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Global Warming
The Complete Briefing

5th Edition

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  • Date Published: June 2015
  • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2015
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107463790

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  • How much of global warming is due to human activities? How far will it be possible to adapt to changes of climate? John T. Houghton's definitive, full colour, guide to climate change answers these questions and more by providing the best and latest information available, including the latest IPCC findings. The simple, logical flow of ideas gives an invaluable grounding in the science, as well as the physical and human impacts of climate change for undergraduate students across a wide range of disciplines. Accessible to both scientists and non-scientists, the text avoids mathematical equations and includes more technical material in boxes, while simple figures help students to understand the conclusions the science leads to without being overwhelmed by vast amounts of data. Questions for students to consider and test their understanding are included in each chapter, along with carefully selected further reading to expand their knowledge.

    • Fully updated throughout with the latest IPCC results from the 2014 reports
    • Simple, full colour illustrations help students understand the conclusions the science leads to, without being overwhelmed by vast amounts of data
    • Accessible to both scientists and non-scientists, the text avoids mathematical equations and includes more technical material in boxes
    • Written by a leading figure at the forefront of action to confront humanity's most serious environmental problem
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    • Edition: 5th Edition
    • Date Published: June 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107463790
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 190 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • contains: 173 colour illus. 15 tables 110 exercises
    • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2015
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Global warming and climate change
    2. The Greenhouse effect
    3. The Greenhouse gases
    4. Climates of the past
    5. Modelling the climate
    6. Climate change for the twenty-first century and beyond
    7. The impacts of climate change
    8. Why should we be concerned?
    9. Weighing the uncertainty
    10. A strategy for action to avoid dangerous climate change
    11. Energy and transport for the future
    12. The Global Village
    Glossary
    Index.

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    Global Warming

    John T. Houghton

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    John T. Houghton, Former Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    Sir John Houghton CBE, FRS is a former Chairman of the Scientific Assessment Working Group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Chairman of the UK's Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, Vice President of the World Meteorological Organisation, President of the Royal Meteorological Society, and Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Oxford University. He was Chief Executive of the UK Meteorological Office from 1983 to his retirement in 1991. As well as the previous editions of this book, he is author of The Physics of Atmospheres (Cambridge University Press, in three editions), and has published numerous research papers and contributed to many influential research documents.

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