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Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast, 2nd Edition

September 2011, ©2012
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Based on the author's highly successful undergraduate course taught at the University of Chicago, Global Warming presents the processes of climate change and climate stability. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, this Second Edition not only summarizes scientific evidence, but also presents economic and political issues related to global warming.
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Online Models.

Preface.

1 Humankind and Climate.

Part I The Greenhouse Effect.

2 Blackbody Radiation.

3 The Layer Model.

4 Greenhouse Gases.

5 What Holds the Atmosphere Up?

6 Weather and Climate.

7 Feedbacks.

Part II The Carbon Cycle.

8 Carbon on Earth.

9 Fossil Fuels and Energy.

10 The Perturbed Carbon Cycle.

Part III The Forecast.

11 The Smoking Gun.

12 Potential Climate Impacts.

13 Decisions, Decisions.

Glossary.

Index.

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  • The 2nd edition has been updated throughout, reflecting results from the fourth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Scientific Assessment Report, published in 2007. 

 

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  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of global warming, from the distant past to the distant future.
  • Assumes no specialist scientific knowledge.
  • Gives a detailed examination of the greenhouse effect, the carbon cycle and discussion of what the future holds for the global climate.
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Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast, 2nd Edition
ISBN : 978-1-118-21506-7
208 pages
November 2011, ©2012
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Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast, 2nd Edition
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September 2011, ©2012
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