layer? Greenhouse gases on the rise ; Couldn't the increase in atmospheric CO2 be the result of natural cycles? ; It's getting hotter down here! ; Is our atmosphere really warming? ; Back to the future ; But weren't scientists warning us of an imminent Ice Age only decades ago? ; How does modern warming differ from past warming trends? ; What can a decade of western North American drought tell us about the future? ; What can the European heat wave of 2003 tell us about the future? ; A tempest in a greenhouse ; The vanishing snows of Kilimanjaro ; The day after tomorrow ; The last interglacial ; How to build a climate model ; Profile: Jame Hansen ; comparing climate model predictions with observations ; Regional vs global trends ; "Fingerprints" distinguish human and natural impacts on climate -- Part 2. Climate change projections : How sensitive is the climate? ; Fossil-fuel emissions scenarios ; The next century ; The geographical pattern of future warming ; Carbon-cycle feedbacks ; Melting ice and rising sea levels ; Future changes in extreme weather ; Stabilizing atmospheric CO2 -- Part 3. The impacts of climate change : The rising impact of global warming ; Is it time to sell that beach house? ; Ecosystems ; Coral reefs ; The highway to extinction? ; Profile: James Lovelock ; Too much and too little ; Is warming from carbon dioxide leading to more air pollution? ; War ; Famine ; Pestilence and death ; Earth, wind, and fire ; Too wet and too hot ; The polar meltdown -- Part 4. Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change : Is global warming the last straw for vulnerable ecosystems? ; What is the best course for the coming century? ; It's the economy, stupid! ; A finger in the dike ; Water-management strategies ; A hard row to hoe -- Part 5. Solving global warming : Solving global warming ; Where to all those emissions come from? ; Keeping the power turned on ; On the road again ; Building green ; Industrial CO2 pollution ; Greener acres ; Forests ; Waste ; Geoengineering ; But what can I do about it? ; What's your carbon footprint? ; Global problems require international cooperation ; Can we achieve sustainable development? ; The ethics of climate change ; The known unknowns and the unknown unknowns ; The urgency of climate change -- Glossary. "Presents and expands upon the findings documented in the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC in an illustrated, visually stunning, and undeniably powerful way for the non-scientist. Periodic reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) evaluate the risk of climate change brought on by humans. But the sheer volume of scientific data remains inscrutable to the general public, particularly to those who may still question the validity of climate change. In just over 200 pages, this practical text presents and expands upon the essential findings in a visually stunning and undeniably powerful way to the lay reader. Scientific findings that provide validity to the implications of climate change are presented in clear-cut graphic elements, striking images, and understandable analogies."-Amazon.com
Place Published New York
Corporate Au Added Ent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Alternate Title Understanding global warming
PUB Date Free Form 2009
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2008300468
Merged OCLC records 176888867; 1002313043
OCLC Time Stamp 20171215062936
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 04683cam 2200517Ia 45010