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Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction

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Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction

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Fully updated for 2008, explaining the latest scientific findings on climate change
Discusses how and why changes are occurring, and sets this in the context of past global climate change
Explores recent political developments including the UK Stern Review, US Governmental policy, and the latest findings from the IPCC

Series: Very Short Introduction Series Volume: 118

By: Mark A Maslin (Author)

192 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Nov 2008 | Edition: 2 | #175364 | ISBN-13: 9780199548248
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Global warming is arguably the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty first century. This concise and accessible explanation of the key topics in the debate if fully updated for 2008. It brings the reader right up to date by describing recent developments – from US policy to the UK Climate Change Bill, and where we stand with the Kyoto Protocol. It also includes a chapter on local solutions, reflecting the now widely held view that to mitigate any impending disaster governments and individuals must act together.


1: What Is Global Warming?
2: A Brief History of the Global Warming Debate
3: What is the Evidence for Climate Change?
4: How Do You Model the Future?
5: What are the Possible Future Impacts?
6: Surprises
7: Politics
8: Solutions
9: Visions of a Zero-Carbon Future
10: Conclusion

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