Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | October 31, 2014

byMark Maslin

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Climate change is still, arguably, the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century. Previously published as Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction, the new edition is now Climate Change: A Very Short introduction, reflecting an important change in theterminology of the last decade. In the third edition, Mark Maslin includes crucial updates from the last few years, including the results of the 2013 IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, the effects of ocean acidification, and the impact of changes to global population and health. Exploring all of the key topics in the debate, Maslinmakes sense of the complexities climate change involves, from political and social issues to environmental and scientific. Looking at its predicated impacts, he explores all of the controversies, and also explains the various proposed solutions. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Climate change is still, arguably, the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century. Previously published as Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction, the new edition is now Climate Change: A Very Short introduction, reflecting an important change in theterminology of the last decade. In the third...

Mark Maslin is Professor of Climatology at University College London. He is currently a Royal Society Industrial Fellow. He was the former Director of the UCL Environment Institute and Head of the Department of Geography. He is science advisor to the Global Precious Commodities PLC, Global Cool Foundation, Climatecom Strategies, Steri...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.68 inPublished:October 31, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198719043

ISBN - 13:9780198719045

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AcknowledgementsPreface to the third editionAbbreviationsList of illustrationsList of tablesIntroduction1. What is climate change?2. The climate change debate3. Evidence for climate change4. Modeling future climate5. Climate change impacts6. Climate surprises7. Politics of climate change8. Solutions9. Envisioning the futureFurther readingIndex