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Climate Change

The Earth has experienced many episodes of dramatic climate change over the years. Scientists warn that the planet is currently becoming warmer at a rapid pace and there will be significant consequences for the… (See Below for Full Description)
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The Earth has experienced many episodes of dramatic climate change over the years. Scientists warn that the planet is currently becoming warmer at a rapid pace and there will be significant consequences for the people and ecosystems. How humans respond to global warming is crucial for their survival amid the growing threat of moving coastal cities, migrating crop belts, changing climate zones, and varying river conditions. A thorough examination of the climate history of the past million years may help predict and alter the course for the future.

Climate Change examines different aspects of this topic, including the causes of climate change on different time scales, the human-induced climate changes over the past 200 years, and the effect that climate change has on the environment. From expanding deserts to droughts and desertification to melting ice caps, this comprehensive new resource provides an in-depth look at these global concerns. Climate Change discusses the past and present-day desert and glacial climate zones on the Earth and offers a glimpse into the future. Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations, a glossary, tables, and further reading round out this accessible book.

Chapters include:
  • Natural Long-Term Climate Change
  • Natural Medium and Short-Term Climate Change
  • Human-Induced Climate Changes
  • Global Climate Changes That Lead to Droughts and Desert Formation
  • Examples of Expanding Deserts and Drought Disasters
  • Shrinking Glaciers
  • Past, Present, and Future: Prediction and Mitigation of Future Climate Change.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-6466-3
ISBN-10 816064660
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-1845-1
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series The Hazardous Earth
Author Timothy Kusky, Ph.D.
Publication Date 11/1/2008
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Index. Appendix. Glossary. Further reading. Web sites. Sidebars. Tables.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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