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The climate crisis : an introductory guide to climate change

Author: David Archer; Stefan Rahmstorf
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th printingView all editions and formats
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"An incredible wealth of scientific data on global warming has been collected in the last few decades. The history of the Earth's climate has been probed by drilling into polar ice sheets and sediment layers of the oceans' vast depths, and great advances have been made in computer modeling of our climate. This book provides a concise and accessible overview of what we know about ongoing climate change and its
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Archer; Stefan Rahmstorf
ISBN: 9780521407441 0521407443 9780521732550 0521732557
OCLC Number: 949607401
Description: x, 249 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Retrospective: what we knew and when we knew it; 2. Earth's energy budget; 3. Climate change so far; 4. Snow and ice; 5. How the oceans are changing; 6. The past is the key to the future; 7. What the future holds; 8. Impacts of climate change; 9. Avoiding climate change; 10. Climate policy; References; Index.
Responsibility: David Archer, Stefan Rahmstorf.

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"An incredible wealth of scientific data on global warming has been collected in the last few decades. The history of the Earth's climate has been probed by drilling into polar ice sheets and sediment layers of the oceans' vast depths, and great advances have been made in computer modeling of our climate. This book provides a concise and accessible overview of what we know about ongoing climate change and its impacts, and what we can do to confront the climate crisis. Using clear and simple graphics in full color, it lucidly highlights information contained in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, and brings the subject completely up-to-date with current science and policy. The book makes essential scientific information on this critical topic accessible to a broad audience. Obtaining sound information is the first step in preventing a serious, long-lasting degradation of our planet's climate, helping to ensure our future survival"--Provided by publisher.

"This book provides a concise and accessible overview of what we know about ongoing climate change and its impacts, and what we can do to confront the climate crisis. It gives a readable account of the treasure trove of information contained in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, and also brings the subject completely up-to-date with current science and policy"--Provided by publisher.

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