Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction

Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction

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Global Warming is one of the most controversial scientific issues of the twenty-first century. This is a problem that has serious economic, sociological, geopolitical, political, and personal implications. This "Very Short Introduction" is an informative, up-to-date, and readable book about the predicted impacts of global warming and the surprises that could be in store for us in the near future. It unpacks the controversies that surround global warming, drawing on material from the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a huge collaborative study drawing together current thinking on the subject from experts in a range of disciplines, and for the first time presents the findings of the Panel for a general readership. The book also discusses the politics of global warming, and looks at what we can do now to adapt to climate change and mitigate its worst effects.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 106.68 x 172.72 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • numerous halftones and line drawings
  • 0192840975
  • 9780192840974
  • 784,321

Table of contents

1. What is global warming?; 2. A Brief History of the Global Warming Hypothesis; 3. Your Viewpoint Determines the Future; 4. What is the Evidence for Climate Change?; 5. How Do You Model the Future?; 6. What are the Possible Future Impacts of Global Warming?; 7. Surprises; 8. Politics; 9. What are the Alternatives?; 10. Conclusion; Further Reading; Indexshow more

About Mark A. Maslin

Mark Maslin is Associate Professor at the Environmental Change Research Center in the Department of Geography at the University of London.show more

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