Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified

Paperback | February 20, 2008

byJerry Silver

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A non-heated discussion on global warming and climate change

Interested in getting to the core of the reasons for the Earth's changing climate? Want an accurate reading on the science behind global warming? Here's your gauge! This easy-to-follow guide offers a temperate view of this hot topic.

Global Warming & Climate Change Demystified starts by looking at scientific data gathered from weather instruments, satellite telemetry, ice cores, and coral sections that reveal how the Earth's temperature is changing. The book goes on to examine the causes of climate change, including both natural processes and human-generated greenhouse gases. Finally, the consequences of global warming are discussed and a wide variety of viable solutions that can be implemented by individuals as well as society as a whole are presented. Complete with end-of-chapter quizzes and a final review to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of global warming and climate change in an unbiased and thorough manner.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • A thorough review of scientific data
  • Details on the evidence of global warming worldwide
  • Information on the origin and impact of greenhouse gases
  • Explanations of alternatives to carbon-based energy sources
  • Suggestions for local and global solutions

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Global Warming & Climate Change Demystified is your shortcut to understanding this important and timely issue.

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A non-heated discussion on global warming and climate changeInterested in getting to the core of the reasons for the Earth's changing climate? Want an accurate reading on the science behind global warming? Here's your gauge! This easy-to-follow guide offers a temperate view of this hot topic. Global Warming & Climate Change Demystified...

Jerry Silver has spent nearly two decades developing components for terrestrial photovoltaic systems for the Solarex Corporation (now BP solar). He has worked for several organizations involved with solar energy development, including the United States Department of Energy. Mr. Silver currently teaches science in New Jersey.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:289 pages, 9.1 × 7.3 × 0.55 inPublished:February 20, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071502408

ISBN - 13:9780071502405

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. Global Perspective--Thinking About the Earth
PART ONE: WHAT WE KNOW AND HOW WE KNOW IT
Chapter 2. Taking the Earth's Temperature
Chapter 3. Signs of Global Warming
PART TWO: WHY CLIMATE CHANGES
Chapter 4. The Earth's Thermostat--Keeping the Earth Warm
Chapter 5. Greenhouse Chemistry
Chapter 6. Origin and Impact of Greenhouse Gases
PART THREE: WHAT WE CAN EXPECT AND WHAT WE CAN DO
Chapter 7. Consequences of Global Warming
Chapter 8. Resetting the Earth's Thermostat--Solutions
Appendix A. Glossary
Appendix B. Milestones in the History of Climate Change
Appendix C. Satellites That Monitor Weather and Climate
Appendix D. Units of Measurement Applied to Climate Change
Appendix E. Selected Resources
Appendix F. Summary of Key Climate Variables
Appendix G. Lingering Doubts and Concerns
Appendix H. Answers to Chapter Review Questions
Appendix I. Answers to Final Exam
Index