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Global warming : the complete briefing

Author: J T Houghton
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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John Houghton explores the scientific basis of global warming and the likely impacts of climate change on human society, then addresses the question of what action might be taken by governments, industry, and by individuals to mitigate the effects.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J T Houghton
ISBN: 9780521882569 0521882567 9780521709163 0521709164
OCLC Number: 305159758
Notes: Previous edition: 2004.
Description: xviii, 438 pages : color illustrations, color maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Global warming and climate change --
The greenhouse effect --
The greenhouse gases --
Climates of the past --
Modelling the climate --
Climate change in the twenty-first century and beyond --
The impacts of climate change --
Why should we be concerned? --
Weighing the uncertainty --
A strategy for action to slow and stabilise climate change --
Energy and transport for the future --
The global village.
Responsibility: John Houghton.

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