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CO2 Rising The World's Greatest Environmental Challenge

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ISBN-10: 0262220830

ISBN-13: 9780262220835

Edition: 2008

Authors: Tyler Volk

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The most colossal environmental disturbance in human history is under way. Ever-rising levels of the potent greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) are altering the cycles of matter and life and interfering with the Earth's natural cooling process. Melting Arctic ice and mountain glaciers are just the first relatively mild symptoms of what will result from this disruption of the planetary energy balance. In CO 2 Rising,scientist Tyler Volk explains the process at the heart of global warming and climate change: the global carbon cycle. Vividly and concisely, Volk describes what happens when CO 2 is released by the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas), letting loose carbon…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introducing the CO2 Molecule and Its Carbon Atom
From a Molecule in Beer to the Great Cycle of Carbon in the Biosphere
The Worldwide Increase of CO2
Fossil-Fuel Carbon Atoms Join the Biosphere
Carbon's Fluxes and Its Rate of Increase
Time Capsules in Ice
Wealth, Energy, and CO2
How High Will the CO2 Go?
Reining In the CO2 Increase
The Ultimate Fates of Our Carbon Atoms