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Global Warming Demystified: A Self Teaching Guide

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Demystifying one of today's key global issues.

This important guide addresses the causes of global warming and its effects on the Earth's climate in bestselling "Demystified" format. You will learn about the physical science behind climate change, including the chemical processes that upset the Earth's thermal balance. The book makes a distinction between what is known for certain, what many scientists now believe to be true, and what is informed speculation, subject to further interpretation. It then presents a wide range of solutions which can be pursued by individuals, as well as society as a whole.

Synopsis:

A non-heated discussion on global warming and climate change

Interested in getting to the core of the reasons for the Earth's changing climate? Want an accurate reading on the science behind global warming? Here's your gauge! This easy-to-follow guide offers a temperate view of this hot topic.

Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified starts by looking at scientific data gathered from weather instruments, satellite telemetry, ice cores, and coral sections that reveal how the Earth's temperature is changing. The book goes on to examine the causes of climate change, including both natural processes and human-generated greenhouse gases. Finally, the consequences of global warming are discussed and a wide variety of viable solutions that can be implemented by individuals as well as society as a whole are presented. Complete with end-of-chapter quizzes and a final review to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of global warming and climate change in an unbiased and thorough manner.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • A thorough review of scientific data
  • Details on the evidence of global warming worldwide
  • Information on the origin and impact of greenhouse gases
  • Explanations of alternatives to carbon-based energy sources
  • Suggestions for local and global solutions

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified is your shortcut to understanding this important and timely issue.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Global Perspective--Thinking About the Earth

PART ONE: WHAT WE KNOW AND HOW WE KNOW IT

Chapter 2. Taking the Earth's Temperature

Chapter 3. Signs of Global Warming

PART TWO: WHY CLIMATE CHANGES

Chapter 4. The Earth's Thermostat--Keeping the Earth Warm

Chapter 5. Greenhouse Chemistry

Chapter 6. Origin and Impact of Greenhouse Gases

PART THREE: WHAT WE CAN EXPECT AND WHAT WE CAN DO

Chapter 7. Consequences of Global Warming

Chapter 8. Resetting the Earth's Thermostat--Solutions

Appendix A. Glossary

Appendix B. Milestones in the History of Climate Change

Appendix C. Satellites That Monitor Weather and Climate

Appendix D. Units of Measurement Applied to Climate Change

Appendix E. Selected Resources

Appendix F. Summary of Key Climate Variables

Appendix G. Lingering Doubts and Concerns

Appendix H. Answers to Chapter Review Questions

Appendix I. Answers to Final Exam

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071502405
Author:
Silver, Jerry
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Global warming
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
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Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Copyright:
Series:
Demystified
Publication Date:
February 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
289
Dimensions:
9.26x7.34x.60 in. .95 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A non-heated discussion on global warming and climate change

Interested in getting to the core of the reasons for the Earth's changing climate? Want an accurate reading on the science behind global warming? Here's your gauge! This easy-to-follow guide offers a temperate view of this hot topic.

Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified starts by looking at scientific data gathered from weather instruments, satellite telemetry, ice cores, and coral sections that reveal how the Earth's temperature is changing. The book goes on to examine the causes of climate change, including both natural processes and human-generated greenhouse gases. Finally, the consequences of global warming are discussed and a wide variety of viable solutions that can be implemented by individuals as well as society as a whole are presented. Complete with end-of-chapter quizzes and a final review to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of global warming and climate change in an unbiased and thorough manner.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • A thorough review of scientific data
  • Details on the evidence of global warming worldwide
  • Information on the origin and impact of greenhouse gases
  • Explanations of alternatives to carbon-based energy sources
  • Suggestions for local and global solutions

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified is your shortcut to understanding this important and timely issue.

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