ISBN 9781107608696,Introduction To Modern Climate Change

Introduction To Modern Climate Change



Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9781107608696

ISBN-10 1107608694


Number of Pages 252 Pages
Language (English)


This Textbook Is Tightly Focused On The Problem Of Anthropogenic Climate Change. It Is Unique Among Textbooks On Climate Change In That It Combines An Introduction Of The Science With An Introduction To The Non-Science Issues Such As The Economic And Policy Options. Unlike More Purely Descriptive Textbooks, It Contains The Quantitative Depth That Is Necessary For An Adequate Understanding Of The Science Of Climate Change. The Goal Of The Book Is For A Student To Leave The Class Ready To Engage In The Public Policy Debate On This Issue. This Is An Invaluable Textbook For Any Introductory Survey Course On The Science And Policy Of Climate Change, For Both Non-Science Majors And Introductory Science Students.

Table Of Contents
1. An Introduction To The Climate Problem
2. Is The Climate Changing?
3. Radiation And Energy Balance
4. A Simple Climate Model
5. The Carbon Cycle
6. Forcing, Feedbacks, And Climate Sensitivity
7. Why Is The Climate Changing?
8. The Future Of Our Climate
9. Impacts
10. Exponential Growth
11. Fundamentals Of Climate Change Policy
12. Mitigation Policies
13. A Brief History Of Climate Science And Politics
14. Putting It Together: A Long-Term Policy To Address Climate Change.