Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition

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The First Edition of the Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change provided a multi-authored, academic yet non-technical resource for students and teachers to understand the importance of global warming, to appreciate the effects of human activity and greenhouse gases around the world, and to learn the history of climate change and the research enterprise examining it. This edition was well received, with notable reviews. Since its publication, the debate over the advent of global warming at least partially brought on by human enterprise has continued to ebb and flow, depending literally on the weather, politics, and media coverage of climate summits and debates. Advances in research also change the discourse as new data is collected and new scientific projects continue to explore and explain global warming and climate change. Thus, a new, Second Edition updates more than half of the original entries and adds new perspectives and content to keep students and researchers up-to-date in a field that has proven provocatively lively.The heavy reliance on fossil fuels raises several questions, including: how long into the future will these resources last, to what extent do fossil fuels contribute to climate change, and if there are alternative fuels that are less likely to influenceanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition
Author:S. George Philander
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2012-06-13


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