Climate Change, 1st Edition

  • Timothy Kusky
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  • ISBN-10: 1438118457
  • ISBN-13: 9781438118451
  • DDC: 551.6
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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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.