It also mentions the Islands in the Pacific that are sinking under water every year. Anthrogenic means humans cause it climate change has been a topic for a long time now. It seems obvious, at least to this reader, that stopping or slowing global warming has to include a big reduction in the use of coal and oil. Produced by Climate Central, the book is divided into three parts; the first reviews the science of climate change, considering not just greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and water vapor, but contributors from Earth itself. Written in chapters that span only 2-5 pages, the folks at Climate Central lay out the evidence for climate change, starting with an overview of how various parts of the ecosystem work and then moving into what the current peer-reviewed research shows, in the context of the basic scientific information presented earlier.
With black-and-white images interspersed throughout. About the Author This book was produced collectively by scientists and journalists at Climate Central, a nonprofit, nonpartisan science and journalism organization. What risks does climate change pose for human health? The title is an eye-grabber, no doubt. Required reading for the layman, and eminently readable. The diverse authors of this volume address these questions in an accessible way. Genre writing, with its mix of old and new, brings to light the complicated process by which we make sense of our present and determine what belongs to our time.
Global weirdness would interest anyone who is concerned about our planets current state and global warming. Download and start listening now! The climate has changed dramatically in the past -- 3. It is what caused me to pick it up off the shelf at my school's library and take a look. Even the definition of terms e. Over the years, I've read multiple books and articles by journalists and scientists that all arrive at the same conclusion: the climate is changing because of choices made by human beings.
The journalists at Climate Central, a nonprofit, apolitical science and journalism organization, provide a straightforward, easy-to-understand tour of this knowledge. Climate change will force people to move, but whether it's a million people or a hundred million is hard to say -- 47. It is caused by humans. Droughts, torrential rains, and other extreme weather are happening more often than they used to -- 39. However, climate change does not occur in a social vacuum; it reflects relations between social groups and forces us to contemplate the ways in which we think about and engage with the environment and each other. The facts are alarming, but the tone of the book is not alarmist.
Climate change or Global Warming, which is correct? This is going to be the major crisis of our and our children's generation. An all-inclusive resource covering a rapidly-advancing field, this book: Explores the impact of climate change and global warming on the production of biomass Describes the positive and negative effects of biomass production on ecosystems and biodiversity Illustrates the use of biomass for the production of electricity Considers the replacement of fossil fuels with biofuels, biofuel production, and emerging technologies Addresses institutional and environmental issues relevant to bioenergy Discusses factors impacting the economic feasibility of renewable energy systems Introduction to Bioenergy defines major processes for the production, conversion, and use of bioenergy. Before the mid-18 th Century, the drain could accommodate the trickle of carbon dioxide coming out of the faucet. If we simply stopped opening the faucet any wider, the water would still rise. At the end, there is an article describing the and the process by which its reports are created and made public.
Produced by Climate Central, Inc. They use science and logic to back it up. Illustrated throughout with clarifying graphics, the book 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. If you want to learn about climate change but don't want to read a whole book, leaf through this, find the 2-4 page chapter on your question and read up! It also talks about the irregular deadly heat waves that have traveled around the world, for example the massive heat wave of Europe. The authors, Emily Elert and Michael D. Now, they are at 390, fueled by the coal and oil that fed the Industrial Revolution, which in turn triggered an increase in population from 700 million in 1750 to nearly 7 billion today. Covers Solar Energy, Bioenergy, and Biomass Resources The book begins with an introduction to solar energy the source of bioenergy and then moves on to describe bioenergy, biomass, chemical conversion, and the renewable energy processes involved.
What risks does climate change pose for human health? Others wonder to what extent we can live peaceably with nonhuman creation. Why and how do fossil-fuel burning and other human practices produce greenhouse gases? Emphasizing both the difficulty and the necessity of historicizing the contemporary, the book explores how recent works of fiction depict life in an age of global capitalism, postindustrialism, and climate change. Why and how do fossil-fuel burning and other human practices produce greenhouse gases? The authors are up-front about the potential downfalls of alternative energy and technological fixes. Who says a 2 degree Celsius temperature rise won't bring really bad consequences? Until we can wrest control of our governments from the special interests, nothing positive will happen and our planet will end up another Venus with runaway global warming. With black-and-white images interspersed throughout.
What accounts for the diminishment of mountain glaciers and small ice caps around the world since 1850? This may be one of the most depressing books I've read. What are the economic costs and benefits of reducing carbon emissions? You get the feeling of being free. It also goes into further detail about what would happen if we keep living the way we do. Very few of us are scientists, so having the raw data broken down into 'layman' terms, is not 'dumbing' down the information, it is presenting it in a manner that can be understood, easily, by the audience that it is intended for. Theresa Forsman is a longtime member of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County. I was familiar with most of the info, but many of the scenarios are broken down into common English so anyone could understand - even those who refuse to believe facts. It's a scientific book, but it does not reveal or shed light on any great scientific discovery.
But very valuable in putting a concise explanation on sometimes confusing or commonly misunderstood facts and concepts. This is a series of 2-3 page summaries of issues surrounding global warming. They joke that their target audience is 6th grade although they admit there may still be a few concepts that are too difficult for 6th graders. What natural forces have caused climate change in the past? A very easy read and definitely interesting. It lays out in step-by-step fashion: 1. 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. An imperfect but still pretty good prediction : sea level will rise two to six feet by 2100 -- 43.
By writing a book in accurate-yet-simple language that even a 5th grader could understand, the team of authors has developed a terrific resource for everyone. So, even if we could reduce emissions back to a trickle, the planet would probably be hotter, with altered weather patterns and higher sea levels, for at least a thousand years, they say. Larger amounts of water evaporating from the oceans will lead to more rain and snow in some places, more drought in others. Two hundred short pages divided into 60 chapters, all from 2-4 pages long and each covering a separate topic or issue, e. Stop all greenhouse emissions and the temperature will keep going up -- 21. What is clear is that the Earth as a whole is getting warmer, and its weather more unstable; increased stress is inevitable for both humans and especially the global ecosystem. Over the years, I've read multiple books and articles by journalists and scientists that all arrive at the same conclusion: the climate is changing because of choices made by human beings.