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Title Extreme weather events / Marcia Amidon Lusted, Book Editor.

Publication Info. New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Graves-Hume PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - GVHY-12  J 551.55 GLO    AVAILABLE
 Moline SD 40 - HS Stacks - MHSG-6  551.55 LUS    AVAILABLE
 Sandwich PLD YA Non-Fiction - SABB-4  YA 551.55 GLO    DUE 10-11-19
Description 244 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Global viewpoints
Global viewpoints.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Extreme weather around the world. Extreme weather and climate change / Daniel Huber and Jay Gulledge -- How the oceans influence climate / The United Nations Environment Programme -- An intriduction to climate change and global warming / Anup Shah -- Sea level rise and coastal cities / Erin A. Thead -- Hurricanes and climate change / John McQuaid -- Weird weather? / Christine Ottery -- The effects of extreme weather. Climate impacts on human health / U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- Climate change and animal health / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Juan Lubroth -- Extreme weather events and sustainable development / Muhammad Afzal and Salim Barbhuiya -- Climate change and food / International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies -- Climate change and famine / Physicians for Social Responsibility -- Extreme weather and global warming. How we know global warming is real and human caused / Donald R. Prothero -- Is global warming really that bad? / Melissa Denchak -- Climate justice and equity / Anup Shah -- The Paris Climate Summit and cutting greenhouse gases / Murray Hiebert -- Is climate change caused by human activity? / Frank Thomas -- Coping with extreme weather. What countries are doing to tackle climate change / NPR News Staff -- Technologies for Adaptation to climate change / Peter Stalker -- Engaging the private sector in adaptation to climate change / Bonizella Biagini and Alan Miller -- Climate change and reducing disaster risk / United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Summary In the wake of every killer hurricane, devastating wild fire, severe drought, or once-in-a-century flooding event, it has become commonplace for scientists, politicians, and ordinary citizens to debate whether or not these severe weather events can be tied directly to climate change and global warming. The scientific consensus generally indicates that we are beginning to see upticks in extreme weather due to warming and the resulting shift in weather patterns. Certain politicians, business interests, and energy executives, however, forcefully reject such connections as unproven and speculative. Where does the truth lie? This anthology collects the strongest viewpoints from across the ideological spectrum and the globe and allows readers to evaluate the arguments and evidence for themselves before forming an educated opinion. Bibliography, Detailed Table of Contents, Further Information Section, Index, Maps, Primary Sources, Sidebars, Websites.
Subject Climatic changes.
Global warming.
Severe storms.
Climatic changes. (OCoLC)fst00864229
Global warming. (OCoLC)fst00943506
Severe storms. (OCoLC)fst01113724
Added Author Lüsted, Marcia Amidon, editor.
ISBN 9781534501140 (library bound)
1534501142 (library bound)
9781534501126 (paperback)
1534501126 (paperback)

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