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Global Weirdness

Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas, And The Weather Of The Future

Produced by Climate Central—a highly regarded independent, nonprofit journalism and research foundation founded in 2008—and reviewed by scientists at major educational and research institutions the world over, Global Weirdness summarizes, in clear and accessible prose, everything we know about the science of climate change; explains what is likely to happen to the climate in the future; and lays out in practical terms what we can and cannot do to avoid further shifts.
 
Sixty easy-to-read entries tackle such questions as: Is climate ever “normal”? Why and how do fossil-fuel burning and other human practices produce greenhouse gases? What natural forces have caused climate change in the past? What risks does climate change pose for human health? What accounts for the diminishment of mountain glaciers and small ice caps around the world since 1850? What are the economic costs and benefits of reducing carbon emissions?
 
Global Weirdness enlarges our understanding of how climate change affects our daily lives, and arms us with the incontrovertible facts we need to make informed decisions about the future of the planet and of humankind.

With black-and-white images interspersed throughout.




From the Hardcover edition.

Format: Book
Summary: Explains climate change-- its implications for the future, and what we can, and cannot, do to avoid further change.
Title: Global weirdness : severe storms, deadly heat waves, relentless drought, rising seas, and the weather of the future / [produced by] Climate Central.
Publisher Date: New York : Pantheon Books, c2012.
Subject: Climatic changes Climatic changes -- Forecasting Climatic changes -- Mathemathical models. Greenhouse gases -- Environmental aspects Global environmental change Global warming Weather forecasting
Isbn: 9780307907301 (hbk.) 0307907309 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 577.22 Glo
Oclc: 767564537
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Bib Id: 398997

Format: Book
Summary: Explains climate change-- its implications for the future, and what we can, and cannot, do to avoid further change.
Title: Global weirdness : severe storms, deadly heat waves, relentless drought, rising seas, and the weather of the future / [produced by] Climate Central.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Pantheon Books, c2012.
Description: 214 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Climatic changes
Subjects: Climatic changes -- Forecasting
Subjects: Climatic changes -- Mathemathical models.
Subjects: Greenhouse gases -- Environmental aspects
Subjects: Global environmental change
Subjects: Global warming
Subjects: Weather forecasting
Other Author: Climate Central, Inc.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: What the science says -- What's actually happening -- What's likely to happen in the future -- Can we avoid the risks of climate change? -- The IPCC [i.e., Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] is what, exactly?
LCCN: 2011047699
ISBN: 9780307907301 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0307907309 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 577.22 Glo