International Encyclopaedia of Global Warming and Climate Change; 2 Volumes
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Book ID : 33315
ISBN-10 : 81-261-3480-1 / 8126134801
ISBN-13 : 978-81-261-3480-9 / 9788126134809
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
548p., 25 cm.
International encyclopaedia of global warming and climate change is very contemporary and focuses on the most serious problem the work is facing today, i.e. global warming, climate change and greenhouse gases. An in depth analysis of enhanced greenhouse effect is done and related issues like sea-level rise are also touched. The process of causation of global warming is outlined in detail, so is the emphasis on major casual factors, such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, chlorofluorocarbons, hydroflurocarbon, perfluorocarbons, sulphur hexafluoride, etc. Both present and future consequences of global warming and climate change are discussed, especially their effects on agriculture, human health, weather system, animals, etc. the relationship between sustainable development and climate change mitigation is also analyzed. Special focus lies on the framework convention on climate change and the Kyoto Protocol. The ongoing international action and capacity building at various levels to mitigate the impacts of climate change are discussed. The much needed cooperation and collaboration among the developed and the developing countries to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases has been reflected upon. The global initiatives undertaken by the intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) towards proper assessment of global warming risks and its consequences on various sectors have been highlighted. An assessment of future prospects of global climate change has been done briefly and possible solutions have been proposed.