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Editor: Salem Press
December 2016 · 3 volumes
1,500 pages · 8"x10"
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Encyclopedia of Climate Change
Complete, authoritative coverage of the science, policy, and social issues surrounding global warming and climate change.
This new edition of The Encyclopedia of Climate Change provides comprehensive coverage of global warming and climate change, including scientific descriptions and explanations of all factors, from carbon dioxide to sunspots, that might contribute to climate change.
Previously published as the Encyclopedia of Global Warming in 2010, this new edition, now titled the Encyclopedia of Climate Change brings the conversation up-to-date with a full update of existing material and over 100 new entries. New content includes detailed information from the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, Greenpeace Activists, the Politics of Global Warming, Environmental Politics, Negotiations on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and The Standing March, to name a few.
This encyclopedia is designed to provide students at the high school and undergraduate levels with a convenient source of information on the fundamental science and sociopolitical issues, including the debates and controversies, surrounding climate change. The study of climate change involves not only scientists but also politicians, policy makers, businesses, government and nongovernment agencies, and the general public. A student attempting to understand both the environmental science and social issues and controversies will encounter not just scientific terms and concepts but information on sociopolitical organizations, social concepts and controversies, persons of repute within the field, countries of interest in the climate debate, and laws and treaties surrounding current information on climate change.
This enclyclopedia emphasizes accessability with a glossary of key terms, abbreviations, and acronyms, a mediagraphy of websites for relevant organizations, and a conversion table for each volume. Additionally, each of the 551 essays is classified by type and category. Types utilized in this set include Term, Overview, Organization, Biographical, Top-Twenty Emmitter, and Law and Treaty essays. These different entries detail, respectively, specific terminologies, scientific, political, or social phenomena, relevant organizations, persons of interest, the nations topping greenhouse gas emmissions, and information regarding climate change policy. Some of the categories within the encyclopedia include:
- Popular Culture and Society
- Fossil Fuels
- Water Resources
- Arctic & Antarctic
- Human Rights & Social Justice
- And Many, Many More!