"Global Climate Change and Life on Earth" focuses on the greenhouse effect and its relation to such crucial issues as deforestation, overpopulation and hunger, pollution, sea level changes, and the loss of biodiversity. These environmental threats now facing us could have so much momentum that unless steps are taken now to reverse them, they may soon overwhelm our ability to respond. The contributions to this volume come from a wide range of environmental organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund, the National Audubon Society, and the Environmental Defense Fund, as well as from academia and government institutions. This book gives the concerned general reader a solid background in the scientific issues behind current global climate changes. Also important are the recommendations for changes we can make in our lifestyles so that we do not destroy the natural ecosystem of our planet. This book should be of interest to anyone concerned with current environmental problems.
`... this book gives a comprehensive explanation and criticism of the methods used for predicting global warming.'
Environmental Education & Information
`... the general reader will find the material quite accessible.'
`... provides a good overview of the issue of global climate change and its impact on life on earth including Man.'
Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
Changes in temperature and hydrology caused by increases of atmospheric carbon dioxide as predicted by general circulation models, R.T. Wetherald; Sources of carbon dioxide, deforestation, reforestation and climate in the 21st century, R.A. Houghton; Tree rings and past climatic variability, E. Cook; Consequences of global warming on biological diversity, R. Peters; Double jeopardy for migrating wildlife, R. Lester; Multiple threats to wildlife: climate change, air pollution and habitat fragmentation, R.L. Wyman; Climate change, wildfire, and processes in eastern US forests, J. Clark; Climate change, sea level rise and costal resources, S. Leatherman; Global climate change and water resources, J. Hayes; Species extinction and human activity - past, present and future, D. Steadman; Impact of climatic change on human health and disease, J. Longstreth; Climatic change and US agriculture, D. Dudek; Climate change and human mortality, L. Kalkstein; Regulatory responses to climatic and environmental change, T.C. Jorling; The challenge of global warming, D.E. Abrahamson; Now what do we do? - R.L. Wyman, et al.
For Ages: 18 years old
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 31st August 1991
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.34
Weight (kg): 0.5