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Global Warming and CO2

  • N. F. Gray

Abstract

What is the greenhouse effect and do greenhouse gases cause global warming? In this chapter we explore the science behind the processes that are driving global atmospheric carbon dioxide levels relentlessly upwards causing our planet to heat up.

Keywords

Global Warming Methane Hydrate Global Warming Potential Radiative Force Average Global Temperature 
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References and Further Reading

  1. IPCC. (2007). IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. Working Group I Report: The physical science basis. WG1-AR4. Geneva, Switzerland: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Published on behalf of the IPCC by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.Google Scholar
  2. IPCC. (2012). IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, Working Group I: Technical Summary (Revised). Geneva, Switzerland: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Published on behalf of the IPCC by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.Google Scholar
  3. NASA. (2004). Performance and Accountability Report: Part 2 Detailed Performance Data. Retrieved from http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/83172main_PAR2.pdf
  4. National Research Council (NRC). (2002). Abrupt climate change, inevitable surprises. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10136/abrupt-climate-change-inevitable-surprises
  5. The AR5 Working Group I Report. (2013). The physical science basis. Retrieved from http://www.climatechange2013.org/images/uploads/WGIAR5_WGI-12Doc2b_FinalDraft_All.pdf

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. F. Gray
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  1. 1.Centre for the EnvironmentTrinity College, University of DublinDublinIreland

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