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Climate and Global Environmental Change Danny Harvey

Climate and Global Environmental Change

Danny Harvey

Published November 15th 1999
ISBN : 9780582322615
Paperback
240 pages
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Climatic change, now more than ever in this age of global warming, is seen as fundamental to the study of the environment. This text examines the importance of climate as one of the major forcing functions in the global environmental change process.MoreClimatic change, now more than ever in this age of global warming, is seen as fundamental to the study of the environment. This text examines the importance of climate as one of the major forcing functions in the global environmental change process. It emphasizes both human-induced climatic change and natural climatic change, providing a comprehensive historical context and important projections for the future. It offers a thorough, up-to-date, critical overview of the physical science behind global warming concerns. *Provides a comprehensive discussion of the components of the climate system and the relationship between climate and weather *Looks at the factors, both natural and anthropogenic, driving climate change *Discusses how climate change will be affected in the future by human activity *Examines the factors involved in projected sea level rise *Case studies and boxed material within chapters illustrate key points *Each chapter begins with a synopsis and ends with a list of topics for discussion and an annotated further reading section *Climate and Global Environmental Change is the second book to be published within the Understanding Global Environmental Change series, des