The science of climate change is a complex subject that balances the physical record and scientific fact with politics, policy, and ethics - and is of particular importance to the geosciences. This thoughtfully crafted new text and accompanying media encourage non-science majors to practice critical thinking, analysis, and discourse about climate change themes. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, acclaimed educator and researcher, David Kitchen, examines not only the physical science, but the social, economic, political, energy, and environmental issues surrounding climate change. His goal: to turn knowledge into action, equipping students with the knowledge and critical skills to make informed decisions, separate facts from fiction, and participate in the public debate.
Part 1 1. So what's up with the weather? 2. The Evidence of Climate Change Part 2 3. Energy and Earth's Climate 4. The Weather Machine Part 3 5. Revealing Ancient Climate 6. Climate History Part 4 7. The Global Impact of Climate Change 8. Politics and People Part 5 9. The Energy Crisis 10. Turning Knowledge Into Action