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How Much Of Global Warming Is Due To Human Activities How Far Will It Be Possible To Adapt To Changes Of Climate Sir John Houghton S Definitive, Full Colour Guide To Climate Change Answers These Questions And By Providing The Best And Latest Information Available, Including The Latest IPCC Findings The Simple, Logical Flow Of Ideas Gives An Invaluable Grounding In The Science, As Well As The Physical And Human Impacts Of Climate Change, For Undergraduate Students Across A Wide Range Of Disciplines Accessible To Both Scientists And Non Scientists, The Text Avoids Mathematical Equations And Includes Technical Material In Boxes, While Simple Figures Help Students To Understand The Conclusions The Science Leads To Without Being Overwhelmed By Vast Amounts Of Data Questions For Students To Consider And Test Their Understanding Are Included In Each Chapter, Along With Carefully Selected Further Reading To Expand Their Knowledge Great book Clear and concise, easy to read. Amazingly Houghton doesn t even acknowledge the rapidly shrinking area of summer sea ice at the Arctic and its effects on global albedo, nor the enhanced radiative forcing this is ALREADY causing approx 0.21W m2 The warming effect of the diminishing summer ice area since 1979 is massive similar in magnitude to the forcing from all anthropogenic nitrous oxide the third most significant greenhouse gas emitted in the last 50 years Perhaps the latest data on changes in Arctic albedo wasn t accessible to Houghton at the time of going to press but dramatic reductions in Arctic summer sea ice area have been happening since 2007 and as a leading climate scientist Houghton should have been very aware of this Essentially this is a rehashed version of the 2004 edition.At best this is an introductory level text on global warming, suitable perhaps for GCSE Environmental Science However, my overall feeling is that it s too far behind the current state of knowledge even for that.For an up to date assessment of changes in Arctic albedo see Pistone et al, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2014. I give this book five stars because Dr Houghton provided a very thoroughgoing description of the scientific status of global warming together with a convincing series of very rational and complete rebuttals to all the arguments used by climate change deniers It is quite readable even though it contains fairly complex science, which is explained in a very understandable way. good I really wanted to like this book It contains a large amount of useful information, and some really good graphs But it s all bound up with a lot of extremely boring discussion about climate conventions and other things that probably will not matter that much in the end There are also dozens of predictions and projections I wouldn t give a thin dime for the lot of them Changes in the energy system are going to be happening much faster than most of these pundits ever thought possible Indeed, it s already started.The book is also slickly produced, but poorly edited terrajoules GMAB Another hint to the author and editors Commas are not a scarce resource And for the sections with sans serif fonts, did you really have to use Lucida Nauseating. As described, fast shipping. Fast delivery, good quality book.