The atlas of climate change : mapping the world's greatest challenge
- Kirstin Dow and Thomas E. Downing.
- 3rd ed.
- Abingdon, Oxon : Earthscan ; Brighton, UK : Produced for Earthscan by Myriad Editions, 2011.
- Physical description
- 128 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 25 cm.
At the library
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
|QC903 .D75 2011||Unknown|
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 116-124) and index.
- Part 1: Signs of Change 1.1. Warning Signs 1.2. Polar Changes 1.3. Glacial Retreat 1.4. Ocean Changes 1.5. Everyday Extremes
- Part 2: Forcing Change 2.1. The Greenhouse Effect 2.2. The Climate System 2.3 Interpreting Past Climates 2.4. Forecasting Future Climates 2.5. Tipping Elements
- Part 3: Driving Climate Change 3.1. Emissions Past and Present 3.2. Fossil Fuels 3.3. Methane and Other Gases 3.4. Transportation 3.5. Disrupting the Carbon Balance 3.6. Agriculture
- Part 4: Expected Consequences 4.1. Disrupted Ecosystems 4.2. Threatened Water Supplies 4.3. Food Security 4.4. Threats to Health 4.5. Rising Sea Levels 4.6. Cities at Risk 4.7. Cultural Losses
- Part 5: Responding to Change 5.1. Local Adaptation 5.2. City Responses 5.3. Carbon Dioxide & Economic Growth 5.4. Renewable Energy 5.5. Capacity to Adapt 5.6. Low Carbon Futures 5.7. Counting Carbon
- Part 6: International Policy & Action 6.1. International Action 6.2. Meeting Kyoto Targets 6.3. Beyond Kyoto and Copenhagen 6.4. Carbon Trading 6.5. Financing the Response
- Part 7: Committing to Solutions 7.1. Personal Action 7.2. Public Action
- Part 8: Climate Change Data Data tables. Sources.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Since the first edition of this highly acclaimed Atlas was published in 2006 (it won the 'Planeta Environment Book of the Year' award) climate change has climbed even further up the global agenda. This new edition features: the outcomes of the negotiations at the UNFCC conference in Copenhagen the latest developments in climate change research and data on its impacts around the world; new coverage of the role played by the world's oceans estimates of the economic impact of climate change updated maps and graphics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This highly acclaimed atlas distills the vast science of climate change, providing a reliable and insightful guide to this rapidly growing field. Since the 2006 publication of the first edition, climate change has climbed even higher up the global agenda. This new edition reflects the latest developments in research and the impact of climate change, and in current efforts to mitigate and adapt to changes in the world's weather. This atlas covers a wide range of topics, including warning signs, vulnerable populations, health impacts, renewable energy, emissions reduction, personal and public action. The third edition includes new or additional coverage of a number of topics, including agreements reached in Copenhagen and Cancun, ocean warming and increased acidity, the economic impact of climate change, and advantages gained by communities and business from adapting to climate change. The extensive maps and graphics have been updated with new data, making this edition once again an essential resource for everyone concerned with this pressing subject.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 1849712174 (pbk.)
- 9781849712170 (pbk.)
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