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  • Global warming for dummies
  • 點閱:14
  • 作者: by Elizabeth May, Zoe Caron
  • 出版社:John Wiley & Sons Canada
  • 出版年:c2009
  • 集叢名:--For dummies
  • ISBN:9780470840986; 9780470160695
  • 格式:PDF

The past decade has seen warmer than usual winters in North America, with the past winter being the warmest yet. Worldwide, glaciers are melting, and warming oceans have brought fiercer and fiercer hurricane seasons. The earths climate is changing, and people are worried. In a recent Angus Reid Global Scan poll of 30 countries, 90 percent of respondents felt that global warming was a serious or somewhat serious problem. Ninety-one percent of respondents in Canada, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom expressed concern about the future of the environment in general. Media coverage of global warming has increased as well: Time magazine ran a cover story on the issue the week of April 3 with the headline, Be Worried. Be Very Worried. Al Gores newly-released documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, is bringing significant attention to the topic. The National Academy of Sciences recently presented a report, commissioned by the House Science Committee, that stated that global warming is real, and that human activities are responsible for much of the recent warming. Global Warming For Dummies will appeal to readers daunted by Tim Flannerys The Weather Makers or who wanted to know more than Al Gores An Inconvenient Truth offered. Although the book will not sugar-coat this serious topic, its friendly, conversational style and upbeat attitude will entice readers who are interested in the subject but have been reluctant to read about it previously. Global Warming For Dummies explains the science behind climate change, helping readers to understand this challenging subject. The book looks at the major contributors to climate change, and considers the possible long-term effects of a warmer planet. Readers will also explore solutions to the problem, from what governments and industry can do, to what they can do at home and how they can get involved.

  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第1頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第2頁)
    • How This Book Is Organized(第2頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第4頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第5頁)
  • Part I: Understanding Global Warming(第7頁)
    • Chapter 1: Global Warming Basics(第9頁)
    • Chapter 2: The Greenhouse We Live In(第25頁)
    • Chapter 3: The Big Deal about Carbon(第43頁)
  • Part II: Tracking Down the Causes(第57頁)
    • Chapter 4: Living in the Dark Ages of Fossil Fuels(第59頁)
    • Chapter 5: Getting Right to the Source: The Big Emitters(第71頁)
    • Chapter 6: Taking It Personally: Individual Sources of Emissions(第83頁)
  • Part III: Examining the Effects of Global Warming(第93頁)
    • Chapter 7: Not-So-Natural Disasters(第95頁)
    • Chapter 8: Risking Flora and Fauna: Impacts on Plants and Animals(第111頁)
    • Chapter 9: Hitting Home: Global Warming’s Direct Effect on People(第125頁)
  • Part IV: Political Progress: Fighting Global Warming Nationally and Internationally(第141頁)
    • Chapter 10: Voting for Your Future: What Governments Can Do(第143頁)
    • Chapter 11: Beyond Borders: Progress on a Global Level(第167頁)
    • Chapter 12: Developing in the Face of Global Warming(第181頁)
  • Part V: Solving the Problem(第199頁)
    • Chapter 13: A Whole New World of Energy(第201頁)
    • Chapter 14: Show Me the Money: Business and Industrial Solutions(第225頁)
    • Chapter 15: Activists without Borders: Non-Governmental Organizations(第243頁)
    • Chapter 16: Lights, Camera, Action: The Media and Global Warming(第255頁)
    • Chapter 17: Taking the High Road(第267頁)
    • Chapter 18: Making a Difference at Home and Work(第285頁)
  • Part VI: The Part of Tens(第311頁)
    • Chapter 19: Ten Things You Can Do Today to Slow Global Warming(第313頁)
    • Chapter 20: Ten Inspiring Leaders in the Fight Against Global Warming(第321頁)
    • Chapter 21: Top Ten Myths about Global Warming(第327頁)
    • Chapter 22: Ten Online Global Warming Resources(第335頁)
  • Index(第343頁)
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