A Global Warming Primer

Answering Your Questions about the Science, the Consequences, and the Solutions

Author: Jeffrey Bennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937548780

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Page: 128

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Is human-induced global warming a real threat to our future? Most people will express an opinion on this question, but relatively few can back their opinions with solid evidence. Many times we've even heard pundits say "I am not a scientist" to avoid the issue altogether. But the truth is, the basic science is not that difficult. Using a question and answer format, this book will help readers achieve three major goals: To see that anyone can understand the basic science of global warming; To understand the arguments about this issue made by skeptics, so that readers will be able to decide for themselves what to believe; To understand why, despite the "gloom and doom" that often surrounds this topic, the solutions are ones that will not only protect the world for our children and grandchildren, but that will actually lead us to a stronger economy with energy that is cheaper, cleaner, and more abundant than the energy we use today.

Demystifying Climate Change

An Energy Story on Science, History, Threats, and Opportunities

Author: Jeffrey Loehr,Margaret Loehr

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475835833

Category: Education

Page: 222

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Using historical anecdotes as well as modern story-telling and basic science, this book describes how humans are changing the chemistry of our air and oceans. The great life-giving cycles that maintain a livable environment are being altered, causing wide range of consequences. Very real solutions, technological and economic are also addressed.

A Global Threat

The Emergence of Climate Change Science

Author: Avery Elizabeth Hurt

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502631237

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Throughout history, Earth's temperature has risen and fallen at various cycles, creating extreme weather events, such as ice ages. However, in more recent times, human activity has greatly accelerated and intensified these cycles, leading to extreme climate change. This is the history of climate change science, its challenges and triumphs, and its impact on the future of our planet.

Extreme Weather Events

Author: Marcia Amidon Lusted

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1534501223

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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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.

A Climate Modelling Primer

Author: Kendal McGuffie,Ann Henderson-Sellers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111868785X

Category: Science

Page: 288

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As a consequence of recent increased awareness of the social and political dimensions of climate, many non-specialists discover a need for information about the variety of available climate models. A Climate Modelling Primer, Third Edition explains the basis and mechanisms of all types of current physically-based climate models. A thoroughly revised and updated edition, this book assists the reader in understanding the complexities and applicabilities of today’s wide range of climate models. Topics covered include the latest techniques for modelling the coupled biosphere-ocean-atmosphere system, information on current practical aspects of climate modelling and ways to evaluate and exploit the results, discussion of Earth System Models of Intermediate Complexity (EMICs), and interactive exercises based on Energy Balance Model (EBM) and the Daisyworld model. Source codes and results from a range of model types allows readers to make their own climate simulations and to view the results of the latest high resolution models. The accompanying CD contains: A suite of resources for those wishing to learn more about climate modelling. A range of model visualisations. Data from climate models for use in the classroom. Windows and Macintosh programs for an Energy Balance Model. Selected figures from the book for inclusion in presentations and lectures. Suitable for 3rd/4th year undergraduates taking courses in climate modelling, economic forecasting, computer science, environmental science, geography and oceanography. Also of relevance to researchers and professionals working in related disciplines with climate models or who need accessible technical background to climate modelling predictions.

Requiem für den amerikanischen Traum

Die 10 Prinzipien der Konzentration von Reichtum und Macht

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956142209

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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Noam Chomsky ist der einflussreichste Intellektuelle der Vereinigten Staaten und in seinem neuen Buch befasst er sich erstmals umfassend mit dem großen Thema unserer Zeit: der sozialen Ungleichheit. Anhand von zehn Prinzipien zur Konzentration von Reichtum und Macht und mithilfe zahlreicher historischer Texte der amerikanischen Geschichte erklärt Noam Chomsky, wie der amerikanische Traum – dass jeder es mit harter Arbeit zu etwas bringen kann – in den letzten Jahrzehnten beerdigt und ein System nie da gewesener sozialer Ungleichheit errichtet wurde, von dem letztlich nur einige wenige profitieren. Requiem für den amerikanischen Traum macht die Breite und Tiefe von Noam Chomskys Denken zugänglich wie kein anderes seiner Bücher und verdeutlicht seine politischen Ideen mit einer beispiellosen Direktheit. Die Pflichtlektüre für alle, die noch Hoffnung auf eine gemeinsame, demokratische Gestaltung unserer Zukunft haben.

Global Warming and East Asia

The Domestic and International Politics of Climate Change

Author: Paul G. Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134376219

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Global Warming and East Asia analyses the domestic politics, foreign policy and international relations of climate change in East and Southeast Asia, The countries of this important region are often disproportionately affected by climate change and, as they expand and develop, their contribution to the problem grows. The contributors investigate the increasingly widespread and disparate efforts to address global warming at international, national and local levels, and in so doing increase our understanding of a region vital to mitigating and coping with climate change. This unique volume includes in-depth studies of China and Japan, two of the most important countries in East Asia with regard to global warming, and examines the role of East and Southeast Asian countries, such as Indonesia and the Philippines, in combating the problem.


Welt in Angst

Roman

Author: Michael Crichton

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641135346

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Der Millionär und Lebemann George Morton kommt einer unglaublichen Verschwörung auf die Spur. Die Umweltorganisation NERF, die er mit großzügigen Spenden unterstützt, macht gemeinsame Sache mit skrupellosen Ökoterroristen. Ihr neuester Plan: Durch ein künstlich ausgelöstes Seebeben wollen sie ganz Kalifornien überfluten, um die Aufmerksamkeit der Welt auf die von NERF organisierte Klimakonferenz zu lenken. Morton setzt alles daran, diesem Wahnsinn ein Ende zu bereiten, doch die Terroristen sind ihm immer einen Schritt voraus ...

The green encyclopedia

Author: Irene M. Franck,David M. Brownstone

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 485

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A "Special Information Section" includes an action guide for animal rights, ecotourism and forestry; several lists: endangered and threatened wildlife and plants, biosphere reserves, world natural heritage sites, toxic chemicals and hazardous substances, health effects of toxic chemicals, and superfund sites. Also includes environmental acronyms.

Turning the Corner

Energy Solutions for the 21st Century

Author: Dohn Riley,Mark McLaughlin

Publisher: Alternative Energy Inst Incorporated

ISBN: 9780967311821

Category: Renewable energy sources

Page: 385

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Unser Leben auf dem Mars

TED Books

Author: Stephen Petranek

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104036225

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 112

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Der Zukunftsforscher und preisgekrönte Wissenschaftsjournalist Stephen Petranek erklärt in seinem TED-Book ›Unser Leben auf dem Mars‹, warum es schon in zwanzig Jahren unumgänglich sein wird, dass Menschen auf dem Mars leben. Er zeigt packend und ganz konkret, wie wir mittels bereits bestehender Technik dorthin kommen können und wie wir schon bald Wasser und Sauerstoff aus unterirdischen Eisvorkommen gewinnen und Gewächshäuser bauen werden, um so die Bedingungen für menschliches Leben auf dem nächsten Verwandten unseres Heimatplaneten zu schaffen. Es wird Leben auf dem Mars geben! Das ist nicht Science-Fiction, die Technologie dafür existiert schon heute.

Liebesbrief an die Erde

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Langen Mueller Herbig

ISBN: 348506100X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

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Das Lebensglück der Menschen hängt untrennbar mit dem Wohlergehen der Erde zusammen: Nur auf einem gesunden Planeten können wir gesund leben. Thich Nhat Hanh zeigt, wie eng Denken und Handeln der Menschen mit dem Zustand der Erde verbunden sind. Er entwickelt einen Leitfaden der Achtsamkeit, nach dem wir sinnhaft leben und zugleich die Natur wertschätzen und schützen können. Die Vorstellung, dass Mensch und Umwelt getrennt sind, wird aufgegeben und ein Gefühl der Liebe und Verbundenheit mit dem großen Ganzen gefördert.

The green museum

a primer on environmental practice

Author: Sarah S. Brophy,Elizabeth Wylie

Publisher: Altamira Pr

ISBN: 9780759111653

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

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The Green Museum shows museum professionals how they can incorporate green design into new construction and day to day operations, using sustainable practices to save on operating costs and make museums attractive to new fundraising sources.



Weltatlas des Klimawandels

Karten und Fakten zur globalen Karten und Fakten zur globalen Erwärmung

Author: Kirstin Dow,Thomas E. Downing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863930646

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Page: 112

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Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)