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Author Archer, David, 1960-

Title The climate crisis : an introductory guide to climate change / David Archer, Stefan Rahmstorf.

Publication Info. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 East Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - EMPG-6  363.738 ARC    AVAILABLE
Description x, 249 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [232]-234) and index.
Summary "An incredible wealth of scientific data on global warming has been collected in the last few decades. The history of the Earth's climate has been probed by drilling into polar ice sheets and sediment layers of the oceans' vast depths, and great advances have been made in computer modeling of our climate. This book provides a concise and accessible overview of what we know about ongoing climate change and its impacts, and what we can do to confront the climate crisis. Using clear and simple graphics in full color, it lucidly highlights information contained in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, and brings the subject completely up to date with current science and policy. The book makes essential scientific information on this critical topic accessible to a broad audience. Obtaining sound information is the first step in preventing a serious, long lasting degradation of our planet's climate, helping to ensure our future survival"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Retrospective : what we knew and when we knew it -- Earth's energy budget -- Climate change so far -- Snow and ice -- How the oceans are changing -- The past is the key to the future -- What the future holds -- Impacts of climate change -- Avoiding climate change -- Climate policy.
Subject Climatic changes.
Climatic changes -- Government policy.
Added Author Rahmstorf, Stefan.
ISBN 9780521407441
9780521732550 (paperback)
0521732557 (paperback)

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