Synopses & Reviews
Revisiting the most important topic of our time.
The rapid warming of the Earth's climate has been a concern for decades. Though many of us understand that temperatures willon averagerise, the science and the resulting social, economic, and political implications of such a change are far-reaching and complex. This new edition has been completely overhauled, synthesizing the latest information into an easy-to-read reference that provides a fair assessment of climate change, its costs, and even its short-term benefits.
? Covers the newest science and issues surrounding global warming
? Written by a seasoned science/nature journalist
The time is right for this comprehensive guide separating the facts from the fiction about global warming--and how it affects ecological, sociological, and economic environments worldwide.
The time is right for this comprehensive guide separating the facts from the fiction about global warming-and how it affects ecological, sociological, and economic environments worldwide.
Features explanations of the meteorological variables of climate change, such as El Nino and the ozone layer
Covers Earth's past warming and cooling cycles, and how human activity has affected this natural pattern
Includes up to date discussions of the Bonn and Kyoto treaties
About the Author
Michael Tennesen, a science and nature writer, has written more than 400 stories in such journals as Smithsonian, Air & Space, Discover,National Wildlife, Audubon, and USA Today. His award-winning piece "Expedition to the Clouds" highlights the damage done to the Peruvian rainforest as poachers, deforestation, and climate change drive certain species to near extinction.