Understanding Climate Change Science, Policy, and Practice

ISBN-10: 1442614455
ISBN-13: 9781442614451
Edition: 2014
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 7/3/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Conversations about climate change are filled with challenges involving complex data, deeply held values, and political issues. Understanding Climate Change provides readers with a concise, accessible, and holistic picture of the climate change problem, including both the scientific and human dimensions.Understanding Climate Change examines climate change as both a scientific and a public policy issue. Sarah L. Burch and Sara E. Harris explain the basics of the climate system, climate models and prediction, and human and biophysical impacts, as well as strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing adaptability, and enabling climate change governance. The authors examine the connections between climate change and other pressing issues, such as human health, poverty, and other environmental problems, and they explore the ways that sustainable responses to climate change can simultaneously address those issues.An effective and integrated introduction to an urgent and controversial issue, Understanding Climate Change contains the tools needed for students, instructors, and decision-makers to become constructive participants in the human response to climate change.

Sarah L. Burch is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo.

Sara E. Harris is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia.

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