The Resource What we know about climate change, Kerry Emanuel, (electronic resource)

What we know about climate change, Kerry Emanuel, (electronic resource)

Label
What we know about climate change
Title
What we know about climate change
Statement of responsibility
Kerry Emanuel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book argues that in spite of extreme views in the media, reasonable scientists agree that human activity has significantly increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere (dramatically so since the 1970s), and that there is good reason for concern. Kerry Emanuel explains the basic science of global warming to non-experts and shows why it is very difficult to predict when it will have a dramatic effect on the climate. Nonetheless, change will come. Emanuel warns of more intense hurricanes, flooding, and the advancing of deserts, and he calls for urgent action to reduce greenhouse gases. He also blasts the media for underreporting the dangers of global warming: in search of a "balanced" story, journalists have turned to extremists in the scientific community to find people who will deny the problem. In addition, he suggests some solutions for reducing the threat of global warming. The second edition is updated throughout and covers two main developments that have occurred since publication of the first edition. The first development is the next round of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate simulations, Assessment Report Five (AR5), which will provide an update on projections of climate change in the future. The second development is the so-called climategate incident and the subsequent collapse of U.S. popular and political support for dealing with climate change. This is mostly a political phenomenon, and Emanuel provides some insight into what happened and the consequences going forward"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.738/74
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC903
LC item number
.E43 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Boston review books
Label
What we know about climate change, Kerry Emanuel, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn819330024
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262018432
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28951773
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • js28951773
  • (OCoLC)819330024

Library Locations

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