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Author Eggleton, Tony
Title A Short Introduction to Climate Change
Imprint Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Descript 1 online resource (250 pages)
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Note Cover -- A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- 1 THE SPIRIT OF ENQUIRY -- THE HOCKEY STICK -- FURTHER READING -- 2 GLOBAL WARMING -- BLOSSOMS, BUTTERFLIES AND BIRDS -- TEMPERATURES SINCE 1880 -- GLOBAL TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT -- SUMMARY -- FURTHER READING -- 3 WEATHER IS NOT CLIMATE -- SUNSHINE -- MILANKOVIC CYCLES -- SUNSPOTS AND THE SUN'S INTENSITY -- EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL EFFECTS -- THE ATMOSPHERE -- AEROSOLS -- REFLECTION -- THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE OCEAN -- THE ANTARCTIC -- THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE LAND -- TEMPERATURE FLUCTUATIONS -- SUMMARY -- FURTHER READING -- 4 THE THERMOSTAT -- THE KEELING CURVE -- BALANCING THE HEAT -- GARDEN GREENHOUSE -- THE EARTH'S GREENHOUSE -- CLOUDS AND WATER VAPOUR -- GREENHOUSE GASES -- MORE ON FEEDBACK -- SUMMARY -- 5 DROUGHTS AND FLOODING RAINS -- RAIN -- BEYOND AUSTRALIA -- STORMS -- DROUGHT -- FLOODS -- SUMMARY -- FURTHER READING -- 6 SNOW AND ICE -- MOUNTAIN GLACIERS -- PERMAFROST -- ICECAPS AND POLAR SEA-ICE -- CONCLUSIONS -- SUMMARY -- FURTHER READING -- 7 THE OCEAN -- OCEAN HEAT -- SEA-LEVEL RISE -- OCEAN TEMPERATURE -- SUMMARY -- FURTHER READING -- 8 FROM ICE-HOUSE TO GREENHOUSE -- THE PAST 400 MILLION YEARS -- THE PAST MILLION YEARS -- MILANKOVIC CYCLES -- ICE CORES -- ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE -- THE AMPLIFIER -- SUMMARY -- FURTHER READING -- 9 THE PAST 2000 YEARS -- TEMPERATURES OVER THE PAST 2000 YEARS -- BOREHOLES -- TREE RINGS -- VARVES -- ICE CORES -- SEASHELLS -- RECONSTRUCTION OF ALL PROXY TEMPERATURES -- CARBON DIOXIDE -- SUMMARY -- FURTHER READING -- 10 CARBON DIOXIDE AND METHANE -- WHERE DID THE CO2 COME FROM? -- BURNING COAL, OIL AND GAS -- THE CARBON CYCLE -- METHANE SOURCES -- SUMMARY -- FURTHER READING -- 11 DENIAL -- THE SCIENCE OF NO CLIMATE CHANGE -- DENIALISTS -- 12 BET YOUR GRAND CHILDREN'S LIVES ON IT, TOO? -- PREDICTIONS -- TIPPING POINTS
IMPLICATIONS -- TIME FOR ACTION -- ALTERNATIVE ENERGY -- CARBON SEQUESTRATION -- GEO-ENGINEERING -- WHAT CAN YOU DO? -- SUMMARY -- FURTHER READING -- NOTES -- 1 THE SPIRIT OF ENQUIRY -- 2 GLOBAL WARMING -- 3 WEATHER IS NOT CLIMATE -- 4 THE THERMOSTAT -- 5 DROUGHTS AND FLOODING RAINS -- 6 SNOW AND ICE -- 7 THE OCEAN -- 8 FROM ICE-HOUSE TO GREENHOUSE -- 9 THE PAST 2000 YEARS -- 10 CARBON DIOXIDE AND METHANE -- 11 DENIAL -- 12 BET YOUR GRANDCHILDREN'S LIVES ON IT, TOO? -- INDEX
Provides a comprehensive, balanced and reader-friendly account of the developments in climate science over the past 250 years
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Eggleton, Tony A Short Introduction to Climate Change Melbourne : Cambridge University Press,c2012 9781107618763
Subject Climatic changes.;Global warming.;Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric
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