Global Environmental Change

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R E Hester, R M Harrison
Royal Society of Chemistry, 2007 M10 31 - 212 pages
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Few people today are unaware of the far-reaching effects of global environmental change, and it is now generally accepted that human activities are the root cause of the changes in climate. Global Environmental Change provides a balanced overview of the problems associated with global warming. Commencing with a chapter on the evidence for global warming presented by Sir John Houghton, the book then goes on to discuss the many problems associated with air pollution. Subsequent chapters cover rising sea levels, the effect of climate change on human health and the role of environmental performance in industry. This readable and factually detailed book will have wide appeal but will be of particular interest to environmental scientists, industrial managers, policy-makers and students.

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An Overview of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC and Its Process of Science Assessment
A Perspective on Global Air Pollution Problems
Influence of Climate Variability and Change on the Structure Dynamics and Exploitation of Marine Ecosystems
Rising Sea Levels Potential Impacts and Responses
Climate Change Global Food Supply and Risk of Hunger
Global Environmental Changes and Human Health
Corporate Environmental Performance
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Ronald E Hester is at the University of York, UK Roy M Harrison OBE is at the University of Birmingham, UK

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