Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412963893
  • ISBN-13: 9781412963893
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1234 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change helps readers learn about the astonishingly intricate processes that make ours the only planet known to be habitable. These three volumes include more than 750 articles that explore major topics related to global warming and climate change--ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes.

Key Features

  • Contains a 4-color, 16-page insert that is a comprehensive introduction to the complexities of global warming Includes coverage of the science and history of climate change, the polarizing controversies over climate-change theories, the role of societies, the industrial and economic factors, and the sociological aspects of climate change
  • Emphasizes the importance of the effects, responsibilities, and ethics of climate change
  • Presents contributions from leading scholars and institutional experts in the geosciences
  • Serves as a general resource for geography, oceanography, biology, climatology, history and many other subjects
  • The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change provides a primarily nonscientific resource to understanding the complexities of climate change for academic and public libraries.

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Reviews

"This excellent introduction to climate change with its straight-forward easy-to-understand articles will serve audiences in high school, public and academic libraries." --Lawrence Looks at Books, June 2008

— Lawrence Looks at Books

"On Nov. 18, 2008 President-elect Barack Obama delivered the keynoe address to a Governors' Conference in California focusing on global warming, noting that few challenges facing the world are more urgent than combating climate change. This is the theme of the 750 articles in this comprehensive work, complete with a 'layman's introduction' by editor Philander (Princeton)." --Library Journal, April 15, 2009

— Library Journal

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the General Editor.
Preface.
Reader's Guide.
An Introduction.
List of Articles.
List of Contributors.
Chronology.
1: Abrupt Climate Changes.
2: Adaptation.
3: Aerosols.
4: Afforestation.
5: Afghanistan.
6: Agriculture.
7: Agulhas Current.
8: Air Force, U.S..
9: Alabama.
10: Alaska.
11: Alaska Climate Research Center.
12: Albania.
13: Albedo.
14: Algeria.
15: Alliance of Small Island States.
16: Alliance to Save Energy.
17: Alternative Energy, Ethanol.
18: Alternative Energy, Overview.
19: Alternative Energy, Solar.
20: Alternative Energy, Wind.
21: American Council for an Energy–Efficient Economy.
22: American Electric Power.
23: American Gas Association.
24: American Geophysical Union.
25: American Meteorological Society.
26: Andorra.
27: Angola.
28: Animals.
29: An Inconvenient Truth.
30: Antarctic Circumpolar Current.
31: Antarctic Ice Sheets.
32: Antarctic Meteorology Research Center.
33: Anthropogenic Forcing.
34: Anticyclones.
35: Antigua and Barbuda.
36: Applied Energy Services, Inc..
37: Arakawa, Akio (1927–).
38: Arctic Ocean.
39: Argentina.
40: Arizona.
41: Arkansas.
42: Armenia.
43: Arrhenius, Svante August (1859–1927).
44: Atlantic Ocean.
45: Atmosphere, Climate and Environment Information Programme (UK).
46: Atmospheric Absorption of Solar Radiation.
47: Atmospheric Boundary Layer.
48: Atmospheric Component of Models.
49: Atmospheric Composition.
50: Atmospheric Emission of Infrared Radiation.
51: Atmospheric General Circulation Models.
52: Atmospheric Research and Information Centre.
53: Atmospheric Vertical Structure.
54: Attribution of Global Warming.
55: Aurora.
56: Australia.
57: Austria.
58: Automobiles.
59: Aviation.
60: Azerbaijan.
61: Bahamas.
62: Bahrain.
63: Bangladesh.
64: Barbados.
65: Belarus.
66: Belgium.
67: Belize.
68: Benguela Current.
69: Benin.
70: Berlin Mandate.
71: Bhutan.
72: Biogeochemical Feedbacks.
73: Biology.
74: Biomass.
75: Blizzards.
76: Bolin, Bert (1925–2007).
77: Bolivia.
78: Bosnia and Herzegovina.
79: Botany.
80: Botswana.
81: BP.
82: Brazil.
83: Broecker, Wallace (1993–).
84: Brunei Darussalam.
85: Bryan, Kirk (1929–).
86: Bryson, Reid (1920–).
87: Budyko, Mikhail (1920–2001).
88: Bulgaria.
89: Burkina Faso.
90: Burundi.
91: Bush (George H.W.) Administration.
92: Bush (George W.) Administration.
93: California.
94: California Institute of Technology.
95: Cambodia.
96: Cameroon.
97: Canada.
98: Canadian Association for Renewable Energies.
99: Cantor Fitzgerald EBS.
100: Cape Verde.
101: Capitalism.
102: Carbon Cycle.
103: Carbon Dioxide.
104: Carbon Emissions.
105: Carbon Footprint.
106: Carbon permits.
107: Carbon Sequestration.
108: Carbon Sinks.
109: Cenozoic Era.
110: Center for Clean Air Policy.
111: Center for Energy Efficiency.
112: Center for International Climate and Environment Research.
113: Center for International Environmental Law.
114: Center for Ocean–Atmospheric Prediction Studies.
115: Center for Science and Environment (India).
116: Central African Republic.
117: Chad.
118: Chamberlin, Thomas C. (1843–1928).
119: Chaos Theory.
120: Charney, Jule Gregory (1917–81).
121: Chemistry.
122: Chile.
123: China.
124: Clean Air Act, U.S..
125: Clean Development Mechanism.
126: Climap project.
127: Climate.
128: Climate Action Network.
129: Climate Change, Effects.
130: Climate Change Knowledge Network.
131: Climate Cycles.
132: Climate Feedback.
133: Climate Forcing.
134: Climate Impacts Link Project.
135: Climate Models.
136: Climate Sensitivity and Feedbacks.
137: Climate Thresholds.
138: Climate Zones.
139: Climatic Data, Atmospheric Observations.
140: Climatic Data, Cave Records.
141: Climatic Data, Historical Records.
142: Climatic Data, Ice Observations.
143: Climatic Data, Instrumental Records.
144: Climatic Data, Lake Records.
145: Climatic Data, Nature of the Data.
146: Climatic Data, Oceanic Observations.
147: Climatic Data, Proxy Records.
148: Climatic Data, Reanalysis.
149: Climatic Data, Sea Floor Records.
150: Climatic Data, Sediment Records.
151: Climatic Data, Tree Ring Records.
152: Climatic Research Unit.
153: Clinton Administration.
154: Cloud Feedback.
155: Clouds, Cirrus.
156: Clouds, Cumulus.
157: Clouds, Stratus.
158: Coal.
159: Colombia.
160: Colorado.
161: Colorado Climate Center.
162: Colorado State University.
163: Columbia University.
164: Comoros.
165: Compliance.
166: Computer Models.
167: Condensation.
168: Congo.
169: Congo, Democratic Republic Of.
170: Connecticut.
171: Conservation.
172: Convection.
173: Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research.
174: Coriolis Force.
175: Cornell University.
176: Costa Rica.
177: Côte d'Ivoire.
178: Cretaceous Era.
179: Croatia.
180: Croll, James (1821–90).
181: Cuba.
182: Culture.
183: Current.
184: Cyclones.
185: Cyprus.
186: Czech Republic.
187: David Suzuki Foundation.
188: Deforestation.