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Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Mark A. Maslin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publish Date: 01 Dec 2014

ISBN-13: 9780198719045

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English



Climate change is still, arguably, the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century. Previously published as Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction, the new edition is now Climate Change: A Very Short introduction, reflecting an important change in the terminology of the last decade. In the third edition, Mark Maslin includes crucial updates from the last few years, including the results of the 2013 IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, the effects of ocean acidification, and the impact of changes to global population and health. Exploring all of the key topics in the debate, Maslin makes sense of the complexities climate change involves, from political and social issues to environmental and scientific. Looking at its predicated impacts, he explores all of the controversies, and also explains the various proposed solutions. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.
Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ; Preface to the third edition ; Abbreviations ; List of illustrations ; List of tables ; Introduction ; 1. What is climate change? ; 2. The climate change debate ; 3. Evidence for climate change ; 4. Modeling future climate ; 5. Climate change impacts ; 6. Climate surprises ; 7. Politics of climate change ; 8. Solutions ; 9. Envisioning the future ; Further reading ; Index
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