Climate Change

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Emily Boyd,Emma L Tompkins

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741421

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 1654

Climate change is the greatest single problem we face as a planet. This important introduction skilfully guides us through the complex mix of scientific, political, social, and environmental issues to explore the possible futures for our world. Focusing on the fact that the “point of no return” may have already been passed, Boyd and Tompkins highlight the urgent need to start addressing the wide-ranging consequences of our changing climate if we want to avoid catastrophe.

Making Sense of Climate Change

A Beginner's guide to global warming

Author: Ranjana Saikia

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 8179932354

Category: Science

Page: 55

View: 6720

Climate change is an enormous challenge facing humankind today. Undoubtedly, it is the single largest environmental threat facing the planet, and we need to act fast to mitigate it. There is much that needs to be done and much that can be done to halt the catastrophic impacts of climate change. However, these steps have to be taken by all sections of human society, throughout the world. Making Sense of Climate Change discusses the causes, the impacts, as well as possible solutions, to tackle the problem at the individual, community, and global level in a simple easy-to-read style for the general reader

Oil

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Smil, Vaclav

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740387

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 1274

Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will fuel dinner party debate, and provide readers with the science and politics behind the world’s most controversial resource. Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political landscape that few would recognise. It is the lifeblood of the modern world, and humanity’s dependence upon it looks set to continue for decades to come. In this captivating book, the author of the acclaimed Energy: A Beginner’s Guide, Vaclav Smil, explains all matters related to the ‘black stuff’, from its discovery in the earth, right through to the political maelstrom that surrounds it today. Author Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has written over 10 books on energy and been a keynote speaker at both the World Economic Forum and the Global Roundtable on Climate Change. He is the first non-American to receive the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology and is a Special Fellow of the Royal Society.

Conservation

a beginner's guide

Author: Paul Jepson,Richard J. Ladle

Publisher: Oneworld Pubns Ltd

ISBN: 9781851687145

Category: Nature

Page: 193

View: 9691

In this age of unparalleled environmental change, the need to preserve our fauna and flora has never been so urgent. Fortunately, the ceaseless erosion of nature is counterbalanced by the desire of people to do something about it.

Energy

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Vaclav Smil

Publisher: Oneworld

ISBN: 9781786071330

Category: Force and energy

Page: 240

View: 8907

Sheds light on the science behind global warming and the efforts to prevent it, and explains how our daily decisions affect energy consumption. Whether you're looking for dinner table conversation or to further your own understanding, this book will amaze and inform, uncovering the truths and exposing the myths behind one of the most important concepts in our universe.

Climate Change For Beginners

Author: Dean Goodwin

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1939994691

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 2389

Year after year science continually proves that global climate change is real. But what does it all really mean and what can or should we do about it? Climate Change For Beginners is a clear, fluid narrative by a leading scientist and educator who takes a scrupulously balanced approach in explaining the history of global climate monitoring and change, and the whos, hows, whats, whens, wheres and whys of the interaction between human activity and recent trends in the Earth’s climate. Working from the premise that no one can do everything, but everyone can do something, Dean Goodwin challenges readers with experiments they can conduct to gain a better understanding of the science underlying the problems facing our planet and concludes with a list of 50 easy actions readers can choose from to start doing their part in the effort to slow or stop global warming. Replaces previous edition, ISBN 9781934389430.

The Rough Guide to Climate Change

Author: Robert Henson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405388676

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 788

The Rough Guide to Climate Change gives the complete picture of the single biggest issue facing the planet. Cutting a swathe through scientific research and political debate, this completely updated 3nd edition lays out the facts and assesses the options-global and personal-for dealing with the threat of a warming world. The guide looks at the evolution of our atmosphere over the last 4.5 billion years and what computer simulations of climate change reveal about our past, present, and future. This updated edition includes scientific findings that have emerged since the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as well as background on recent controversies and an updated politics section that reflects post-Copenhagen developments. Discover how rising temperatures and sea levels, plus changes to extreme weather patterns, are already affecting life around the world. The guide unravels how governments, scientists and engineers plan to tackle the problem and includes information on what you can do to help. Now available in epub format.

A Beginner's Guide to Paradise

9 Steps to Giving Up Everything So You Too Can Move to a South Pacific Island, Wear a Loincloth, Read a Hundred Books, Build a Bungalow, Diaper a Baby Monkey, and Maybe, Just Maybe, Fall in Love!

Author: Alex Sheshunoff

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 0451475860

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 8673

In a true story of a quarter-life crisis, the author shares his experiences living on the remote Pacific island of Yap, covering such topics as loincloth-tying, monkey-diapering, and the effects of global capitalism.

Critical Thinking

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Sharon M. Kaye

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741472

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

View: 8860

We are bombarded daily with vast amounts of information, much of it using faulty logic. From adverts to blogs, television to newspapers, knowing what to believe is a daunting task. Critical Thinking: A Beginner’s Guide teaches you how to analyze people’s arguments and explains the main "fallacies" that are used to deceive and confuse. With a wealth of real life examples, a glossary, and plenty of diagrams, this is an invaluable tool for both students wanting to improve their grades and general readers in search of clarity.

Kick the Habit

A UN Guide to Climate Neutrality

Author: Alex Kirby

Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint

ISBN: 9789280729269

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

View: 5768

This publication is written by experts from many disciplines and various countries, with leading research organizations involved in preparing and reviewing the publication. It presents solutions--from reducing consumption and increasing energy efficiency to offsetting emissions via carbon trading schemes--for individuals, businesses, cities and countries plus other groups that have similar characteristics such as NGO and intergovernmental organizations. The book contains case studies, illustrations, maps and graphics and serves also as reference publication.--Publisher's description.

The No-nonsense Guide to Climate Change

Author: Dinyar Godrej

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859843352

Category: Nature

Page: 143

View: 2745

"The No Nonsense Guide to Climate Change" charts up-to-the-minute developments on climate change, explores the extent that the human race is responsible for the catastrophes and suggests what can be done to prevent them.

Biodiversity

A Beginner's Guide

Author: John Spicer

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741324

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 4099

In this steadfast and yet witty guide, biologist John Spicer examines biodiversity, giving the reader an insight into the myriad of organisms that surround us.

Ergonomics for Beginners

A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition

Author: Jan Dul,Bernard Weerdmeester

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420077511

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 4869

Loaded with information on the design of work systems, workplaces, and workstations as well as human anthropometics, Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition provides a useful quick reference and valuable tool for novices and experienced professionals alike. Retaining the features that made each previous edition a bestseller, the authors have meticulously revised the information to address rapid developments in information and communications technology, offering ergonomics advice on topics such as wireless, remote, and hands-free controls, website design, mobile interaction, and virtual offices. Understand the Utility and Limitations of Modern Technology In their trademark, eloquent style, the authors explain the application of a human-centered approach to the design, testing, and evaluation of work systems by considering the interrelated set of physical, cognitive, social, organizational, and other relevant human factors. Their elemental, but comprehensive, treatment of the subject matter provides an authoritative and archival reference of basic theoretical and practical knowledge that will help enhance human performance and reduce the undesirable effects and unintended consequences of many human interactions with technology and the organizational environment. Small enough to carry along to work sites, with simple and clear illustrations, the book examines how to improve performance and reduce the undesirable effects and unintended consequences of many human interactions with technology and the work environment.

Research Handbook on Climate Change, Migration and the Law

Author: Benoît Maye,François Crépeau

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785366599

Category:

Page: 520

View: 3855

This comprehensive Research Handbook provides an overview of the debates on how the law does, and could, relate to migration exacerbated by climate change. It contains conceptual chapters on the relationship between climate change, migration and the law, as well as doctrinal and prospective discussions regarding legal developments in different domestic contexts and in international governance.

Reason in a Dark Time

Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- and What It Means for Our Future

Author: Dale Jamieson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199337675

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 3102

From the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference there was a concerted international effort to stop climate change. Yet greenhouse gas emissions increased, atmospheric concentrations grew, and global warming became an observable fact of life. In this book, philosopher Dale Jamieson explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do. Centered in philosophy, the volume also treats the scientific, historical, economic, and political dimensions of climate change. Our failure to prevent or even to respond significantly to climate change, Jamieson argues, reflects the impoverishment of our systems of practical reason, the paralysis of our politics, and the limits of our cognitive and affective capacities. The climate change that is underway is remaking the world in such a way that familiar comforts, places, and ways of life will disappear in years or decades rather than centuries. Climate change also threatens our sense of meaning, since it is difficult to believe that our individual actions matter. The challenges that climate change presents go beyond the resources of common sense morality -- it can be hard to view such everyday acts as driving and flying as presenting moral problems. Yet there is much that we can do to slow climate change, to adapt to it and restore a sense of agency while living meaningful lives in a changing world.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change

Author: Marc Morano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621577570

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 9652

Less freedom. More regulation. Higher costs. Make no mistake: those are the surefire consequences of the modern global warming campaign waged by political and cultural elites, who have long ago abandoned fact-based science for dramatic fearmongering in order to push increased central planning. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change gives a voice -- backed by statistics, real-life stories, and incontrovertible evidence -- to the millions of "deplorable" Americans skeptical about the multibillion dollar "climate change" complex, whose claims have time and time again been proven wrong.

Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land

Lessons from Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty

Author: Gary Paul Nabhan

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584544

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 5518

How to harvest water and nutrients, select drought-tolerant plants, and create natural diversity Because climatic uncertainty has now become "the new normal," many farmers, gardeners and orchard-keepers in North America are desperately seeking ways to adapt their food production to become more resilient in the face of such "global weirding." This book draws upon the wisdom and technical knowledge from desert farming traditions all around the world to offer time-tried strategies for: Building greater moisture-holding capacity and nutrients in soils Protecting fields from damaging winds, drought, and floods Harvesting water from uplands to use in rain gardens and terraces filled with perennial crops Delecting fruits, nuts, succulents, and herbaceous perennials that are best suited to warmer, drier climates Gary Paul Nabhan is one of the world's experts on the agricultural traditions of arid lands. For this book he has visited indigenous and traditional farmers in the Gobi Desert, the Arabian Peninsula, the Sahara Desert, and Andalusia, as well as the Sonoran, Chihuahuan, and Painted deserts of North America, to learn firsthand their techniques and designs aimed at reducing heat and drought stress on orchards, fields, and dooryard gardens. This practical book also includes colorful "parables from the field" that exemplify how desert farmers think about increasing the carrying capacity and resilience of the lands and waters they steward. It is replete with detailed descriptions and diagrams of how to implement these desert-adapted practices in your own backyard, orchard, or farm. This unique book is useful not only for farmers and permaculturists in the arid reaches of the Southwest or other desert regions. Its techniques and prophetic vision for achieving food security in the face of climate change may well need to be implemented across most of North America over the next half-century, and are already applicable in most of the semiarid West, Great Plains, and the U.S. Southwest and adjacent regions of Mexico.

Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change

Author: Juliane L. Fry

Publisher: Thomas Reed Publications

ISBN: 9781408132104

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 512

View: 8847

With breathtaking scope, this resource tells you everything you need to know about the weather and climate in a straightforward but thorough way, helped by lavish photographs and highly detailed diagrams, maps and charts.

V!VA Travel Guides

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Author: Viva Publishing Network,Paula Newton

Publisher: Viva Publishing Network

ISBN: 0979126428

Category: Travel

Page: 480

View: 931

Viva members around the world contribute to the travel guides' creation and updating. They provide information concerning hotels, restaurants, tours, shopping and activities.