A Global Warming Forum: Scientific, Economic, and Legal Overview provides an integrated, thematic approach to major critical aspects of the problem presented by global warming. Scientific issues; economics; natural resource management concerns; and legal, educational, and policy considerations are discussed within the context of arriving at solutions to global warming problems. Data and information is derived from diverse geographic locations, especially in the case history chapters requiring the use of integrated interdisciplinary methods. Graphs and tables are used extensively throughout the text to illustrate key concepts.
A Global Warming Forum: Scientific, Economic, and Legal Overview is an excellent survey for researchers in all areas of geoscience and climate assessment, including geochemistry, oceanography, climatology, and resource management.
Table of Contents
Role of Geophysical and Geoengineering Methods to Solve Problems Related to Global Climatic Change: Radiative, Hydrological and Dynamic Interaction in the Air Space System (D. Yang and W. Yang). The Measurements of Atmospheric Aerosols and Condensation Nuclei and the Potential Role of These Particles in Cloud Formation and Transfer of Radiative Energy (J. Podzimek). What do Data Analyses Tell Us about the Variability of Global Temperature? (A.A. Tsonis and J.B. Elsner) Space-Based Geoengineering Options for Dealing with Global Change (L.M. Jenkins). Results of Analyses of a Lunar-Based Power System to Supply Earth with 30,000 GW of Electric Power (D.R. Criswell and R.D. Waldron). Role of Oceanographic and Geochemical Methods to Provide Evidence for Global Climatic Change: Climate and the Marine Record: Scientific Results of the Ocean Drilling Program (P.D. Rabinowitz and J.G. Baldauf). The Climate Continuum: An Overview of Global Warming and Cooling Throughout the History of Planet Earth (A.D. Socci). Anthropogenic Fossil Carbon Sources of Atmospheric Methane (T.R. Barber and W.M. Sackett). Elevated Sea Surface Temperatures Correlate with Caribbean Coral Reef Bleaching (T.J. Goreau, R.L. Hayes, J.W. Clark, D.J. Basta, and C.N. Robertson). Geochemical Methods to Evaluate Methane Concentrations in Soils and Sediments (R.C. Pflaum). Possible Reduction of Atmospheric CO2 by Iron Fertilization in the Antarctic Ocean (T.-H. Peng). Land-Water Interactions and Climate Change (P. Firth). Global Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Production Including Need for Additional Information: Climate History During the Recent Greenhouse Enhancement (P.J. Michaels and R.C. Balling, Jr.). Environmental and Economic Benefits of Natural Gas Use for Pollution Control (P.R. Dey, E.E. Berkau, and K.B. Schnelle). Methane Emissions to the Global Atmosphere from Coal Mining (R.C. Harriss, T. Bensel, and D. Blaha). What to Do About Greenhouse Warming: Look Before You Leap (S.F. Singer, R. Revelle,and C. Starr). Atmospheric Trace Gases: Sources, Sinks, and Role in Global Change (M.A.K. Khalil). Natural Resource Management needed to Provide Long Term Global Energy and Agricultural Uses: Some Considerations in Applying GIS Technology to the Global Warming Problem (L.K. Smith). Global Warming and Agriculture: A Survey of Economic Anlyses and Preliminary Assessments (H. Onal). Greenhouse Gases and Agriculture (R.B. Jackson, IV). Global Warming and the Water Resources of Sahel (Lake Chad) Region (S.A. Isiorho). Satellite Monitoring of Desert Expansion (H.E. Dregne and C.J. Tucker). The Use of Biofuels to Mitigate Global Warming (M.D. Ackerson, E.C. Clausen, and J.L. Gaddy). Prospects of Agriculture in a Carbon Dioxide Enriched Environment (N.C. Bhattacharya). Legal, Policy, and Education Considerations Required to Properly Evaluate Global Warming Proposals: Beyond Vienna and Montreal-A Global Framework Convention on Greenhouse Gases (D.A. Wirth and D.A. Lashof). The Developing Law of the Atmosphere: Toward a 1992 Rio de Janeiro Convention on Global Environmental Change (J. Lancaster). Global Warming: The Energy Policy Challenge (C. Flavin and N. Lenssen). Japan and the Global Environment (A.S. Miller and C. Moore). Regulatory Aspects of Acid Rain (P.R. Dey, E.E. Berkau, and K.B. Schnelle). A Strategy for Global Environmental Education at the University (S.T. Hussain and R.L. Hayes).