"Jane Genovese is a public speaker, university graduate of Law and Arts
(majoring in Psychology) and passionate global warming advocate. She
became concerned about global warming after reading an article on Artic
Eskimos losing their way of life due to rapid climate change. This
motivated her to study Environmental law and International Environmental
law at university. Shortly after, she created the “Global Warming: Too Hot
to Handle?” workshop and this book with her mother, Sharon. In her spare
time, Jane enjoys salsa dancing, watching good documentaries and going
to the gym."......
Global warming is the rising average temperature of Earth's atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century and its projected continuation. Since the early 20th century, Earth's average surface temperature has increased by about 0.8 °C, with about two thirds of the increase occurring since 1980. Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and scientists are more than 90% certain that most of it is caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activities such as deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels.
Scientists predict the earth is facing 40-to-60 years of climate change, even if emissions of carbon dioxide and other global warming gases stopped today. One inevitable consequence of the greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere will be an increase in the frequency and severity of natural disaster events. Global Warming, Natural Hazards, and Emergency Management documents the imperative need for communities to prepare for the coming effects of climate change and provides a series of in-depth, road-tested recommendations on how to reduce risks for communities and businesses.
This book addresses the theme of the impacts of global warming on different specific fields, ranging from the regional and global economy, to agriculture, human health, urban areas, land vegetation, marine areas and mangroves. Despite the volume of scientific work that has been undertaken in relation to each of each of these issues, the study of the impacts of global warming upon them is a relatively recent and unexplored topic. The chapters of this book offer a broad overview of potential applications of global warming science.
Explores public and government involvement in combating global warming, and reviews conservation programs that have been developed by countries, international institutions, private organizations, and individuals.Global warming is the rising average temperature of Earth's atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century and its projected continuation.
Tham khảo sách 'planet earth 2011 – global warming challenges and opportunities for policy and practice_2', khoa học tự nhiên, công nghệ môi trường phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả
Global Warming has become perhaps the most complicated issue being faced by world leaders. Thus, it requires field of attention for many modern societies, power and energy engineers, academicians, researchers and stakeholders. The so-called consensus in the past century anthropogenically induced Global Warming, has recently been disputed by rising number of climate change panelists.
This book is one result of a research project, funded by the Energy Foundation and the Council on Foreign Relations, toinvestigate the role of “technology policy” as part of a strategy for managing the threats of global warming.
Bài thuyết trình Global warming bao gồm những nội dung về Global warming basic (khái niệm, nguyên nhân, hậu quả (sự thay đổi khí hậu, ảnh hưởng tới sức khỏe, biển và băng, ảnh hưởng tới hệ sinh thái). Với các bạn chuyên ngành Môi trường thì đây là tài liệu hữu ích,
Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, cloud forests are drying, and wildlife is scrambling to keep pace. It's becoming clear that humans have caused most of the past century's warming by releasing heat-trapping gases as we power our modern lives. Called greenhouse gases, their levels are higher now than in the last 650,000 years.
The failure of the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen in December 2009 to effectively reach a global agreement on emission reduction targets, led many within the developing world to view this as a reversal of the Kyoto Protocol and an attempt by the developed nations to shirk out of their responsibility for climate change.
“The earth is a natural greenhouse and is kept warm by water vapors, carbon dioxide (CO2), and other gases in the atmosphere, which absorb the sun’s energy and radiate it back toward the earth. This type of warming is called ‘natural greenhouse effect’. ‘Enhanced greenhouse effect’, on the other hand, causes global warming due to excessive levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.”
Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.
This book is intended to be an introduction to the complex effects of climatic change on the
activities and life of mankind, particularly in regard to the changes widely known as global
warming. It consists of eleven chapters dealing with fi ve different aspects of the problem. The
chapters are written by 11 different authors from ten different countries, examining aspects of
global warming as it affects their fi elds of study.
Global warming is theenvironmental issue of the twenty-first century.
Many believe it ranks with war and poverty as one of the greatest
challenges to human well-being. But unlike war and poverty, which
humanity has confronted for millennia, global warming is a recent
concern. And unlike war and poverty, global warming is mainly a pro-spective threat and one that can in principle be met with pre-emptive
The burning of fossil fuels puts into the atmosphere carbon dioxide, which is
causing gradual global warming. This 'greenhouse effect' may by early next century have
increased average global temperatures enough to shift agricultural production areas, raise sea
levels to flood coastal cities, and disrupt national economies.
This book is intended to introduce the reader to examples of the range of practical problems posed by "Global Warming". It includes 11 chapters split into 5 sections. Section 1 outlines the recent changes in the Indian Monsoon, the importance of greenhouse gases to life, and the relative importance of changes in solar radiation in causing the changes.
Birds, by their very existence, enhance our daily lives. For many of us, it is a thrill to see the splash of a Brown Thrasher in a
birdbath, or the flash of red in green woods as a tanager darts past. It is a gift of nature that such birds – which play an
important role in healthy ecosystems by controlling pests, dispersing seeds, and pollinating plants – are also so beautiful and
such a joy to watch.