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One Earth, One Future : Our Changing Global Environment.

Author: Cheryl S Silver; Ruth S DeFries; National Academy of Sciences Staff
Publisher: Washington : National Academies Press, 1900.
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Silver, Cheryl S.
One Earth, One Future : Our Changing Global Environment.
Washington : National Academies Press, ©1900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl S Silver; Ruth S DeFries; National Academy of Sciences Staff
ISBN: 9780309583923 0309583926
OCLC Number: 923263038
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents: ""ONE EARTH ONE FUTURE""; ""Copyright""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""1 Introduction""; ""THE EARTH AS A SYSTEM""; ""2 A New Science of the Earth""; ""3 Lessons from the Geologic Past""; ""FORMATION OF THE OZONE SHIELD""; ""PANGAEA""; ""THE ICE AGES""; ""THE CURRENT WARM PHASE""; ""4 System Interactions: Atmosphere, Oceans, Land, and Humans ""; ""ATMOSPHERE""; ""OCEANS""; ""LAND""; ""THE WATER CYCLE""; ""HUMAN INTERACTIONS""; ""5 Humanity: An Agent of Global Environmental Change""; ""POPULATION, AFFLUENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY: HOW HUMANS CHANGE THE ENVIRONMENT"" ""CHANGING THE FACE OF THE EARTH: AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY""""THE FUTURE""; ""THE FACES OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE""; ""6 Global Warming""; ""GREENHOUSE GASES""; ""THE CLIMATE'S RESPONSE TO GREENHOUSE GASES""; ""DO WE KNOW ENOUGH TO ACT?""; ""7 Food, Water, and Changing Climate""; ""THE GLOBAL HARVEST""; ""THE EFFECT OF GLOBAL WARMING ON FOOD PRODUCTION""; ""WATER SUPPLY, IRRIGATION, AND THE HYDROLOGIC CYCLE""; ""EXPLORING AVENUES FOR ADAPTATION""; ""8 Coastlines and Rising Seas""; ""THE HUMAN COSTS OF RISING SEA LEVEL""; ""THE PLIGHT OF THE DELTAS""; ""PREPARING FOR RISING SEAS"" ""9 The Ozone Layer and Ultraviolet Radiation""""CHEMISTRY OF THE OZONE LAYER""; ""STUDYING THE ANTARCTIC OZONE HOLE""; ""OZONE DEPLETION IN OTHER LATITUDES""; ""EFFECTS ON LIFE""; ""NATIONS JOINING TO PROTECT THE OZONE LAYER""; ""10 Vanishing Forests and Vanishing Species""; ""WHY ARE THE FORESTS DISAPPEARING?""; ""SOIL EROSION, RAIN MACHINES, AND CARBON""; ""VANISHING SPECIES""; ""PROTECTING THE FOREST RESOURCES""; ""11 Lakes, Forests, and Acid Deposition""; ""THE ACIDIFICATION PROCESS""; ""LAKES""; ""FORESTS""; ""BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTS""; ""CONTROLLING ACID DEPOSITION""; ""AFTERWORD"" ""Global Change and Our Common Future""""APPENDIXES""; ""A Selected Reading""; ""B Forum on Global Change and Our Common Future: Agenda and Speakers""; ""C Committee on Global Change and Oversight Committee Members""; ""AD HOC COMMITTEE FOR OVERSIGHT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GLOBAL CHANGE""; ""D Letter on Global Environmental Change to President-Elect George Bush""; ""PREFACE""; ""GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE""; ""WHAT ACTIONS ARE SUGGESTED?""; ""Preventing Global Environmental Change""; ""Energy Policy""; ""Policies to Reduce Industrial Emissions""; ""Development Policy"" ""Adapting to Global Environmental Change""""Improving Understanding of Global Environmental Change""; ""Institutional Needs""; ""PRINCIPAL SCIENTIFIC ISSUES""; ""Climate Change""; ""Tropical Deforestation""; ""Stratospheric Ozone Depletion""; ""Acid Deposition""; ""Index""

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