Global Warming -The Complete Briefing (4th ed)

John T. Houghton 
Cambridge University Press  April 2009  

Paperback  456 pp  ISBN 9780521709163      £27.00

Hardcover  456 pp  ISBN 9780521882569      £66.00
John Houghton's market-leading textbook is now in full colour and includes the latest IPCC findings, making it the definitive guide to climate change. Written for students across a wide range of disciplines, its simple, logical flow of ideas gives an invaluable grounding in the science and impacts of climate change and highlights the need for action on global warming. Is there evidence for climate changing due to human activities? How do we account for recent extremes of weather and climate? Can global electricity provision and transport ever be carbon free? Written by a leading figure at the forefront of action to confront humanity's most serious environmental problem, this undergraduate textbook comprehensively explores these and other issues, allowing students to think through the problem, assess the data and draw conclusions on the action that should be taken, by governments, by industry and by each and every one of us.

Written by a leading figure at the forefront of action to confront humanity€s most serious environmental problem, it is fully updated with new findings from the Nobel Prize-winning IPCC 2007 report. It outlines action that could be taken by governments, by industry and by individuals, to get students thinking about possible solutions


Introduction to the first edition;
Introduction to the second edition;
Introduction to the third edition;
Introduction to the fourth edition;

1. Global warming and climate change
2. The Greenhouse effect
3. The Greenhouse gases
4. Climates of the past
5. Modelling the climate
6. Climate change for the twenty-first century and beyond
7. The impacts of climate change
8. Why should we be concerned?
9. Weighing the uncertainty
10. Strategy for action to slow and stabilize climate change
11. Energy and transport for the future
12. The Global Village


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