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The atlas of climate change : mapping the world's greatest challenge / Kirstin Dow and Thomas E. Downing.

Dow, Kirstin, 1963- (Author). Downing, Thomas E. (Added Author).

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Summary:

This highly acclaimed atlas distills the vast science of climate change, providing a reliable and insightful guide to this rapidly growing field. This new edition reflects the latest developments in research, the impact of climate change, and in current efforts to mitigate and adapt to changes in the world's weather. 128 pp. Pub. 1/12.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 363.73874 .D744a 2011 (Text) 37814002763143 NON-FICTION Book None 10/10/2014 Available -
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 304.25 DOW 2011 (Text) 33892002444942 Main Collection Book None 08/02/2012 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0520268237 (softcover)
  • ISBN: 9780520268234 (softcover)
  • Physical Description: 128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: Third edition.
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2011]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 116-124) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Voices & visions of our future / Wangari Maathai, Philippe Cousteau -- Signs of change. Warning signs ; Polar changes ; Shrinking glaciers ; Ocean changes ; Everyday extremes -- The changing climate. The greenhouse effect ; The climate system ; Interpreting past climates ; Forecasting future climates ; Climate & social crises -- Driving climate change. Emissions past & present ; Fossil fuels ; Methane & other gases ; Transport ; Agriculture ; The carbon balance -- Expected consequences. Disrupted ecosystems ; Water security ; Food security ; Threats to health ; Rising sea levels ; Cities at risk ; Cultural losses -- Responding to change. Urgent action to adapt ; Building capacity to adapt ; City responses ; Renewable energy ; Low carbon futures ; Counting carbon -- International policy & action. International action ; Meeting Kyoto targets ; Looking beyond Kyoto ; Trading carbon credits ; Financing the response -- Committing to solutions. Personal action ; Public action.
Summary, etc.:
This highly acclaimed atlas distills the vast science of climate change, providing a reliable and insightful guide to this rapidly growing field. This new edition reflects the latest developments in research, the impact of climate change, and in current efforts to mitigate and adapt to changes in the world's weather. 128 pp. Pub. 1/12.
Awards Note:
Winner, Planeta Environment Book of the Year.
Subject: Climatic changes > Maps.
Climatic changes > Charts, diagrams, etc.
Summary: This highly acclaimed atlas distills the vast science of climate change, providing a reliable and insightful guide to this rapidly growing field. This new edition reflects the latest developments in research, the impact of climate change, and in current efforts to mitigate and adapt to changes in the world's weather. 128 pp. Pub. 1/12.

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