1. Auflage 2019,
146 Seiten, Gebunden, Book, Format (B × H): 157 mm x 243 mm, Gewicht: 380 g
Reihe: Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Verlag: Springer, Berlin
Srivastav The Science and Impact of Climate Change
Beginning in the second half of the twentieth century, the impacts of climate change have been the worst nightmare to hit humanity so fiercely, causing loss of human life and irreparable destruction to natural and man-made infrastructure in many parts of the world. The difference between climate change now and in the past is that of sudden and disproportionate disruption of the natural energy dynamics by the changing consumption patterns of billions of human beings who, in their quest for economic superiority, have polluted the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The picture that emerges from the exhaustive analysis of international data drawn from the most reliable sources indicates that we have possibly gained access to the gateway of extinction and it is time that we take corrective steps immediately.
The book’s chapters not only provide an overview of climate change science but also include detailed discussion on current research. This unique analytical text is suitable for conservation environmentalists, researchers, and academicians working in the field, along with policy makers, research and training institutes, and nongovernment organizations.
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Chapter 1 - Earth in Reverse GearThe Observed Changes Chronic droughts Receding glaciers Acidification of oceans Habitats destroyed and species driven out of the planet Chapter 2- A Glimpse of Natural Climatic History The ongoing climate change Solar Irradiance and Earth's Climate Radiative Forcing The terra incognita of Climate Change Chapter 3- Understanding the warming process The Green House Gases and their Effect The Carbon Factor Properties of Carbon dioxide Carbon in the Terrestrial System The Soil Carbon Man Made Carbon Sources Energy Intensive Cement Production Industry Sources of carbon dioxide emission in cement manufacturing Carbon dioxide in the Ocean Biological Calcification The Janus faced-Nitrogen Processes responsible for nitrogen flow through the biosphere, atmosphere, and geosphere Major anthropogenic sources of inorganic nitrogen in aquatic ecosystems Chapter 4- Nature's Reaction to Anthropogenic Activities Increased Vulnerability to Natural/Man Made Disasters Population and Extreme Weather Nexus Human species is under serious threat Water distresses Risk to Marine Ecosystem and Corals Changing temperatures and forests Rising Seas Droughts and Fire Chapter 5-Reducing Carbon Growth Can we postpone 'Energy Apocalypse'? The Future The Solar Energy The Wind Energy The Hydro/Geothermal Energy Energy for Batteries (Lithium: the new gasoline) The Biomass Energy The Biogas Energy The Hydrogen Energy Energy from Waste On Way out Coal The Hydrocarbons The Debate on Nuclear Energy Environmental Effects of Nuclear Power Plants and Explosion Innovations Paradigm shift is inevitable Bottlenecks to sustainability Back to Basics