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Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..
Climate and Climate Change by
Publication Date: 2011-01-15
As a fixture in recent headlines, the Earths climate has commanded much attention. While environmental and atmospheric conditions in large part determine the climate of a region, the impact of human activity has increasingly become a significant factor as well. This is especially true concerning significant climate changes, commonly known as global warming. New technologies and an ever-expanding population have contributed to worldwide climate shifts in ways that are harmful to the planet. The factors affecting climate, the various climate classification systems, and international responses to global warming are all carefully considered in this volume.
A Short Introduction to Climate Change by
Publication Date: 2012-10-12
A Short Introduction to Climate Change provides a clear, balanced and well documented account of one of the most important issues of our time. It covers developments in climate science over the past 250 years and shows that recent climate change is more than the result of natural variability. It explains the difference between weather and climate by examining changes in temperature, rainfall, Arctic ice and ocean currents. It also considers the consequences of our use of fossil fuels and discusses some of the ways to reduce further global warming. Tony Eggleton dispenses with scientific jargon to provide a reader-friendly explanation of the science of climate change. Concise but comprehensive, and richly illustrated with a wealth of full-colour figures and photographs, A Short Introduction to Climate Change is essential reading for anyone who has an interest in climate science and in the future of our planet.
Thre Weather Makers by
Call Number: NFS 551.6 FLA
Publication Date: 2005
This program establishes the vital importance of the greenhouse effect for life on Earth and then presents a balanced argument to assess whether or not anthropogenic climate change (often mistakenly called global warming) is in fact taking place. Arguments are presented on both sides of the debate and illustrations given from both MEDCs and LEDCs. Examples of mitigation of ACC are given at a variety of scales ranging from international agreements to individual action.
Scientific evidence clearly shows that global temperatures are rising, and weather patterns are changing. Evidence is also clear that climatic changes - including extreme changes - have been present on our planet for millions of years. While this scientific evidence is widely accepted, some are skeptical about the degree of human responsibility for our changing climate, arguing that there is no need to change our energy use to the detriment of the economy - because the climate change we are currently experiencing is a natural phenomenon, not a human-caused phenomenon. This program poses questions for debate and discussion in the classroom surrounding climate change. It presents expert opinions, statistics and historical references presenting two sides of the story, and ultimately asks us, how worried should we be?
Segment from Today Tonight looking at climate change and the Port Macquarie town of Hastings.
Heat waves and cyclones; droughts ravaging farmland; rising seas swamping beach havens; forests drying up and species dying out; the Barrier Reef and Kakadu, icons of nature, doomed. This is Australias future if nothing is done to tackle global warming, scientists warn - though exactly what will happen, and how soon, remain uncertain.The biggest single source of global greenhouse gas emissions is the burning of coal to produce electricity and Australia is the worlds biggest coal exporter. The best way for Australia to help, the Howard Government believes, is to invest in the search for technologies that will drastically reduce the emissions that come from burning coal. 1. Global warming 2. Greenhouse effect--Australia 3. Coal--Combustion--Environmental aspects 4. Carbon taxes--Australia 5. SCVID 6. GEOVID
The Australian CFC Management Strategy (ACMS) has been developed to report on Australia’s efforts to date in managing CFCs and to provide an ongoing framework for the responsible management and use of CFCs in Australia.
Australian Government- Department of Environment
The Paris Agreement is a powerful symbol of countries’ commitment to a low-carbon, climate resilient future. On 10 November 2016, Australia ratified the Paris Agreement and the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, reinforcing our commitment to action on climate change.
Climate Change in Australia
The Earth’s temperature has fluctuated naturally over hundreds of millions of years. These past changes can help us understand the relationship between temperature, greenhouse gases and other climate drivers today.