Bringing together material from a wide range of sources, this book offers a balanced appreciation of the ways in which climate changes can interact with society. Presupposing no background in science, it draws on extensive international case studies to put scientific principles into context. The result is a wide-ranging, stimulating, and readable book that will be invaluable to readers and students approaching the topic for the first time.
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A straightforward, up-to-the-minute introductory to the fascinating and controversial topic of climatic change and its impacts. Emphasizes how our understanding of climatic change has developed in recent years using examples and case studies from around the world. Examines major impacts on numerous aspects of human society including sea level, water supply, agriculture and overall economic development. Discusses present measures being taken to reduce greenhouse emissions and possibilities for future action.About the Author:
Ian D. Whyte is Reader in Historical Geography at Lancaster University.
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