The Resource What we know about climate change, Kerry Emanuel

What we know about climate change, Kerry Emanuel

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
PSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emanuel, Kerry A.
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC903
LC item number
.E43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QC903
NAL item number
.E43 2012
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Boston review book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Global uppvärmning
  • Växthuseffekten
Label
What we know about climate change, Kerry Emanuel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [95]-96)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The myth of natural stability
  • Greenhouse physics
  • Why the climate problem is difficult
  • Determining humanity's influence
  • The consequences
  • Communicating climate science
  • Our options
  • The politics surrounding global climate change
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 96 pages
Isbn
9780262018432
Lccn
2012031530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)801591395
Label
What we know about climate change, Kerry Emanuel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [95]-96)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The myth of natural stability
  • Greenhouse physics
  • Why the climate problem is difficult
  • Determining humanity's influence
  • The consequences
  • Communicating climate science
  • Our options
  • The politics surrounding global climate change
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 96 pages
Isbn
9780262018432
Lccn
2012031530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)801591395

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