Climate Change: Causes, Effects, and Solutions

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Human-induced climate change is a serious concern, drawingincreasing attention from the media, policy makers and citizensaround the world. This comprehensive and thought-provoking volumeexplains in easily understandable language the potential effects ofclimate change on our planet and our lives.

Climate Change: Causes, Effects and Solutions examinesthe latest scientific findings without any advanced technicalknowledge. It goes beyond a description of changes in the physicalenvironment to consider the broader issues of ecological, economicand human effects of climate change.

The book explains:

  • the causes and effects of climate change from anatural and human environment perspective.
  • mitigation options and policies that could reduce the impactsof climate change.
  • global impacts -  with case studies are taken from NorthAmerica, Europe, Australasia and elsewhere.

Essential reading for undergraduates and generalreaders who want to heighten their knowledge and understanding ofthis important problem.

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This book addresses civilization’s most importantenvironmental challenge: climate change. Burning of fossil fuelshas greatly increased the atmospheric concentration of greenhousegases, trapping more of the sun’s energy near theEarth’s surface. In response, our planet is warming at anunprecedented rate, and ecosystems are already changing.

Modern industrialized economies depend largely on the combustionof coal, oil and gas. However, if current greenhouse gas emissionrates continue, altered temperature and precipitation patterns willseriously impact ecosystems and human welfare. Many nations haveadopted policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but acomprehensive and effective international climate treaty remainspart of a continuing debate.

Climate Change: Causes, Effects, and Solutions, isdivided into three main sections: Climate Change: Past, Present,and Future; Ecological Effects of Climate Change; Human Dimensionsof Climate Change. It presents an accurate account of what we doand do not know about climate change.

Key features of this book include:

  • A comprehensive analysis of both the science and policy issuesof climate change
  • A clear description of the causes of climate change
  • Documentation of the predicted effects of climate change onecosystems, agriculture, sea level, human health andinfrastructure
  • A range of case studies from North America, Europe,Australasia, and elsewhere
  • A discussion of proposed actions at the individual, nationaland international levels to reduce climate change or itsimpacts

This book is an ideal text for courses in global climate change,or as a supplement to courses in environmental studies, naturalscience, climatology, or physical geography. Additionally, it isessential reading for journalists, environmental policymakers, andeveryone who seeks to understand the consequences of climate changeand the steps we must take to sustain a livable planet.

 

 

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Description: A first-level textbook that offers a comprehensive treatment of the causes and effects of climate change from physical environment and human environment perspective.

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