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Title   Atlas Of Climate Change Mapping The Worlds Greatest Challenge 

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Author   DOW & DOWNING  ISBN   9781849712170  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Earthscan  Group   Sci/Hum. View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Geog & Geol  Terms and conditions
Edition   3 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2011 
Subject   Global warming 
Stock Status   Not currently in stock - contact store for availability 
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Synopsis Since the first edition of this highly acclaimed Atlas was published in 2006 (it won the 'Planeta Environment Book of the Year'), climate change has climbed even further up the global agenda. This new edition features: the outcomes of the negotiations at the UNFCC conference in Copenhagen; the latest developments in climate change research and data on its impacts around the world; new coverage of the role played by the world's oceans; estimates of the economic impact of climate change; and, updated maps and graphics wherever data is available. Signs of Change 1.1. Warning Signs 1.2. Polar Changes 1.3. Glacial Retreat 1.4. Ocean Changes 1.5. Everyday Extremes Part 2: Forcing Change 2.1. The Greenhouse Effect 2.2. The Climate System 2.3 Interpreting Past Climates 2.4. Forecasting Future Climates 2.5. Tipping Elements Part 3: Driving Climate Change 3.1. Emissions Past and Present 3.2. Fossil Fuels 3.3. Methane and Other Gases 3.4. Transportation 3.5. Disrupting the Carbon Balance 3.6. Agriculture Part 4: Expected Consequences 4.1. Disrupted Ecosystems 4.2. Threatened Water Supplies 4.3. Food Security 4.4. Threats to Health 4.5. Rising Sea Levels 4.6. Cities at Risk 4.7. Cultural Losses Part 5: Responding to Change 5.1. Local Adaptation 5.2. City Responses 5.3. Carbon Dioxide & Economic Growth 5.4. Renewable Energy 5.5. Capacity to Adapt 5.6. Low Carbon Futures 5.7. Counting Carbon Part 6: International Policy & Action 6.1. International Action 6.2. Meeting Kyoto Targets 6.3. Beyond Kyoto and Copenhagen 6.4. Carbon Trading 6.5. Financing the Response Part 7: Committing to Solutions 7.1. Personal Action 7.2. Public Action Part 8: Climate Change Data Data tables. Sources

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