Conversations about climate change are filled with challenges involving complex data, deeply held values, and political issues. Understanding Climate Change provides readers with a concise, accessible, and holistic picture of the climate change problem, including both the scientific and human dimensions.Understanding Climate Change examines climate change as both a scientific and a public policy i...
Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 1 edition (July 3, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 700345
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I originally purchased this in the Kindle edition but found it so useful (and I'm so old school) that I purchased the paperback copy to take notes in.I have read several texts as well as books written for the general public on the topic of global war...
L. Burch and Sara E. Harris explain the basics of the climate system, climate models and prediction, and human and biophysical impacts, as well as strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing adaptability, and enabling climate change governance. The authors examine the connections between climate change and other pressing issues, such as human health, poverty, and other environmental problems, and they explore the ways that sustainable responses to climate change can simultaneously address those issues.An effective and integrated introduction to an urgent and controversial issue, Understanding Climate Change contains the tools needed for students, instructors, and decision-makers to become constructive participants in the human response to climate change.