Climate Change

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The latest scientific knowledge brought together by CSIRO on a series of climate change topics.

Climate change is the greatest ecological, economic, and social challenge of our time. + Full description

Climate change research over many years shows links between human activities and global and ocean warming, changes in rain and wind patterns, and reductions in Arctic sea ice.

Climate change adaptation involves taking action to adapt to climate change and to plan and prepare for the risk of future change.

Climate change mitigation refers to actions that aim to limit greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, either by reducing emissions or by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide stored in natural sinks.

Drawing on peer-reviewed literature contributed to by thousands of researchers, Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia provides the latest scientific knowledge on a series of climate change topics relevant to Australia and the world.

To learn more about the background of this project visit the CSIRO Climate Change book information page or go to the Media Release.

This eBook is available as a complete PDF (13MB), PDF chapters or an EPUB file(10MB). EPUB is a reflowable format suited to mobile devices, and can be used in Adobe Digital Editions.

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Climate change is the greatest ecological, economic, and social challenge of our time.

Drawing on peer-reviewed literature contributed to by thousands of researchers, Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia provides the latest scientific knowledge on a series of climate change topics relevant to Australia and the world.

To learn more about the background of this project visit the CSIRO Climate Change book information page or go to the Media Release.

This eBook is available as a complete PDF (13MB), PDF chapters or an EPUB file(10MB). EPUB is a reflowable format suited to mobile devices, and can be used in Adobe Digital Editions.

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PDF | April 2011 |
ISBN: 9780643103269 | 168 pages
Publisher: CSIRO


ePUB | April 2011
ISBN: 9780643103276
Publisher: CSIRO
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Features

  • Draws on the latest peer-reviewed literature contributed to by thousands of researchers in Australia and internationally, and provides a synthesis of CSIRO’s long history of publicly funded research over several decades.

  • highlights the importance of climate change as a matter of significant environmental concern in Australia, and provides the latest information on international climate change science and responses.

  • Aims to underpin decisions that need to be made in business, in government, and in general to respond to the challenges of climate change.

Contents

Foreword
List of authors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapter 1. Observations of global and Australian climate
Chapter 2. Climate and greenhouse gases
Chapter 3. Future Australian climate scenarios
Chapter 4. Climate change impacts
Chapter 5. Adaptation: reducing risk, gaining opportunity
Chapter 6. Adapting to heatwaves and coastal flooding
Chapter 7. Adapting agriculture to climate change
Chapter 8. Greenhouse gas mitigation: sources and sinks in agriculture and forestry
Chapter 9. Mitigation strategies for energy and transport
Chapter 10. Reducing energy demand: the imperative for behavioural change
Chapter 11. Responding to a changing climate
Endnotes
Index

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