VSI Audio - Mark Maslin - Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction

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VSI Audio - Mark Maslin - Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction
VSI Audio - Mark Maslin - Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction
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Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction
Part of the Oxford University Press series of Very Short Introductions (LINK)
Fully updated for 2008, explaining the latest scientific findings on climate change
Discusses how and why changes are occurring, and sets this in the context of past global climate change
Explores recent political developments including the UK Stern Review, US Governmental policy, and the latest findings from the IPCC
New to this edition

Fully updated for 2008, to include updates on the history of global warming and recent political developments
Includes a new chapter on local solutions

Global warming is arguably the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise and accessible explanation of the key topics in the debate: looking at the predicted impact of climate change, exploring the political controversies of recent years, and explaining the proposed solutions.

Fully updated for 2008, Mark Maslin's compelling account brings the reader right up to date, describing recent developments from US policy to the UK Climate Change Bill, and where we now stand with the Kyoto Protocol. He also includes a chapter on local solutions, reflecting the now widely held view that, to mitigate any impending disaster, governments as well as individuals must to act together.

Readership: Anyone needing a concise and authoritative account of the critical issues in global warming and climate change. Accessibly written, and suitable for general readers as well as students and undergraduates in the physical and life sciences.

About the Author:

Mark Maslin, Director of the Environment Institute, University College London

Table of Contents:

1: What Is Global Warming?
2: A Brief History of the Global Warming Debate
3: What is the Evidence for Climate Change?
4: How Do You Model the Future?
5: What are the Possible Future Impacts?
6: Surprises
7: Politics
8: Solutions
9: Visions of a Zero-Carbon Future
10: Conclusion
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