Broadens your understanding of important issues pertinent to global warming and climate change
Enriches understanding of linking sustainability to tackling global warming especially at the individual level
Maximizes readers insights into meeting global carbon reduction targets and to live more sustainably, as well as dealing with the challenges that lay ahead
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Table of contents (15 chapters)
The Concept of Living Sustainably
Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming
Our Use of Resources
Responding to the Impact of Global Warming
About this book
In this volume, Professor N.F. Gray offers a comprehensive primer on climate change, sustainability, and how the two concepts are related. This book consists of fifteen chapters, each treating a specific aspect of the current global crisis, including scientific background as well as an up to date appraisal of the issue at hand. It covers the reasons behind climate change and the effect it will have on the planet and on the reader directly. Gray also presents readers with the means to assess their own environmental impact and details positive individual and community actions to address global warming.
“Climate change,” “global warming,” and “sustainability” are phrases that almost everyone has heard, whether on the news or around the dinner table. The increasing frequency of major events such as droughts, severe storms, and floods are beginning to make these concepts inescapable, and being fully informed is an absolute necessity for students and indeed for us all.
Nick Gray (PhD, ScD) is a founding member of the Environmental Sciences Unit (1979) at Trinity College Dublin, which was the first center for postgraduate research and training in environmental science and technology in Ireland. He has written a number of books and over 150 research papers and book chapters, and currently serves as the Director of the Trinity Centre for the Environment.
- Climate change
- Global warming
- Resource conservation
- Water resources
- water policy
Authors and Affiliations
Centre for the Environment, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Book Title: Facing Up to Global Warming
Book Subtitle: What is Going on and How You Can Make a Difference?
Authors: N.F. Gray
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-20145-0Published: 02 September 2015
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-36773-6Published: 22 October 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-20146-7Published: 18 August 2015
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIV, 406
Number of Illustrations: 28 b/w illustrations, 155 illustrations in colour
Topics: Sustainability, Environmental Sciences, Renewable Energy, Water