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* Major new book explaining the science, policy, and politics of climate change and what it means for the future of humanity and planet Earth * Presents all of the key data, provides easy-to-follow explanations, and tackles the climate change skeptics head-on* Authored by one of the world's leading climate researchers and backed by the Climate Impact Group of the prestigious Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)Barrie Pittock, one of the world's leading climate researchers, argues that we need to act urgently to avoid increasingly severe climate change. This timely book sorts fact from fiction as the author examines the arguments surrounding the reality of climate change and the divergent views of greenhouse skeptics and doom-and-gloom alarmists. Pittock looks at the controversy around global warming and other predicted changes, especially: -The scientific basis of the changes observed to date-How they relate to natural variations-Why the evidence points to larger changes later this centuryClimate Change: Turning up the Heat explains how our attitudes toward risk and uncertainty - constant companions in life - influence our decision-making and, ultimately, how much we and future generations stand to lose from rapid climate change. It outlines the current concerns of the major international players and reviews the response to date, detailing national interests. Importantly, it shows there is real hope of managing climate change and minimizing the risk of disaster if we step up efforts to develop and apply innovative technological and policy solutions.

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Veteran atmosphere scientist Pittock spent over three decades at CSIRO, working with the Climate Impact Group during the 1990s. He explores such issues as the relationship between natural climate variations and human-induced climate change, why there are arguments about the reality of climate change, how climate change relates to other problems such as poverty and land degradation, and what it will cost to do something about it. Distributed in the US by Stylus.
Annotation 2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Veteran atmosphere scientist Pittock spent over three decades at CSIRO, working with the Climate Impact Group during the 1990s. He explores such issues as the relationship between natural climate variations and human-induced climate change, why there are arguments about the reality of climate change, how climate change relates to other problems such as poverty and land degradation, and what it will cost to do something about it. Distributed in the US by Stylus. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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* Major new book explaining the science, policy, and politics of climate change and what it means for the future of humanity and planet Earth

Synopsis:

Is climate change really happening and does it matter? The answer from the scientific community is a resounding yes, yet debates about the reality of climate change and what measures to take are slowing our response. Barrie Pittock, one of the world's leading climate researchers, argues that we need to act urgently to avoid increasingly severe climate change. He looks at the controversy around global warming and other predicted changes, examining the scientific basis of the changes observed to date, how they relate to natural variations and why the evidence points to larger changes later this century. The effect of these changes on our natural systems and our lifestyles will be considerable and could include wild weather, shifts in global ocean circulation, decreases in crop yields and sea-level rises. But the impacts won't be distributed evenly: some countries will suffer more than others. Climate Change: Turning up the Heat explains how our attitudes to risk and uncertainty constant companions in life influence our decision making and, ultimately, how much we and future generations stand to lose from rapid climate change. It outlines the current concerns of the major international players and reviews the response to date, detailing national interests. Importantly, it shows there is real hope of managing climate change and minimising the risk of disaster if we step up efforts to develop and apply innovative technological and policy solutions.

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Pittock also examines individual action, emphasizing the need for us to contribute to solutions through constructive political and personal action.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844073009
Subtitle:
Turning Up the Heat
Publisher:
Earthscan Publications
Author:
Pittock, A. Barrie
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Publication Date:
January 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
9.02x6.04x.81 in. 1.37 lbs.

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Energy » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Climate Change and Global Warming
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

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Product details 316 pages Earthscan Publications - English 9781844073009 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , * Major new book explaining the science, policy, and politics of climate change and what it means for the future of humanity and planet Earth
"Synopsis" by , Is climate change really happening and does it matter? The answer from the scientific community is a resounding yes, yet debates about the reality of climate change and what measures to take are slowing our response. Barrie Pittock, one of the world's leading climate researchers, argues that we need to act urgently to avoid increasingly severe climate change. He looks at the controversy around global warming and other predicted changes, examining the scientific basis of the changes observed to date, how they relate to natural variations and why the evidence points to larger changes later this century. The effect of these changes on our natural systems and our lifestyles will be considerable and could include wild weather, shifts in global ocean circulation, decreases in crop yields and sea-level rises. But the impacts won't be distributed evenly: some countries will suffer more than others. Climate Change: Turning up the Heat explains how our attitudes to risk and uncertainty constant companions in life influence our decision making and, ultimately, how much we and future generations stand to lose from rapid climate change. It outlines the current concerns of the major international players and reviews the response to date, detailing national interests. Importantly, it shows there is real hope of managing climate change and minimising the risk of disaster if we step up efforts to develop and apply innovative technological and policy solutions.
"Synopsis" by , Pittock also examines individual action, emphasizing the need for us to contribute to solutions through constructive political and personal action.
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