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Global Climate Change: Turning Knowledge Into Action

By David E. Kitchen

Published by Routledge

Published Date: Feb 26, 2013

Description

The science of climate change is a complex subject that balances the physical record and scientific fact with politics, policy, and ethics - and is of particular importance to the geosciences. This thoughtfully crafted new text and accompanying media encourage non-science majors to practice critical thinking, analysis, and discourse about climate change themes. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, acclaimed educator and researcher, David Kitchen, examines not only the physical science, but the social, economic, political, energy, and environmental issues surrounding climate change. His goal: to turn knowledge into action, equipping students with the knowledge and critical skills to make informed decisions, separate facts from fiction, and participate in the public debate.

Table of Contents

Part 1  1. So what's up with the weather?  2. The Evidence of Climate Change  Part 2  3. Energy and Earth's Climate  4. The Weather Machine  Part 3  5. Revealing Ancient Climate  6. Climate History  Part 4  7. The Global Impact of Climate Change  8. Politics and People  Part 5  9. The Energy Crisis  10. Turning Knowledge Into Action

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