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
Chapter 1: “So what’s up with the weather?”
Chapter 2: The Evidence of Climate Change
Chapter 3: Energy and Earth’s Climate
Chapter 4: The Weather Machine
Chapter 5: Revealing Ancient Climate
Chapter 6: Climate History
Chapter 7: The Global Impact of Climate Change
Chapter 8: Politics and People
Chapter 9: The Energy Crisis
Chapter 10: Turning Knowledge Into Action
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Global Climate Change: Turning Knowledge Into Action, CourseSmart eTextbook
Format: Safari Book
$49.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-86414-7