States Academic Press
Environmental Science - Climate and Weather
Climate change is defined as a global phenomenon of changing weather patterns created predominantly by burning of fossil fuels for anthropogenic activities. Upon burning, these fuels release greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and oxides of sulfur. These gases exhibit a heat trapping behavior which increases the average temperature of the Earth. This elevation in temperature is also called global warming. It is primarily responsible for rising sea levels, heat waves, hurricanes, droughts, ocean acidification and changing precipitation patterns. Efforts to combat climate change involve use of renewable energy, afforestation, establishing carbon sinks and reduction in carbon footprint. This book includes some of the vital pieces of work being conducted across the world, on various topics related to climate change. From theories to research to practical applications, case studies related to all contemporary topics of relevance to this field have been included in it. This book is a vital tool for all researching or studying climate change as it gives incredible insights into emerging trends and concepts.