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Global weirdness : severe storms, deadly heat waves, relentless drought, rising seas, and the weather of the future

Author: Climate Central, Inc.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2012.
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This work explains climate change, its implications for the future, and what we can, and cannot, do to avoid further change. It summarizes everything we know about the science of climate change, explains what is likely to happen to the climate in the future, and lays out, in practical terms, what we can do to avoid further shifts. In sixty entries, Climate Central tackles basic questions such as: Is climate ever  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Climate Central, Inc.
ISBN: 9780307907301 0307907309
OCLC Number: 767564537
Description: 214 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: What the science says --
What's actually happening --
What's likely to happen in the future --
Can we avoid the risks of climate change? --
Epilogue: The IPCC is what, exactly?
Responsibility: Climate Central.

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This work explains climate change, its implications for the future, and what we can, and cannot, do to avoid further change. It summarizes everything we know about the science of climate change, explains what is likely to happen to the climate in the future, and lays out, in practical terms, what we can do to avoid further shifts. In sixty entries, Climate Central tackles basic questions such as: Is climate ever "normal"? ; Why and how do fossil-fuel burning and other human practices produce greenhouse gases? ; What natural forces have caused climate change in the past? ; What risks does climate change pose for human health? ; What accounts for the diminishment of mountain glaciers and small ice caps around the world since 1850? ; What are the economic costs and benefits of reducing carbon emissions? Illustrated throughout with clarifying graphics, the book enlarges our understanding of how climate change affects our daily lives, and arms us with the incontrovertible facts we need to make informed decisions about the future of the planet, and of humankind.

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