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Global Climate Change and Life on Earth

Edited By: RL Wyman

304 pages, Figures

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1991 | #13732 | ISBN: 0412028212
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About this book

With contributions from a wide range of environmental organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund, National Audubon Society, and the Environmental Defense Fund, as well as from academia and government institutions, this book focuses on the greenhouse effect and its relation to issues such as deforestation, overpopulation and hunger.

'... this book gives a comprehensive explanation and criticism of the methods used for predicting global warming.' Environmental Education & Information '... the general reader will find the material quite accessible.' BioScience '... provides a good overview of the issue of global climate change and its impact on life on earth including Man.' Water, Air, and Soil Pollution


Contents

Changes in temperature and hydrology caused by increases of atmospheric carbon dioxide as predicted by general circulation models, R.T. Wetherald; Sources of carbon dioxide, deforestation, reforestation and climate in the 21st century, R.A. Houghton; Tree rings and past climatic variability, E. Cook; Consequences of global warming on biological diversity, R. Peters; Double jeopardy for migrating wildlife, R. Lester; Multiple threats to wildlife: climate change, air pollution and habitat fragmentation, R.L. Wyman; Climate change, wildfire, and processes in eastern US forests, J. Clark; Climate change, sea level rise and costal resources, S. Leatherman; Global climate change and water resources, J. Hayes; Species extinction and human activity - past, present and future, D. Steadman; Impact of climatic change on human health and disease, J. Longstreth; Climatic change and US agriculture, D. Dudek; Climate change and human mortality, L. Kalkstein; Regulatory responses to climatic and environmental change, T.C. Jorling; The challenge of global warming, D.E. Abrahamson; Now what do we do? - R.L. Wyman, et al.

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