Description : Examines the potential ramifications of long-term climate change on the planet's ecosystems and human society, drawing on scientific research to examine the causes of global warming, the economic and political issues involved, and ways to help prevent orreduce its effects.
Description : California's extraordinary ecological and economic diversity has brought it prosperity, pollution, and overpopulation. These factors and the state's national and international ties make California an essential test case for the impact of global climate change—temperature increases, water shortages, more ultraviolet radiation. The scientists in this forward-looking volume give their best estimates of what the future holds. Beginning with an overview by Joseph Knox, the book discusses the greenhouse effect, the latest climate modeling capabilities, the implications of climate change for water resources, agriculture, biological ecosystems, human behavior, and energy. The warning inherent in a scenario of unchecked population growth and energy use in California applies to residents of the entire planet. The sobering conclusions related here include recommendations for research that will help us all prepare for potential climate change.
Description : Combines ancient Bible prophecies with current events to reveal the signs that serve as a global warning that predicts the end of the world.
Description : This book is needed today! This book is presenting the news media stories about the strange and unusual happenings that are taking place in the skies, on the land, in the waters, and with the weather. This book is needed today! People around the world are frightened and terrified. They are looking for answers and there are no real solutions for the catastrophes presented by the news media. This book is needed today! The scientific community is theorizing that global warming/ climate change is the reason for the unusual events; however, the Bible provides prophetic explanations regarding these events that are taking place and that will continue with greater ferocity. This book is needed today! This book offers opportunity for Believers to become fully grounded in the Word of God. Religious leaders may find this book to be a resource in preparing bible studies. This book increases awareness of events to come and hope for escaping the Old-World Order in preparation for the New World Order that the Bible promises. By reading this book, one will gain a clear understanding of how to make preparation for future events, and gain an understanding of the only hope for the future through the One who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Description : 2012 Global Warning: The destination or the beginning of the apocalypse? Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwelling place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. And very soon after this the ceremonies of people will cease. There are nine signs that great destruction has come and is coming. Like many tribes, the Hopis drew images that have come to pass and images of things to come. Thirteen Baktuns is equal to just over 5,125 years, and in our present age of the jaguar, the fourth age, the Great Cycle runs out on the winter solstice, December 21, 2012, the Mayan end date. The meaning is the death of the sun, the rebirth of a universe, and the Mayan Prophecy of the return of the god Quetzalcoatl: all this is the subject of active debate. This time will also mark a United States change in era where we will elect a new President. Is this the prophecy of the Antichrist? Could it be the end of one time and the beginning of the final stages of centuries of prophecies?
Description : Moving beyond existing approaches that largely deal with the biophysical consequences of climate change realities in Africa, this book explores an alternative perspective that traces climate change as a travelling idea. It focuses on how globally constructed discourses on climate change find their way to the local level in the Bamenda Grassfields of Cameroon, thereby seeking to understand how these discursive practices lead to social transformations, and to new configurations of power. In the translation process from the 'global' to the 'local' level a continuous modification and appropriation of the idea of climate change takes place that finally leads to a concrete implementation of climate change related projects and sensitization campaigns. Hence, it is argued that in this increasingly interconnected and mediated world people in Africa (and elsewhere in the world) do not solely adapt to a changing climate, but also adapt to a changing discourse about the climate. Travelling between traditional rulers and their palaces, to the world of NGOs, journalists and ordinary farmers this study brings the reader on a captivating journey, that reveals how climate change engages in a variety of ways with different lifeworlds, revitalizes local cosmologies, gives birth to a new development paradigm, and moreover how it evokes apocalyptic anxieties and trajectories of blame at the grassroots level.
Description : Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon gives you a full-color photographic introduction to the causes and effects of global warming and climate change. Earth's climate has always varied, but it is now changing more rapidly than at any other time in recent centuries. The climate is very complex, and many factors play important roles in determining how it changes. Why is the climate changing? Could Earth be getting warmer by itself? Are people doing things that make the climate warmer? Supports the Common Core State Standards
Description : "Examines the two sides of the debate related to global warming, discussing issues including what is global warming, climate change and the potential effects on the planet, and whether or not global warning is actually taking place"--Provided by the Publisher.