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Climate Change

Critical Concepts in the Environment

Edited by Frank Chambers, Michael Ogle

Introduction by Frank Chambers

Routledge – 2003 – 1,616 pages

Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

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    978-0-415-27656-6
    October 31st 2002

Description

The science of climate change has experienced an extraordinary expansion in the period since the mid-1980s and is paralleled by considerable public and political awareness of related issues.

The degree of natural variability in, and the causes of, climate change have become particularly important points of debate and the past decade has seen many publications dealing with these issues. Indeed, the area of climate research as a whole is now so large, and the sources of data so diverse, that many researchers are unaware of significant developments across the field. This collection therefore aims to provide a balanced selection of published papers, so as to make easily available the existing breadth and depth of information.

Taken together, the set of volumes will provide for the researcher (a) a greater awareness of the evidence for natural variability of climate; (b) a perspective on the role of various forcing factors in climate change; (c) a selection of papers that argue both for, and against, the 'solar' and 'anthropogenic' hypotheses as explanations for recent and current climate change; (d) a sense of what future climate will be like, and what remains to be discovered or achieved.

Contents

Volume 1: 'Global Warming': Carbon Dioxide and Climate Change

Volume 2: Natural Forcing Factors for Climate Change on Timescales 10-1 to 105 years

Part I: Forcing Factors: the Sun

Part II: Forcing Factors: Others

Part III: Forcing Factors: Volcanoes

Part IV: Forcing Factors: the Ocean

Volume 3: Natural Climate Change: Proxy-Climate Data

Part I: Long-Term Climate Change: Milankovitch Rhythms

Part II: Deglaciation and The Younger Dryas

Part III: Millennial, Centennial and Decadal Climate Variability

Part IV: Abrupt Climate Change

Volume 4: Evaluating Recent and Future Climate Change

Part I: Causes of Recent Climate Change

Part II: The Record of Recent Climate Change

Part III: Future Climate

Name: Climate Change: Critical Concepts in the Environment (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Frank Chambers, Michael OgleIntroduction by Frank Chambers. The science of climate change has experienced an extraordinary expansion in the period since the mid-1980s and is paralleled by considerable public and political awareness of related issues.The degree of natural variability in, and the causes of, climate...
Categories: Environmental Studies, Physical Geography, Climatology & Meteorology