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eBook Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History, 1st Edition

  • Brian C. Black
  • David M. Hassenzahl
  • Jennie C. Stephens
  • Gary Weisel
  • Nancy Gifts
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  • ISBN-10: 1598847627
  • ISBN-13: 9781598847628
  • DDC: 363.738
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1422 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released March 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This book provides a holistic consideration of climate change that goes beyond pure science, fleshing out the discussion by considering cultural, historical, and policy-driven aspects of this important issue.

Awards

  • Booklist - Editor’s Choice 2011

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Dedication.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Introduction.
1: Abrupt Climate Change.
2: Aerosols: Research and Science.
3: Aerosols and Climate Change.
4: Afforestation.
5: Agriculture and Adaptation in China.
6: Agriculture and Adaptation in Developing Countries.
7: Agriculture and Adaptation in the United States.
8: Algae Cultivation: Algaculture.
9: Alternative Transportation.
10: American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
11: Animal Habits and Extinctions: Recent Changes.
12: An Inconvenient Truth Brings Climate Change to the Mainstream.
13: Anthropocene.
14: Anthropocene: Scientific Discourse.
15: Arctic Amplification.
16: Arrhenius, Svante August (1859–1927).
17: Art and Climate Change References.
18: Atmospheric Circulation: Historical Overview.
19: Automobile History.
20: Automobiles and Environmental Impacts.
21: Balance of Nature.
22: Biomass Carbon.
23: Biomass Energy and Biofuels.
24: Bolin, Bert Rickard Johannes (1925–2007).
25: Broad Arrow Policy.
26: Broecker, Wallace Smith (1931–).
27: Brundtland, Gro Harlem (1939–).
28: Cap and Trade Economics.
29: Capture, Rule of.
30: Carbon Capture and Storage.
31: Carbon Dioxide.
32: Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere and Oceans.
33: Carbon Sequestration.
34: Carter, Jimmy, and the 1970s Oil Crisis and Alternative Energy.
35: Certified Emission Reductions Projects: Financing.
36: Children’s Health and Climate Change.
37: China’s National Climate Policy.
38: Chlorofluorocarbons.
39: Christian Response to Climate Change.
40: Chu, Steven (1948–).
41: Clean Coal.
42: Climate Change and Biodiversity Policies.
43: Climate Change Communication.
44: Climate Change Skeptics and Public Policy.
45: Climate Education Considerations.
46: Climate Education Trends in U.S. Higher Education.
47: Climate Literacy.
48: Climate Policy in the Obama Administration.
49: Climate Refugees.
50: Climatic Determinism.
51: Climatic Research Unit.
52: Climatic Research Unit Email Controversy.
53: Climatology as a Profession.
54: Clusters for Sustainability and Green Energy.
55: Coal Power.
56: Coastal Planning Policies in Developed Countries.
57: Coastal Planning Policies in Developing Countries.
58: Computer Simulations of Climate Change.
59: Consumer Culture: Chemicals and Plastics.
60: Continental Drift.
61: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
62: Coral Bleaching.
63: Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards.
64: Crichton, Michael (1942–2008).
65: Dansgaard, Willi (1922–2011).
66: Deforestation.
67: Dendrochronology: Studying Tree Rings.
68: Desertification.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Early Industrialization.
2: Earth First! and Ecoradicalism.
3: Eco-Art: Loss of Habitat, Species Migration, and Extinction.
4: Eco-Art and Ocean Acidification.
5: El Niño–Southern Oscillation.
6: Emergence of Ecology.
7: Emiliani, Cesare (1922–1995).
8: Emissions Trading Scheme.
9: Energy Conservation and Efficiency.
10: Energy Sources and Shortages.
11: Energy Technology Innovation.
12: Enhanced Geothermal Energy.
13: Enron and Energy Trading.
14: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine.
15: Environmentalism of the 1970s.
16: Environmental Justice and Climate Change.
17: Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Implications for Oil Producing Countries.
18: Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Influence on Native Americans.
19: Environmental Justice and Climate Change in China.
20: Environmental Justice and Climate Change in India.
21: Environmental Justice and Climate Change in the United States.
22: Environmental Movement: 1980–2000.
23: Environmental Thought in the 19th Century.
24: European Union Climate Policy.
25: Extinctions: Early Earth History.
26: Extreme Weather.
27: Feedback Mechanisms.
28: Food and Nutrition Security.
29: Forest Conservation, U.S..
30: Fossil Fuels: Current and Projected.
31: Fossil Fuel Use and Industrialization.
32: Fracking.
33: FutureGen.
34: Gaia Hypothesis.
35: Gender and Climate Science.
36: Geochemical Carbon Management.
37: Geoengineering.
38: Geoengineering and Public Policy.
39: Geography and Climate Change.
40: Geothermal Energy.
41: Glaciers and Glacial Extent.
42: Global Atmospheric Research Program.
43: Global Cooling in the 1970s.
44: Global Warming Literature.
45: Gore, Albert Arnold, Jr. (1948–).
46: Government Concerns for Human Health.
47: Green Culture and American Environmentalism.
48: Greenhouse Effect.
49: Green Party in the United States.
50: Green Revolution.
51: Greenwashing.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Hadley Centre.
2: Hansen, James E. (1941–).
3: Hawken, Paul (1946–).
4: Health Impacts of Climate Change.
5: Holdren, John P. (1944–).
6: Human History and Climate Change.
7: Hydropower.
8: Individual Energy Choices.
9: Informal Climate Education.
10: Inhofe, James (1934–).
11: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
12: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report.
13: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Reports.
14: International Geophysical Year.
15: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme.
16: Jackson, Lisa (1962–).
17: Jones, Anthony Kapel “Van” (1968–).
18: Keeling, Charles David (1928–2005).
19: Kyoto Protocol.
20: Laki Volcanic Eruption of 1783.
21: Landscape Art in the 19th Century.
22: Lappé, Anna (1973–).
23: Lappé, Frances Moore (1944–).
24: Lead.
25: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
26: Little Ice Age.
27: Lomborg, Bjørn (1965–).
28: Love Canal Homeowners Association.
29: Lovelock, James (1919–).
30: Maathai, Wangari (1940–).
31: Marcellus Shale.
32: Marsh, George Perkins (1801–1882).
33: McKibben, Bill (1960–).
34: Medieval Warm Period.
35: Meteorology in the 19th Century.
36: Methane.
37: Microhydropower.
38: Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
39: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
40: National Center for Atmospheric Research.
41: National Climatic Data Center.
42: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
43: National Weather Service.
44: Nitrogen Cycle.
45: Nitrous Oxide.
46: North American Free Trade Agreement.
47: Nuclear Power Policy.
48: Nuclear Power Technology.
49: Nuclear Winter.
50: Ocean Acidification.
51: Ocean Circulation.
52: Oceanic Carbon.
53: Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
54: Oil Spills and the Marine Environment.
55: Oil Use.
56: Ostrum, Elinor Awan (1933–).
57: Pachauri, Rajendra (1940–).
58: Paleoclimatology.
59: Passive House Designed for Conservation.
60: Passive Solar Buildings.
61: Peak Oil.
62: Photovoltaic Technology.
63: Pickens Plan for Wind Energy.
64: Precautionary Principle.
65: Presidential Election of 2000.
66: Public Attitudes toward Climate Change around the World.
67: Public Attitudes toward Climate Change in the United States.
68: Recycling in the United States.
69: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.
70: Renewable Energy.
71: Risk Management Perspective.
72: Robinson, Kim Stanley (1952–).
73: Schneider, Stephen H. (1945–2010).
74: Science Assessment for Policy Decisions.
75: Sediment Cores.
76: Shackleton, Nicholas John (1937–2006).
77: Shiva, Vandana (1952–).
78: Singer, Peter (1946–).
79: Skeptics, Naysayers, Anomalies, and Controversies.
80: Smart Grids.
81: Social-Ecological Resilience and Climate Change.
82: Social Movements Related to Climate Change.
83: Social Policy Adaptation, Child Poverty, and Global Warming.
84: Solar Energy.
85: Solar Variability.
86: Sport-Utility Vehicles.
87: Sprawl and New Urbanism.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Tambora Eruption and the Global Climate Emergency of 1815–1818.
2: Temperature Record.
3: 350.org.
4: Tidal Energy.
5: Tipping Point.
6: Transportation.
7: Uncertainty and Controversy: Risks of Climate Change.
8: Union of Concerned Scientists.
9: Urban Planning and Climate Policy.
10: Visual Arts Exhibitions Focused on Climate Change.
11: Vulnerability.
12: Water Resources and Adaptation in the United States.
13: Waxman-Markey Climate Bill: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.
14: Weather Control and Artificial Climates.
15: Wildlife Conservation.
16: Wind Power.
17: Wind Power Debate along Cape Cod.
18: Women and Climate Change.
19: Woodwell, George M. (1930–).
20: World Climate Research Programme.
21: World Mayors’ Organizations.
Appendices.
Appendix 1: Copenhagen Accord.
Appendix 2: The Marrakesh Accords.
Appendix 3: Kyoto Protocol.
Appendix 4: Cancun Agreements.
Appendix 5: President Barack Obama’s 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference Speech.
Appendix 6: Richard Muller’s Testimony to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Appendix 7: James Hansen Speech, “Global Warming Twenty Years Later: Tipping Points Near”.
Appendix 8: Cancun Adaptation Framework, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Appendix 9: 2010 Climate Action Report, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Appendix 10: Climate Change: Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation in Developing Countries.
Appendix 11: State of Connecticut et al. v. American Electric Power Company, Inc. et al..
Appendix 12: Massachusetts et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency et al..
Appendix 13: IPCC First Assessment Report.
Appendix 14: IPCC Second Assessment Report.
Appendix 15: IPCC Third Assessment Report.
Appendix 16: IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.
General Bibliography.
About the Editors and Contributors.
Index.