The Complete Guide to Climate Change by Brian Dawson

By Brian Dawson

For an individual attempting to separate the actual fact from the fiction, The whole consultant to weather switch is an crucial source. Taking you thru the A to Z of the major medical, geographical and socio-political matters taken with the research of our environment and the results of mankind’s impact upon it, issues lined include:

Environmental technological know-how – the Carbon Cycle and the "Greenhouse Gases"

The affects of weather swap on existence, land and sea

Mitigation suggestions from carbon seize to carbon taxes

The Kyoto Protocol and UNFCC

Renewable gasoline assets, from wind to sun power

Including courses to the most recent medical and governmental considering on weather swap, this ebook will let you know all you must learn about probably the largest factor dealing with mankind today.

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For decision makers to formulate an effective global action plan, it is essential that they have accurate information on the major greenhouse gas emission sources, the underlying emission drivers, and likely future trends. Emissions data reliability Global emissions data are predominantly derived by aggregating national greenhouse gas inventories and are subject to some uncertainty. For most developed countries, emissions data are reasonably accurate and up-to-date, but this is not the case for many developing countries where emissions data can be less reliable and often quite dated (the data for many countries are often 5 or more years old).

Most crop-based biofuels are subject to variations in global food prices, particularly corn, wheat, and sugar, and food price increases may divert biofuel feedstocks to other markets, possibly resulting in fluctuating supplies and prices. Biofuels provide less energy per liter of fuel (in the case of bioethanol) which, in combination with other negative public perceptions, may slow uptake. They provide, with current production methods, only modest greenhouse gas mitigation benefits relative to fossil fuels and, in some cases (depending on how and where they are produced) may result in a net increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

Flanner et al. 2007 Hansen and Nazarenko 2003 19 ANTHROPOGENI C GREENHOUSE G A S E MI S S I O N S 11 IPCC 2007 12 Wielicki et al. 2005 Further reading IPCC 2007. ANTHROPOGENIC GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS Greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere as a result of human activities are termed anthropogenic (human created) greenhouse gas emissions. 5 These two factors have led to a substantial rise in emissions from fossil fuel consumption (the world’s main source of primary energy) and, to a lesser extent, landuse change (primarily deforestation).

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