Extreme Weather, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Confronting Global Warming Series
  • Tom Streissguth
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  • ISBN-10: 0737755164
  • ISBN-13: 9780737755169
  • DDC: 551.5
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 116 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released October 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Explores the relationship between global climate change and extreme weather, including air and water chemistry; solar radiation; hurricanes and tropical cyclones; heat waves and other potential future warming; drought, from the Dust Bowl of the 1930s to the current water crisis in California; and the impacts of rainfall, flooding, and El Niño.

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Confronting Global Warming Series

Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions.

Features and Benefits

  • At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues.
  • Includes sidebars highlighting related content, including statistical information, firsthand accounts, case studies and primary source documents.
  • Charts, maps and graphs.
  • Full-color photographs, glossary of key terms, organizations to contact for more information, an annotated bibliography of age-appropriate books, periodicals and Web sites, and a comprehensive index.


"An even-handed consideration of the many factors affecting human life that could be altered irrevocably by climate change. Recommended for school libraries."--Reference Unbound, January, 2011

— Reference Unbound