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Published: 23 October 2014

216 Pages | Approx 30-35 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198719045

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Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction

Third Edition

Mark Maslin

Very Short Introductions

  • Fully updated for 2014 to include the latest scientific findings on climate change
  • Makes sense of how and why climate change is happening
  • Explains why it is so controversial - a combination of scientific, political, social, and environmental issues
  • Looks at the debates and questions surrounding climate change
  • Examines the proposed solutions and the future of our planet
  • Examines the global policies on climate change as well as local solutions
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide

New to this Edition:

  • Previously titled Global Warming: VSI, but now changed to Climate Change: VSI to reflect developments in the terminology over the past decade
  • Includes the most up to date scientific findings from the 2013 IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
  • Explores the impact of the United Nations Copenhagen Climate Change conference, Rio 20+, and political developments around the world
  • Adds the latest science and politics of geoengineering
  • Looks at the latest social science research about why people do or do not accept the science of climate change

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