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The Resource Understanding climate change : science, policy, and practice, Sarah L. Burch and Sara E. Harris

Understanding climate change : science, policy, and practice, Sarah L. Burch and Sara E. Harris

Label
Understanding climate change : science, policy, and practice
Title
Understanding climate change
Title remainder
science, policy, and practice
Statement of responsibility
Sarah L. Burch and Sara E. Harris
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Conversations about climate change are filled with challenges involving complex data, deeply held values, and political issues. Understanding Climate Change provides readers with a concise, accessible, and holistic picture of the climate change problem, including both the scientific and human dimensions. Understanding Climate Change examines climate change as both a scientific and a public policy issue. Sarah L. Burch and Sara E. Harris explain the basics of the climate system, climate models and prediction, and human and biophysical impacts, as well as strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing adaptability, and enabling climate change governance. The authors examine the connections between climate change and other pressing issues, such as human health, poverty, and other environmental problems, and they explore the ways that sustainable responses to climate change can simultaneously address those issues. An effective and integrated introduction to an urgent and controversial issue, this book contains the tools needed for students, instructors, and decision-makers to become constructive participants in the human response to climate change."--Page i
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burch, Sarah L.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harris, Sara E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Climat
  • Climatic changes
  • Klimaänderung
  • Klimatologie
  • 2015NEWMAY
Label
Understanding climate change : science, policy, and practice, Sarah L. Burch and Sara E. Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Impacts of climate change on natural systems
  • Climate change impacts on human systems
  • Understanding climate change : pathways forward
  • Climate change in the public sphere
  • Basic system dynamics
  • Climate controls : energy from the sun
  • Climate controls : earth's reflectivity
  • Climate controls : the greenhouse effect
  • Climate change mitigation : reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transforming the energy system
  • Climate models
  • Future climate : emissions, climatic shifts, and what to do about them
Control code
865495408
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 307 pages, 7 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442646520
Lccn
2014427824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)865495408
Label
Understanding climate change : science, policy, and practice, Sarah L. Burch and Sara E. Harris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Impacts of climate change on natural systems
  • Climate change impacts on human systems
  • Understanding climate change : pathways forward
  • Climate change in the public sphere
  • Basic system dynamics
  • Climate controls : energy from the sun
  • Climate controls : earth's reflectivity
  • Climate controls : the greenhouse effect
  • Climate change mitigation : reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transforming the energy system
  • Climate models
  • Future climate : emissions, climatic shifts, and what to do about them
Control code
865495408
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 307 pages, 7 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442646520
Lccn
2014427824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)865495408

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