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Climate Change

Mark Maslin.

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 160 pages.

Climate change is still, arguably, the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century. Previously published as Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction,...

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The climate change debate

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 5051 words.

‘The climate change debate’ describes the combination of factors that led to recognition and acceptance of climate change, including that it was anthropogenic, beginning with climate change...

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Climate change impacts

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 8087 words.

What is dangerous climate change? What is our coping range? ‘Climate change impacts’ assesses the potential effects of climate change on the natural environment as well as on human...

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Climate surprises

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 4398 words.

The assumption of a linear relationship between greenhouse gases and climate change may be wrong. ‘Climate surprises’ examines the possibility that there are thresholds—or tipping points—in...

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Envisioning the future

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 3715 words.

‘Envisioning the future’ considers some of the deep questions of why humanity seems unable to deal with the question of pollution. The challenge of climate change must be seen within the...

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Evidence for climate change

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 4047 words.

‘Evidence for climate change’ considers both past and recent climate change through changes in temperature, precipitation, and relative global sea level to show that significant changes in...

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Modelling future climate

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 5017 words.

‘Modelling future climate’ is about understanding the fundamental physical processes of the climate system. Modelling future climate considers the carbon cycle, cooling effects, carbon...

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Politics of climate change

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 6148 words.

Climate change can only be solved by having binding international agreements to cut global greenhouse gas emissions. ‘Politics of climate change’ reviews the role of the UNFCC and the...

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Solutions

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 7856 words.

‘Solutions’ examines three types of solution to climate change. The first is adaptation, which is simply providing protection for the population, as we already know that there will be...

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What is climate change?

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 2803 words.

‘What is climate change?’ examines the role of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in moderating past global climate; why they have been rising since the industrial revolution; and why they are now...

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