The Rough Guide to Climate Change by Robert Henson
(Rough Guide Reference Series)

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"The Rough Guide to Climate Change" gives the complete picture of the single biggest issue facing the planet. Cutting a swathe through scientific research and political debate, this completely updated 3rd edition lays out the facts and assesses the options - global and personal - for dealing with the threat of a warming world. The guide looks at the evolution of our atmosphere over the last 4.5 billion years and what computer simulations of climate change reveal about our past, present and future. This updated edition includes scientific findings that have emerged since the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as well as background on recent controversies and an updated politics section that reflects post-Copenhagen developments. You can discover how rising temperatures and sea levels, plus changes to extreme weather patterns, are already affecting life around the world. "The Rough Guide to Climate Change" unravels how governments, scientists and engineers plan to tackle the problem and includes information on what you can do to help.
 

About Robert Henson

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about the authorRobert Henson is a writer and editor employed at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), which operates the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The job has allowed him not only to indulge his interests in both meteorology and journalism but also provided a bird's-eye view on the evolution of research on global warming and other hot topics in atmospheric science. He is a contributor to Weatherwise magazine and writes for many others including Nature and Scientific American, and is the author of The Rough Guide to Weather.
 
Published May 2, 2011 by Rough Guides. 416 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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