The Global Warming Desk Reference by Bruce E. Johansen

By Bruce E. Johansen

With international temperatures emerging swiftly in the past sector century, infrared forcing, popularly often called the greenhouse impact, has attracted all over the world main issue. This ebook is a concise, college-level compendium of the examine on worldwide warming. It surveys the medical consensus at the factor, describes fresh findings, and in addition considers the arguments of skeptics who doubt that worldwide warming is a possibility. Suggesting that the results of world warming will be visible within the melting of glaciers and the demise of coral reefs, the paintings summarizes the aptitude impression on human well-being and on vegetation and animals all over the world. Concluding with attainable options, the publication includes some of the most finished bibliographies at the subject.

A transforming into box of analysis with a speedily increasing literature, worldwide warming may be of curiosity to every person in the world. proof of the greenhouse impression, as a result of emissions of carbon dioxide and different hint gases, has been amassing for 1 / 4 century. This ebook covers either learn from medical journals and newspaper and journal experiences of present-day proof. The publication can be a worthy source for people concerned about the surroundings in addition to for college kids of environmental sciences, meteorology, and earth sciences.

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Many previous threats could be met within our own borders, but global warming requires an international solution. Many previous threats came from single enemies, but global warming derives from millions of sources. Many previous threats posed clear and present danger; global warming is far more subtle, warning us not with roaring tanks or burning rivers but with invisible gases, slow changes in our surroundings, increasingly severe climatic disruptions that, thank God, have not yet hit home for most Americans.

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If the entire industrialized world reduces emissions over the next several decades, but emissions from the developing world continue to grow at their current pace, concentrations of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere will continue to climb. Developing countries have an opportunity to chart a different energy future consistent with their growth potential and their legitimate economic aspirations. What Argentina, with dramatic projected economic growth, recognizes is true for other countries as well: We can and we must work together on this problem in a way that benefits us all.

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