global warming Books

  • Global Warming

    Global warming and the resulting climate change is one of the most serious environmental problems facing the world community. Global Warming: the Complete Briefing is the most comprehensive guide available to the subject. A world-renowned expert, Sir John Houghton explores the scientific basis of global warming and the likely impacts of climate ...

  • Rising Above Global Warming

    This book is a children’s book on global warming with illustrations. Oddly, it is the first of its kind. The subject of global warming when looked at through the lens of hopelessness is a dark issue, but when the topic is dealt with by creating empowerment in the next generation, the outcome keeps most readers’ attention and develops optimism for ...

  • Global Warming: Facts vs. Faith

    Walter Cunningham has enjoyed careers in the United States Marine Corps, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and private industry, including 12 years as a venture ...

  • Global Warming

    Global Warming: Engineering Solutions goes beyond the discussion of what global warming is, and offers complete concrete solutions that can be used to help prevent global warming. Innovative engineering solutions are needed to reduce the effects of global warming. Discussed here are proposed engineering solutions for reducing global warming ...

  • Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming

    The most important fact about climate science, often overlooked, is that scientists disagree about the environmental impacts of the combustion of fossil fuels on the global climate. There is no survey or study showing “consensus” on the most important scientific issues, despite frequent claims by advocates to the ...

  • Unstoppable Solar Cycles: Rethinking Global Warming

    When Erik the Red first arrived in Greenland, the fertile green land was perfect for farming. But within a few centuries the thriving Viking settlements had been wiped out by global ...

  • Global Warming and Energy Policy

    This volume, proceedings of a symposium on global warming and energy policy, explores two major environmental concerns that arise from fuel use: the prospect that the globe will become warmer as a result of emissions of carbon dioxide, and the effect upon health of the fine particles emitted as combustion products. In regards to the former, ...

  • Global Warming - Myth or Reality?

    In the global-warming debate, definitive answers to questions about ultimate causes and effects remain elusive. In Global Warming: Myth or Reality? Marcel Leroux seeks to separate fact from fiction in this critical debate from a climatological perspective. Beginning with a review of the dire hypotheses for climate trends, the author describes the ...

  • Africa - Up in smoke? The second report from the Working Group on Climate Change and Development

    Global warming is already hitting Africa. This is increasing the vulnerability of poor communities, especially farmers, who are having to cope with not only more droughts but also sudden, violent and unpredictable rainfall. “Africa – Up in Smoke?” is the second report from the Working Group on Climate Change and Development. It has a foreword by ...

  • Global Warming: The Complete Briefing, 4th Edition

    John Houghton’s market-leading textbook is now in full colour and includes the latest IPCC findings, making it the definitive guide to climate change. Written for students across a wide range of disciplines, its simple, logical flow of ideas gives an invaluable grounding in the science and impacts of climate change and highlights the need for ...

  • Global Warming and Economic Development

    Three questions need to be addressed when discussing the global warming issue. First, is a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions necessary? Second, if the answer is yes, what is the optimal level of CO2 emissions? Third, who should be held responsible for reducing CO2 emissions? This book addresses these three questions by formulating a ...

  • UNEP 2008 Annual Report

    This summary of UNEP's activities in 2008 provides an overview of the organization’s contribution to the fight against climate change in a year in which unequivocal evidence established that global warming is the defining challenge of our era. The report also looks at the broad range of other activities carried out by UNEP as it follows its ...

  • UNEP 2007 Annual Report

    This summary of UNEP's activities in 2007 provides an overview of the organization’s contribution to the fight against climate change in a year in which unequivocal evidence established that global warming is the defining challenge of our era. The report also looks at the broad range of other activities carried out by UNEP as it follows its ...

  • Up in Smoke? Asia and the Pacific

    The human drama of climate change will largely be played out in Asia, where over 60 per cent of the world's population, around four billion people, live. This, the fifth report from the Working Group on Climate Change and Development, asks will global warming send Asia and the Pacific 'Up in ...

  • Assessing Climate Change

    Despite the inadequacies of the temperature measurement network, there is little doubt that much of the Earth has been undergoing a moderate warming since about the start of the 20th century, although this warming has been more pronounced in some areas, and it wavered in mid-century. A critical question facing mankind is: Has this global warming ...

  • YMT 2004 - Making sustainability connections

    Sustainability principles may be advancing in boardrooms across the world, but progress is slow. Despite a growing awareness of the impact the global population is having on finite resources, global warming and health pandemics, a profound shift is needed to move toward sustainable business practices. To overcome these hurdles, the third year of ...

  • Assessing Climate Change

    Despite the inadequacies of the temperature measurement network, there is little doubt that much of the Earth has been undergoing a moderate warming since about the start of the 20th century, although this warming has been more pronounced in some areas, and it wavered in mid-century. A critical question facing mankind is: Has this global warming ...

  • Global Warming - The Research Challenges

    This book presents the latest results of global warming researches focusing on Japanese and international efforts. In 2002, Japan initiated 'Global Warming Research Initiatives' lead by the Council for Science and Technology Policy, which aims to harmonize the national research activities and projects. This book is the first report from the ...

  • Climate Change Litigation

    In the absence of mandatory requirements on companies and governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, advocacy groups, public authorities and individuals are turning their attention to legal mechanisms as part of their efforts to compel corporations and governments to address global warming issues. Aimed at lawyers, scientists, policy makers, ...

  • Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, Third Edition

    The latest edition of a bestseller, this text expands its scope to explore the emerging area that is broadly described as sustainability science and technology, which includes green chemistry and industrial ecology. It is designed for those who have little or no knowledge of chemistry, but who need the basics of chemical science for their course ...

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