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Global Weirdness

Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas, and the Weather of the Future
(Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Produced by Climate Central—a highly regarded independent, nonprofit journalism and research foundation founded in 2008—and reviewed by scientists at major educational and research institutions the world over, Global Weirdness summarizes, in clear and accessible prose, everything we know about the science of climate change; explains what is likely to happen to the climate in the future; and lays out in practical terms what we can and cannot do to avoid further shifts.

Sixty easy-to-read entries tackle such questions as: Is climate ever “normal”? Why and how do fossil-fuel burning and other human practices produce greenhouse gases? What natural forces have caused climate change in the past? What risks does climate change pose for human health? What accounts for the diminishment of mountain glaciers and small ice caps around the world since 1850? What are the economic costs and benefits of reducing carbon emissions?

Global Weirdness enlarges our understanding of how climate change affects our daily lives, and arms us with the incontrovertible facts we need to make informed decisions about the future of the planet and of humankind.

With black-and-white images interspersed throughout.



Baker & Taylor
An accessible explanation of climate change summarizes its science while sharing insights into its implications for the future, answering key questions from the role of fossil fuels to the economic costs of reducing carbon emissions.

Baker
& Taylor

An accessible explanation of climate change summarizes its science while sharing practical insights into its implications for the future and what people can and cannot do to avoid further shifts, providing 50 comprehensive entries that answer key questions from the role of fossil fuels to the economic costs of reducing carbon emissions. 40,000 first printing.

Statement of Responsibility: Climate Central
Title: Global weirdness
severe storms, deadly heat waves, relentless drought, rising seas, and the weather of the future
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 214 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-211)
Subject Headings: Weather forecasting Global warming Global environmental change Greenhouse gases Environmental aspects Climatic changes Mathemathical models Climatic changes Forecasting Climatic changes
Topical Term: Weather forecasting
Global warming
Global environmental change
Greenhouse gases
Climatic changes
Climatic changes
Climatic changes
Additional Contributors: Climate Central, Inc
LCCN: 2011047699
ISBN: 0307907309
9780307907301
Branch Call Number: 577.22 G
Research Call Number: *R-SIBL QC903 .G58
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Jan 02, 2013
  • macchire rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Easy read about whats happening to our climate. A series of short reports easy to skim over if you are already informed of a topic and easy read if your not.

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