The Climate Change Debate: A Reference Handbook covers the topic of climate change from the earliest days of planet Earth to the present day.
Chapters One and Two provide a historical background of climate change and a review of current problems, controversies, and solutions. The remainder of the book consists of chapters that aid readers in continuing their own research on the topic, such as an extended annotated bibliography, chronology, glossary, noteworthy individuals and organizations in the field, and important data and documents.
The variety of resources provided, such as further reading, perspective essays about climate change, a historical timeline, and useful terms in the climate change discourse, differentiates this book from others in the field. The book is intended for readers of high school through the community college level, along with adult readers who may be interested in the topic.
- Provides readers with the basic factual information needed to understand climate change
- Outlines issues in the field of climate change about which there are differences of opinion among authorities in the field
- Offers suggestions for ways in which the effects of climate change on the environment and human society can be ameliorated
- Rounds out the author’s expertise in perspective essays, giving readers a diversity of viewpoints on the topic