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Global Warming in the 21st Century: Our Evolving Climate Crisis

By: Bruce E Johansen

928 pages, 3 Volumes

Greenwood Publishing Group

Hardback | May 2006 | #159595 | ISBN: 0275985857
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Evidence of rising temperatures, melting ice, rising sea levels, and damage to flora and fauna on land and in the oceans has been accumulating for several decades. Scientific bodies around the world have traced this trend to increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, most of it attributable to the consumption of fossil fuels. Despite the evidence, political debate still rages over the existence of global warming.

Global Warming in the 21st Century provides a detailed review of the accumulating evidence of global warming, from the Arctic and Antarctic to the tropics, focusing special attention on a number of processes that will accelerate warming as the century passes. Extensive warming also could endanger sea life through the devastation of phytoplankton populations at the base of the oceanic food chain. Bruce Johansen presents scientific theories on the subject that conflict with popular assumptions and explains that global warming is a slow-motion crisis in which the effects of greenhouse gas emissions are not evident in the atmosphere until roughly a half-century after they occur. Extensive reports from scientific literature explain how ozone depletion in the stratosphere and warming near the surface of the Earth are related.

This three-volume work also proposes detailed solutions to global warming, including a worldwide overhaul in energy systems that will go beyond the initial diplomatic efforts of the Kyoto Protocol. The set ends with one of the most extensive bibliographies in the field and includes more than 80 color and black and white illustrations.

The work the world has been waiting for. Scientifically authoritative, fully comprehensive but excellently written, this the ultimate work on the ultimate threat. It has long been established that global warming presents the greatest threat ever to human and natural survival. Well, Global Warming in the 21st Century presents the definitive guide to the nature of this threat and what we can do to avert it. - Mark Lynas, author of High Tide: The Truth about Our Climate Crisis "Of all the reference books on global warming, none is as thorough, thoughtful and easy to navigate as Bruce Johansen's series. His grasp of the science is as meticulous as his presentation is lucid. Combining clear reporting of the impacts of a warming atmosphere with ground-level descriptions from people affected by these ominous changes, Johansen has provided a lasting and invaluable resource about a subject that will only continue to attract more and more attention in the coming years." - Ross Gelbspan, author of The Heat Is On and Boiling Point"

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BRUCE E. JOHANSEN is Professor of Communications and Native American Studies at University of Nebraska. He is the author of dozens of books, including The Dirty Dozen: Toxic Chemicals and the Earth's Future, The Global Warming Desk Reference, and The Native Peoples of North America. He is series editor of Praeger's Native America: Yesterday and Today.

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