Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified
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Description: A non-heated discussion on global warming and climate change Interested in getting to the core of the reasons for the Earth's changing climate? Want an accurate reading on the science behind global warming? Here's your gauge! This easy-to-follow guide offers a temperate view of this hot topic. Global Warming & Climate Change Demystified starts by looking at scientific data gathered from weather instruments, satellite telemetry, ice cores, and coral sections that reveal how the Earth's temperature is changing. The book goes on to examine the causes of climate change, including both natural processes and human-generated greenhouse gases. Finally, the consequences of global warming are discussed and a wide variety of viable solutions that can be implemented by individuals as well as society as a whole are presented. Complete with end-of-chapter quizzes and a final review to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of global warming and climate change in an unbiased and thorough manner. This fast and easy guide offers: A thorough review of scientific dataDetails on the evidence of global warming worldwideInformation on the origin and impact of greenhouse gasesExplanations of alternatives to carbon-based energy sourcesSuggestions for local and global solutions Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Global Warming & Climate Change Demystified is your shortcut to understanding this important and timely issue.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 2/20/2008
Size: 7.30" wide x 9.10" long x 0.75" tall
|Global Perspective--Thinking About the Earth|
|What We Know And How We Know It|
|Taking the Earth's Temperature|
|Signs of Global Warming|
|Why Climate Changes|
|The Earth's Thermostat--Keeping the Earth Warm|
|Origin and Impact of Greenhouse Gases|
|What We Can Expect And What We Can Do|
|Consequences of Global Warming|
|Resetting the Earth's Thermostat--Solutions|
|Milestones in the History of Climate Change|
|Satellites That Monitor Weather and Climate|
|Units of Measurement Applied to Climate Change|
|Summary of Key Climate Variables|
|Lingering Doubts and Concerns|
|Answers to Chapter Review Questions|
|Answers to Final Exam|