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ETO Record Number
242
Author
Silver, Jerry
Title
Global warming and climate change demystified
Secondary Title (usually periodical title)
Volume (periodical)
Number (periodical)
Accession Number (For ERIC and similar collections)
Call Number
QC981.8.G56 S548 2008
551.6 22
Edition
Editor
ISBN
9780071502405
Format
Keywords
Global warming --Popular works.
Climatic changes --Popular works.
Pages
xii, 289 p.
Location Published
New York
Publisher
Mc-Graw Hill
Date of Publication
2008
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Notes
Recommended to EnergyTeachers.org by the author.
Table of contents:
Counter
Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Taking the Earth's temperature
Stability over time—what is "normal"
Variations in the solar orbit
Statistical variation—identifying trends
Pre-historic carbon dioxide variation
Ice core data—oxygen isotopes
Nature's CO2 "pawprint"
When did global warming start?

Chapter 3: The physics of heating the Earth
The Earth's thermostat
Radiation—reflection and absorption
The "glass" of the Earth's greenhouse
Nature's greenhouse – water vapor
The impact of human activity
Carbon and nitrogen dioxide, methane
Heat capacity of the oceans and air
Distribution of heat on the Earth
Volcanoes
Solar flares, El Nino, the Earth's core

Chapter 4: The chemistry of burning fuel
Hydrocarbons
Coal
Ethanol
Hydrogen
Energy payback—the hydrogen plant
How much CO2 to make one solar cell

Chapter 5: Sources of greenhouse gases
The natural carbon cycle
Human-added greenhouse gases
Auto emissions
Deforestation
Electrical power generation
Agriculture
Industry

Chapter 6: Evidence for global warming
Direct and indirect evidence
Atmospheric measurements
Ocean measurements
Carbon dioxide measurements
The correlation: carbon dioxide and temperature
Snow cap and glacier loss
What we know for certain
What most scientists believe to be true

Chapter 7: Consequences of global warming
Archimedes' principle and floating ice
Coastlines moving inland
Wacky weather – drought and flooding
Ecological changes
Proliferation of disease
Regional climate changes
Global inertia: greenhouse emissions

Chapter 8: Solutions
Demand reduction
Fuels that produce less carbon dioxide
Use of non-polluting forms of energy
Sequestering greenhouse gas emissions
Sinks foratmospheric greenhouse gases
Alternatives to burning forests
Why we think oil is cheaper than solar
Band-Aids: new levees
Relocating populations
Economic trade-off:action and in-action
Turing your money "green"
The ozone problem—hopeless

Chapter 9: Global response
The lesson of space flight
A small step for mankind
State and city initiatives
Industry taking the lead
Current U.S. and world programs