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Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast, 2nd Edition

September 2011, ©2012
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Archer's Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast 2nd Edition, is the first real text to present the science and policy surrounding climate change at the right level. Accompanying videos, simulations and instructional support makes it easier to build a syllabus to improve and create new material on climate change. Archer's polished writing style makes the text entertaining while the improved pedagogy helps better understand key concepts, ideas and terms.

This edition has been revised and reformulated with a new chapter template of short chapter introductions, study questions at the end, and critical thinking puzzlers throughout. Also a new asset for the BCS was created that will give ideas for assignments and topics for essays and other projects. Furthermore, a number of interactive models have been built to help understand the science and systems behind the processes.

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Online Models v

Preface vii

1 Humankind and Climate 1

Part I The Greenhouse Effect 7

2 Blackbody Radiation 9

3 The Layer Model 19

4 Greenhouse Gases 29

5 What Holds the Atmosphere Up? 43

6 Weather and Climate 57

7 Feedbacks 73

Part II The Carbon Cycle 87

8 Carbon on Earth 89

9 Fossil Fuels and Energy 103

10 The Perturbed Carbon Cycle 119

Part III The Forecast 133

11 The Smoking Gun 135

12 Potential Climate Impacts 153

13 Decisions, Decisions 173

Glossary 191

Index 197

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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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