Global Weirdness

Global Weirdness

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Produced by Climate Centrala€”a highly regarded independent, nonprofit journalism and research foundation founded in 2008a€”and reviewed by scientists at major educational and research institutions the world over, Global Weirdness summarizes, in clear and accessible prose, everything we know about the science of climate change; explains what is likely to happen to the climate in the future; and lays out in practical terms what we can and cannot do to avoid further shifts. Sixty easy-to-read entries tackle such questions as: Is climate ever a€œnormala€? Why and how do fossil-fuel burning and other human practices produce greenhouse gases? What natural forces have caused climate change in the past? What risks does climate change pose for human health? What accounts for the diminishment of mountain glaciers and small ice caps around the world since 1850? What are the economic costs and benefits of reducing carbon emissions? Global Weirdness enlarges our understanding of how climate change affects our daily lives, and arms us with the incontrovertible facts we need to make informed decisions about the future of the planet and of humankind. With black-and-white images interspersed throughout. From the Hardcover edition.Another climate-related health risk comes from air pollutiona€”especially ozone. It is important to distinguish the ozone in the stratosphere that protects us from the suna#39;s harmful UV rays from the groundlevel ozone that burns the eyes andanbsp;...

Title:Global Weirdness
Author:Climate Central
Publisher:Vintage - 2012-07-24


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