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Facing Up to Global Warming [electronic resource] : What is Going on and How You Can Make a Difference? / by N.F. Gray.

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dc.contributor.author Gray, N.F. author.
dc.contributor.author SpringerLink (Online service)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-01T04:42:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-01T04:42:48Z
dc.date.created 2015.
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.isbn 9783319201467
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.conacyt.gov.py/xmlui/handle/123456789/14355
dc.description XIV, 406 p. 183 illus., 155 illus. in color.
dc.description.abstract 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.
dc.description.tableofcontents Part I: The Concept of Living Sustainably -- Defining the Problem -- What is Sustainability? -- The Concept of Resources -- Part II: Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming -- Global Warming and CO2 -- Measuring and Offsetting CO2 Emissions -- The Real Cost of Carbon -- Ecological Footprint -- Part II: Our Use of Resources -- Energy - Green or Otherwise -- Travelling Here, There, Everywhere -- Having Enough to Eat -- Where Does Water Fit In -- Waste Not Want Not -- Part IV: Responding to the Impact of Global Warming -- Planet Health -- Your Health and Wellbeing -- In Your Hands.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2015.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Springer eBooks
dc.relation.uri http://cicco.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20146-7
dc.subject Environment.
dc.subject Renewable energy resources.
dc.subject Environmental management.
dc.subject Renewable energy sources.
dc.subject Alternate energy sources.
dc.subject Green energy industries.
dc.subject Climate change.
dc.subject Sustainable development.
dc.subject Environment.
dc.subject Sustainable Development.
dc.subject Climate Change.
dc.subject Renewable and Green Energy.
dc.subject Water Policy/Water Governance/Water Management.
dc.subject.ddc 338.927 23
dc.subject.lcc GE195-199
dc.subject.lcc GE196
dc.subject.other Earth and Environmental Science (Springer-11646)
dc.title Facing Up to Global Warming [electronic resource] : What is Going on and How You Can Make a Difference? / by N.F. Gray.
dc.type text
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-319-20146-7
dc.description.edition 1st ed. 2015.
dc.identifier.bib 978-3-319-20146-7
dc.format.rdamedia computer
dc.format.rdacarrier online resource
dc.format.rda text file PDF


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