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Hot House

Global Climate Change and the Human Condition

Volume package: Copernicus

Strom, Robert G.

Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK

2007, XXI, 302 p.

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  • About this book

  • A complete, easy-to-read explanation and history of global climate change
  • Details the politics and solutions to the problem of global warming
  • Presents the latest research results from a variety of disciplines
  • Explains the difference between weather change and climate change
  • Points to the accountability of the human race in global warming

Global warming is extremely complex because it deals with so many different characteristics of the Earth and their complex interactions. It is addressed by almost all sciences including many aspects of geosciences, atmospheric, the biological sciences, and even astronomy. It has recently become the concern of other diverse disciplines such as economics, agriculture, demographics and population statistics, medicine, engineering, and political science.

This book attempts to address these complex interactions, integrate them, and derive meaningful conclusions and possible solutions.

Robert Strom and Jeffrey Kargel provide a complete, easy-to-read explanation of past and present global climate change, causes and possible solutions to the problem, including the politics and reasons why this is such a politically charged issue.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Change - Climate - Condition - Global warming - Nation - Planet - climate change - geoscience

Related subjects » Climate Change Management and Policy - Geophysics & Geodesy - Life Sciences

Table of contents 

A Gigantic Experiment.- The ABCs of Climate Change.- A Planetary Perspective.- Time and Causes.- A Hot and Cold Past.- The Heat Is On.- The Human Impact.- The Main Offenders.- The Root Cause.- The Melting Earth.- Water World.- What’s in Store for Us?.- The Escape Hatch.- Politics and Money.- It’s Now or Never.

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