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2. The climate change debate

2. The climate change debate  

Mark Maslin

in Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

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‘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 ... More
5. Climate change impacts

5. Climate change impacts  

Mark Maslin

in Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

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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 ... More
6. Climate surprises

6. Climate surprises  

Mark Maslin

in Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

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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 ... More
4. The enemy withinsuper-eruptions, giant tsunamis, and the coming great quake

4. The enemy within: super-eruptions, giant tsunamis, and the coming great quake  

Bill McGuire

in Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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‘The Enemy Within’ begins with volcanic super-eruptions and their devastating consequences such as the 1815 eruption of volcano Tambora in Indonesia, and ancient eruptions in Yellowstone, ... More
5. Environmental futures

5. Environmental futures  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Environmental politics is a feature of the political landscape, which, now that it is established, is likely to persist well into the future. In part this is because the problems that have ... More
9. Envisioning the future

9. Envisioning the future  

Mark Maslin

in Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

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‘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 ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Bill McGuire

in Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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‘The Epilogue’ summarizes our current position. We are well into a cycle of warming that is certain to lead to dramatic geophysical, social, and economic changes during the next hundred ... More
3. Evidence for climate change

3. Evidence for climate change  

Mark Maslin

in Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

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‘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 ... More
2. Global warminga lot of hot air?

2. Global warming: a lot of hot air?  

Bill McGuire

in Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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‘Global warming’ explains that the Earth is now warmer than it has been for over 90 per cent of its 4.6 billion year history and is heating up faster than at any time in the last 11,500 ... More
3. The Ice Age cometh

3. The Ice Age cometh  

Bill McGuire

in Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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What turns ice ages on and off? ‘The Ice Age cometh’ considers the potential impact global warming may have on the arrival of the next expected Ice Age. Will global warming fend it off or ... More
2. Ideas

2. Ideas  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Ideas’ explains the key ideas driving environmental politics. It begins with The Limits to Growth (1972) that questioned the long-term future of the Earth as a life-support system for ... More
4. Local and global, North and South

4. Local and global, North and South  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Environmental problems have an international—even a global—character. Environmental politics is therefore, at least in part, an international politics. ‘Local and global, North and South’ ... More
4. Modelling future climate

4. Modelling future climate  

Mark Maslin

in Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

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

3. Movements, parties, policies  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Movements, parties, policies’ explains the ‘machinery’ of environmental politics—the movement that nurtures and expresses the politics, the parties that are the electoral vehicles for ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Humans have been part of the Earth’s history for a very short time, but our impact on the world around us has been considerable. The two major moments of accelerations of human impact were ... More
1. Planet Earthin a nutshell

1. Planet Earth: in a nutshell  

Bill McGuire

in Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Earth is the most dynamic planet in our solar system, but the very same geophysical features that make our world so life-giving and life-preserving also make it dangerous. ‘Planet Earth: in ... More
7. Politics of climate change

7. Politics of climate change  

Mark Maslin

in Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

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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 ... More
8. Solutions

8. Solutions  

Mark Maslin

in Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

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‘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 ... More
5. The threat from spaceasteroid and comet impacts

5. The threat from space: asteroid and comet impacts  

Bill McGuire

in Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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‘The Threat from Space’ considers the threat of asteroids and comets colliding with Earth. Potential impacts of Near Earth Asteroids, with almost circular orbits, have been identified, but ... More
1. What is climate change?

1. What is climate change?  

Mark Maslin

in Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

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‘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 ... More

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