Astronomy and the Climate Crisis

Author: Antony Cooke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461446082
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Climate change is acknowledged as being one of the most important areas of research today. Increasing global temperatures will impact all of us to a greater or lesser extent. From the point of view of research it is an enormously important and complex subject. However, little attention is paid to its relationship to astronomy, the sun in particular but not exclusively. Though directed at an astronomically inclined readership, and providing some less well-known astronomically related information, studies and concepts, this book will also appeal to a broader public, who need to understand the subject of climate change and learn of all the various theories and possible solutions.

The Birth of Time

Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300089141
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Recent breakthroughs in measuring the age of the universe with the Hubble Space Telescope are the subject of this book, written by a science writer who was a research astronomer involved in the discoveries. Illustrations.

Weird Weather

Author: David A. J. Seargent
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461430704
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This book is, in a sense, a sequel to David Seargent's first Springer book Weird Astronomy (2010). Whereas Weird Astronomy extended over a broad range of purely astronomical topics, the present work concentrates on phenomena closer to home; the atmospheric and "shallow space" events as opposed to deep space events. The line between astronomy and meteorology is blurred - a fact that is discussed in Weird Weather. It is not primarily a book of "wonders" or of the unexplained, although some of the topics covered remain mysteries. It is primarily directed toward those who are fascinated by climate and weather, and who are open-minded when considering Earth's climate, what drives it, and what are the causes of climate change. The author, David A. J. Seargent, presents the facts with a balanced and scientific approach. Weird Weather: Tales of Astronomical and Atmospheric Anomalies is about strange, unusual, and apparently inexplicable observations of the air and sky. Primarily these are in the Earth's atmosphere, but there are corresponding phenomena in the atmospheres of other planets of the Solar System - lightning on Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, whirlwinds and dust storms of Mars, and auroras on Jupiter. Topics include anomalous lights, anomalous sounds, spectacular effects of cloud illumination by the Sun or Moon, lightning phenomena, electrophonic sounds of lightning, aurora and meteors, tornado and whirlwind phenomena on Earth and Mars, usual atmospheric effects, mirages, and the possible astronomical influences on cloud and climate.

Climate Change Science A Modern Synthesis

Author: G. Thomas Farmer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400757573
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An introduction to the principles of climate change science with an emphasis on the empirical evidence for climate change and a warming world. Additional readings are given at the end of each chapter. A list of "Things to Know" opens each chapter. Chapters are arranged so that the student is first introduced to the scientific method(s), examples of the use of the scientific method from other sciences drawn from the history of science with an emphasis on climate science. Climate science is treated in each chapter based on the premise of global warming. Chapter treatments on the atmosphere. biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and anthroposphere and their inter-relationships are given.

Global Climate Change and the Shipping Industry

Author: Andrew G. Spyrou
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450244169
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Environmentalists want industrialized nations to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases that warm the atmosphere. For more than twenty years, however, their pleas have been mostly ignored. Naval architects and ship designers can play a critical role in reducing greenhouse gases by designing effi cient ships that are safe and environment friendly. New innovations would enhance fuel effi ciency and encourage other industries to adopt new ways of thinking. Ship designers are already working to develop a ship that is safe, effi cient and ecologically friendly. Discover why these efforts are so important, and also learn the following: • Ways a realistic and practical carbon dioxide index for ships can be established • How much pollution commercial ships cause • How safety concerns and other variables affect ship design • What new designs could mean for the environment There is a great deal of uncertainty about why climates are changing, but this does not mean theories revolving around global warming are wrong. Discover new approaches to solve the problem, and take steps to understand the stakes involved with Global Climate Change and the Shipping Industry.

Foundations of Astronomy

Author: Michael A. Seeds
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305562399
Format: PDF
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Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, Thirteenth Edition, emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? In addition to exploring the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting field of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, providing both factual information and a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

New Trends in Astronomy Teaching

Author: L. Gouguenheim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521623735
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A stimulating review of new trends in astronomy teaching - by experts in teaching astronomy at all levels, from around the world.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
Format: PDF
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Why We Argue About Climate Change

Author: Eric Knight
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 1922231061
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A new perspective on a diabolical problem. Climate change, one of the most polarising issues of our time, has reached a political deadlock in the battle of sceptics and believers. But it doesn't have to be that way. In Why We Argue about Climate Change, Eric Knight unpicks the misconceptions that keep us arguing about, and stop us seeing, the nature of the problem – and its solutions. Why can't we learn anything about climate change from snowdrifts or scorching hot days? And whom should we listen to – scientists or politicians – to find answers? With optimism and clarity, Knight cuts through the distractions that surround the debate, arguing that wasteful consumption is nothing more than a red herring, while we have much to learn from China's frugal innovations in clean technology. As politicians and commentators continue to squabble, Why We Argue about Climate Change is essential reading for those who want to solve the puzzle of climate change rather than argue about the weather. This short book draws on, expands and updates chapters from Eric Knight's Reframe.