Global Climate Change And California

Author: Joseph B. Knox
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520076600
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California's extraordinary ecological and economic diversity has brought it prosperity, pollution, and overpopulation. These factors and the state's national and international ties make California an essential test case for the impact of global climate change—temperature increases, water shortages, more ultraviolet radiation. The scientists in this forward-looking volume give their best estimates of what the future holds. Beginning with an overview by Joseph Knox, the book discusses the greenhouse effect, the latest climate modeling capabilities, the implications of climate change for water resources, agriculture, biological ecosystems, human behavior, and energy. The warning inherent in a scenario of unchecked population growth and energy use in California applies to residents of the entire planet. The sobering conclusions related here include recommendations for research that will help us all prepare for potential climate change.

Global Climate Change

Author: Horace M. Karling
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781560729990
Size: 64.59 MB
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Now that the Bush Administration has kiboshed the Kyoto Protocol, are efforts to curtail global warming dead? Are even more technical studies called for? The issue of global warming would appear to be one which will force pollution control even before the public will need to walk around with gas masks as part of their daily attire. Such controls, however, will require a gutsy administration in Washington which may not surface in the short run. This new book brings presents the issues of global climate change in a crystal clear manner leaving no doubt that a crisis is enveloping the world.

International Relations And Global Climate Change

Author: Urs Luterbacher
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262621496
Size: 49.31 MB
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An overview of the major theoretical and methodological approaches to global climate change and international relations.

Global Climate Change

Author: Paul McCaffrey
Publisher: Hw Wilson Company
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Examining the ongoing changes in Earth's climate, this book explores causes, arguments for and against the existence of global warming, and what the future may hold.

Global Warming

Author: J. Dexter Peach
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780756746889
Size: 75.20 MB
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Provides an overview of federal research on global warming in 1990 and identifies policy issues for dealing with climate change. It is intended to provide a framework for understanding the science and policy issues concerning global climate change. This report: 1. describes what is known and now known about greenhouse gases; 2. examines the strengths and limitations of estimates of enhanced global warming; and 3. identifies possible policy responses. Charts and tables.

Catastrophic Climate Change And Global Warming

Author: Frank Spalding
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1448812003
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Provides information about global warming which is aimed at helping students determine fact from fiction in relation to the phenomenon, and includes suggestions for ways readers can help prevent global temperature change.