Global Warming - 
      Natalie Goldstein

Global Warming

This title offers an objective look at the controversial topic of global warming. It is an undisputed fact that the Earth's climate is changing, and although the scientific community continues to debate the exact correlation between human activity and climatic change, there is now almost universal consensus that humankind directly impacts Earth's climate - an idea referred to as global warming. Les mer
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This title offers an objective look at the controversial topic of global warming. It is an undisputed fact that the Earth's climate is changing, and although the scientific community continues to debate the exact correlation between human activity and climatic change, there is now almost universal consensus that humankind directly impacts Earth's climate - an idea referred to as global warming. Scientists are continuously gathering data that hints at a bleak future. Despite ever-increasing technological advances, recent events such as Hurricane Katrina in the United States and Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar reveal how vulnerable humanity is to the weather. This is the reason many scientists advocate that countries take an active role in limiting the damages they cause, expanding the global warming movement from an environmental issue to a political and social one. ""Global Warming"" offers a clear, objective account of the science behind climate change, the potential harm that industrial economies cause to the environment, the international debates that have emerged, and the potential for mitigation. This new volume explores specific case studies, including the United States, Brazil, Australia, Germany, and China, analyzing the effects each country has had on the climate and the steps they are taking to ensure a sustainable future.
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Forlag: Facts On File Inc
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 352
ISBN: 9780816067695
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Forewordv




Kerry Harrison Cook





List of Acronyms and Abbreviations

ix




PART I: At Issue





Introduction

3(63)




Historical Background

3(3)




The Science of Climate Change

6(28)




Present and Future Climate Change

34(20)




Adaptation and Mitigation

54(12)




Focus on the United States

66(36)




Historical Background

66(19)




Climate Change and the United States

85(6)




Adaptation and Mitigation

91(11)




Global Perspectives

102(37)




Brazil: Fuel v. Forests

102(7)




Australia: High and Dry

109(7)




Germany: Leader of the Pack

116(6)




China: The Development Dilemma

122(17)




PART II: Primary Sources





United States Documents

139(55)




International Documents

194(27)




PART III: Research Tools





How to Research Global Warming

221(11)




Using This Book's Resources

221(1)




Finding Information Independently

222(1)




Accessing the Library's Information Online

223(1)




Using the Internet to Find Information

224(1)




Finding Reliable Information

225(7)




Facts and Figures

232(20)




Science and Global Climate Change

232(14)




United States

246(6)




Key Players A to Z

252(9)




Organizations and Agencies

261(14)




Annotated Bibliography

275(36)




Science

276(12)




Policy, Impacts, and Mitigation

288(12)




Nonprint Resources

300(4)




Web Sites and Documents

304(7)
Chronology311(9)
Glossary320(7)
Index327
Natalie Goldstein is a freelance writer who has penned numerous books for the educational market, including Globalization and Free Trade for Facts On File and Checkmark Books, as well as textbooks and teachers' guides for middle schools and encyclopedias for high schools. Kerry Harrison Cook is professor of climate system science in the Department of Geological Sciences, part of the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin She has published widely in the field of climate dynamics and was named a Merrill Outstanding Educator in 2003 and 2007.