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Author Dow, Kirstin, 1963-
Title The atlas of climate change : mapping the world's greatest challenge / Kirstin Dow and Thomas E. Downing.
Imprint Berkeley [California] : University of California Press, [2011]
©2011
Edition Third edition.

Author Dow, Kirstin, 1963-
Subject Climatic changes.
Climatic changes -- Maps.
Climatic changes -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Alt Name Downing, Thomas E.,
Add Title Climate change
Description 1 online resource (128 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Edition Third edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 116-124) and index.
Contents 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 -- Climate Change Data.
Summary This highly acclaimed atlas distills the vast science of climate change, providing a reliable and insightful guide to this rapidly growing field. Since the 2006 publication of the first edition, climate change has climbed even higher up the global agenda. This new edition reflects the latest developments in research and the impact of climate change, and in current efforts to mitigate and adapt to changes in the worlds weather.
Note Description based on print version record.
English.
ISBN 9781784029661 (electronic bk.)
1784029661 (electronic bk.)
9780520966826 (electronic bk.)
0520966821 (electronic bk.)
9780520268234 (print)
0520268237 (print)
OCLC # 900201388
Additional Format Print version: Dow, Kirstin, 1963- Atlas of climate change. 3rd ed. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011 9780520268234 (DLC) 2011922284 (OCoLC)714725896


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