The Climate Crisis: An Introductory Guide to Climate Change


An incredible wealth of scientific data on global warming has been collected in the last few decades.

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Publisher Cambridge
Language ENGLISH
Publish year 2010
Pages 260 pages
ISBN 9780521732550


An incredible wealth of scientific data on global warming has been collected in the last few decades. The history of the Earth’s climate has been probed by drilling into polar ice sheets and sediment layers of the oceans: vast depths, and great advances have been made in computer modelling of our climate.

This book provides a concise and accessible overview of what we know about ongoing climate change and its impacts, and what we can do to confront the climate crisis. Using clear and simple graphics in full colour, it lucidly highlights information contained in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, and brings the subject completely up-to-date with current science and policy.

The book makes essential scientific information on this critical topic accessible to a broad audience. Obtaining sound information is the first step in preventing a serious, long-lasting degradation of our planet’s climate, helping to ensure our future survival.


– Clear presentation of scientific data and strong use of simple graphics in full colour makes this accessible to anyone with a basic high-school education
– Also suitable for use in the classroom for both science-majors and non-majors, either as a primary textbook or a supplementary ‘reader’
– Completely up-to-date with current science and policy issues, providing the reader with essential information on this critical issue

Table of Contents


1. Retrospective: what we knew and when we knew it;
2. Earth’s energy budget;
3. Climate change so far;
4. Snow and ice;
5. How the oceans are changing;
6. The past is the key to the future;
7. What the future holds;
8. Impacts of climate change;
9. Avoiding climate change;
10. Climate policy;


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Weight 1000 g





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