Global Warming For Dummies sorts out fact from fiction, explaining the science behind climate change and examining the possible long-term effects of a warmer planet. This no-nonsense guide helps readers explore solutions to this challenging problem, from what governments and industry can do to what readers can do at home and how to get involved. You can learn to: understand the science behind global change; recognise the causes of global warming; and, reduce your carbon footprint.
Introduction. Part I: Understanding Global Warming. Chapter 1: Global Warming Basics. Chapter 2: The Greenhouse We Live In. Chapter 3: The Big Deal About Carbon. Part II: Tracking Down the Causes. Chapter 4: Living in the Dark Ages of Fossil Fuels. Chapter 5: Getting Right to the Source: The Big Emitters. Chapter 6: Taking It Personally: Individual Sources of Emissions. Part III: Examining the Effects of Global Warming. Chapter 7: Not-So-Natural Disasters. Chapter 8: Risking Flora and Fauna: Impacts on Plants and Animals. Chapter 9: Hitting Home: Global Warming's Direct Effect on People. Part IV: Political Progress: Fighting Global Warming Nationally and Internationally. Chapter 10 : Voting for Your Future: What Governments Can Do. Chapter 11: Beyond Borders: Progress on a Global Level. Chapter 12: Developing in the Face of Global Warming. Part V: Solving the Problem. Chapter 13: A Whole New World of Energy. Chapter 14: Show Me the Money: Business and Industrial Solutions. Chapter 15: Activists without Borders: Non-Governmental Organizations. Chapter 16: Lights, Camera, Action: The Media and Global Warming. Chapter 17: Taking the High Road. Chapter 18: Making a Difference at Home and Work. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Things You Can Do Today to Slow Global Warming. Chapter 20: Ten Inspiring Leaders in the Fight Against Global Warming. Chapter 21: Top Ten Myths about Global Warming. Chapter 22: Ten Online Global Warming Resources. Index.
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