Encyclopedia of Global Warming, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1587655675
  • ISBN-13: 9781587655678
  • DDC: 551.603
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1211 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released July 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Overview

The Encyclopedia of Global Warming provides comprehensive coverage of the questions of global warming and climate change, including scientific descriptions and explanations of all factors, from carbon dioxide to sunspots, that might contribute to climate change. Designed to provide students at the high school and undergraduate levels with a convenient source of information on the fundamental science and sociopolitical issues, including the debates and controversies, surrounding climate change. The study of climate change involves not only scientists but also politicians, policy makers, businesses, government and nongovernment agencies, and the general public. A student attempting to understand both the environmental science and social issues and controversies will encounter not just scientific terms and concepts but political organizations, geographic areas, social concepts, persons, countries, organizations, and laws as well.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Contributors.
Abbreviations and Acronyms.
Common Units of Measure.
List of Tables, Maps, and Sidebars.
Complete Table of Contents.
Categorized List of Contents.
Editor’s Introduction.
1: Abrupt Climate Change.
2: Adiabatic Processes.
3: Advancement of Sound Science Center.
4: Aerosols.
5: Agassiz, Louis.
6: Agenda 21.
7: Agriculture and Agricultural Land.
8: Agroforestry.
9: Air Conditioning and Air-Cooling Technology.
10: Air Pollution and Pollutants: Anthropogenic.
11: Air Pollution and Pollutants: Natural.
12: Air Pollution History.
13: Air Quality Standards and Measurement.
14: Air Travel.
15: Albedo Feedback.
16: Alkalinity.
17: Alleroed Oscillation.
18: Alliance of Small Island States.
19: Amazon Deforestation.
20: American Association for the Advancement of Science.
21: American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
22: American Astronomical Society.
23: American Chemical Society.
24: American Enterprise Institute.
25: American Geophysical Union.
26: American Institute of Physics.
27: American Meteorological Society.
28: American Physical Society.
29: Amphibians.
30: Animal Husbandry Practices.
31: Annex B of the Kyoto Protocol.
32: Antarctic Treaty.
33: Antarctica: Threats and Responses.
34: Anthropogenic Climate Change.
35: Anthropogeomorphology.
36: Aral Sea Desiccation.
37: Arctic.
38: Arctic Peoples.
39: Arctic Seafloor Claims.
40: Arrhenius, Gustaf.
41: Arrhenius, Svante August.
42: Asia-Pacific Partnership.
43: Asthma.
44: Atlantic Heat Conveyor.
45: Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation.
46: Atmosphere.
47: Atmospheric Boundary Layer.
48: Atmospheric Chemistry.
49: Atmospheric Dynamics.
50: Atmospheric Structure and Evolution.
51: Australia.
52: Automobile Technology.
53: Average Weather.
54: Axelrod, Daniel.
55: Bangladesh.
56: Barrier Islands.
57: Basel Convention.
58: Baseline Emissions.
59: Bayesian Method.
60: Benefits of Climate Policy.
61: Bennett, Hugh Hammond.
62: Berlin Mandate.
63: Biodiversity.
64: Bioethics.
65: Biofuels.
66: Biotechnology.
67: Bowen’s Ratio.
68: Brazil.
69: Brundtland Commission and Report.
70: Budongo Forest Project.
71: Building Decay.
72: Byrd-Hagel Resolution.
73: California.
74: Canada.
75: Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.
76: Canaries in the Coal Mine.
77: Carbon Cycle.
78: Carbon Dioxide.
79: Carbon Dioxide Equivalent.
80: Carbon Dioxide Fertilization.
81: Carbon Equivalent.
82: Carbon Footprint.
83: Carbon 4 Plants.
84: Carbon Isotopes.
85: Carbon Monoxide.
86: Carbon Taxes.
87: Carbon 3 Plants.
88: Carbonaceous Aerosols.
89: Carson, Rachel.
90: Catalytic Converters.
91: Catastrophist-Cornucopian Debate.
92: Cato Institute.
93: Cement and Concrete.
94: Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change.
95: Certified Emissions Reduction.
96: Charcoal.
97: Chemical Industry.
98: China, People’s Republic of.
99: Chlorofluorocarbons and Related Compounds.
100: Cities for Climate Protection.
101: Civilization and the Environment.
102: Clathrates.
103: Clean Air Acts, U.S..
104: Clean Development Mechanism.
105: Clean Energy.
106: Climate and the Climate System.
107: Climate Change.
108: Climate Change Science Program, U.S..
109: Climate Engineering.
110: Climate Feedback.
111: Climate Lag.
112: Climate Models and Modeling.
113: Climate Prediction and Projection.
114: Climate Project.
115: Climate Reconstruction.
116: Climate Sensitivity.
117: Climate Variability.
118: Climate Zones.
119: Climatology.
120: Clouds and Cloud Feedback.
121: Coal.
122: Coastal Impacts of Global Climate Change.
123: Coastline Changes.
124: Collapse.
125: Colorado River Transformation.
126: Competitive Enterprise Institute.
127: Composting.
128: Conservation and Preservation.
129: Conservatism.
130: Conspiracy Theories.
131: Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.
132: Continental Climate.
133: Contrails.
134: Convention on Biological Diversity.
135: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
136: Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution.
137: Cooler Heads Coalition.
138: Coriolis Effect.
139: Cosmic Rays.
140: Cryosphere.
141: Damages: Market and Nonmarket.
142: Dating Methods.
143: Day After Tomorrow, The.
144: Deforestation.
145: Deglaciation.
146: Desalination of Seawater.
147: Desertification.
148: Deserts.
149: Dew Point.
150: Diatoms.
151: Diseases.
152: Displaced Persons and Refugees.
153: Dolphins and Porpoises.
154: Downscaling.
155: Drought.
156: Dust Storms.
157: Earth History.
158: Earth Motions.
159: Earth Structure and Development.
160: Earth Summits.
161: Earthquakes.
162: Easter Island.
163: Eastern Europe.
164: Ecocentrism vs. Technocentrism.
165: Ecological Impact of Global Climate Change.
166: Economics of Global Climate Change.
167: Ecosystems.
168: Ecotaxation.
169: Ecoterrorism.
170: Education about Global Climate Change.
171: 8.2ka Event.
172: Ekman Transport and Pumping.
173: El Niño-Southern Oscillation.
174: Elton, Charles Sutherland.
175: Emiliani, Cesare.
176: Emission Scenario.
177: Emissions Standards.
178: Employment.
179: Endangered and Threatened Species.
180: Energy Efficiency.
181: Energy From Waste.
182: Energy Policy Act of 1992.