Science and the Global Environment

Case Studies for Integrating Science and the Global Environment is designed to help students of the environment and natural resources make the connections between their training in science and math and today’s complex environmental issues. The book provides an opportunity for students to apply important skills, knowledge, and analytical tools to understand, evaluate, and propose solutions to today’s critical environmental issues. The heart of the book includes four major content areas: water resources; the atmosphere and air quality; ecosystem alteration; and global resources and human needs. Each of these sections features in-depth case studies covering a range of issues for each resource, offering rich opportunities to teach how various scientific disciplines help inform the issue at hand. Case studies provide readers with experience in interpreting real data sets and considering alternate explanations for trends shown by the data. This book helps prepare students for careers that require collaboration with stakeholders and co-workers from various disciplines. Includes global case studies using real data sets that allow readers to practice interpreting data and evaluating alternative explanations Focuses on critical skills and knowledge, encouraging readers to apply science and math to real world problems Employs a system-based approach, linking air, water, and land resources to help readers understand that cause-effect may be complex and solutions to environmental problems require multiple perspectives Includes special features such as links to video clips of scientists at work, boxed information, a solutions section at the end of each case study, and practice exercises

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  • Author : Alan McIntosh
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 514 pages
  • ISBN : 0128018089
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Science and the Global Environment

Science and the Global Environment
  • Author : Alan McIntosh,Jennifer Pontius
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 03 September 2016
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Case Studies for Integrating Science and the Global Environment is designed to help students of the environment and natural resources make the connections between their training in science and math and today’s complex environmental issues. The book provides an opportunity for students to apply important skills, knowledge, and analytical tools to understand, evaluate, and propose solutions to today’s critical environmental issues. The heart of the book includes four major content areas: water resources; the atmosphere and air quality;

Global Environmental Change

Global Environmental Change
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Environmental Change and Society,Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 February 1991
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Global environmental change often seems to be the most carefully examined issue of our time. Yet understanding the human side--human causes of and responses to environmental change--has not yet received sustained attention. Global Environmental Change offers a strategy for combining the efforts of natural and social scientists to better understand how our actions influence global change and how global change influences us. The volume is accessible to the nonscientist and provides a wide range of examples and case studies. It

The Postwar Origins of the Global Environment

The Postwar Origins of the Global Environment
  • Author : Perrin Selcer
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 25 September 2018
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In the wake of the Second World War, internationalists identified science as both the cause of and the solution to world crisis. Unless civilization learned to control the unprecedented powers science had unleashed, global catastrophe was imminent. But the internationalists found hope in the idea of world government. In The Postwar Origins of the Global Environment, Perrin Selcer argues that the metaphor of “Spaceship Earth”—the idea of the planet as a single interconnected system—exemplifies this moment, when a

The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis

The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis
  • Author : Clive Hamilton,François Gemenne,Christophe Bonneuil
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 15 May 2015
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The Anthropocene, in which humankind has become a geological force, is a major scientific proposal; but it also means that the conceptions of the natural and social worlds on which sociology, political science, history, law, economics and philosophy rest are called into question. The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis captures some of the radical new thinking prompted by the arrival of the Anthropocene and opens up the social sciences and humanities to the profound meaning of the new geological

Global Environmental Assessments

Global Environmental Assessments
  • Author : Ronald Bruce Mitchell
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 02 July 2022
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A comparative analysis of global environmental assessments shows the importance of policy salience, scientific credibility, and social and political legitimacy in determining the influence of scientific assessments on global environmental policy.

Behind the Curve

Behind the Curve
  • Author : Joshua P. Howe
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release : 21 March 2014
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In 1958, Charles David Keeling began measuring the concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. His project kicked off a half century of research that has expanded our knowledge of climate change. Despite more than fifty years of research, however, our global society has yet to find real solutions to the problem of global warming. Why? In Behind the Curve, Joshua Howe attempts to answer this question. He explores the history of global

Human Footprints on the Global Environment

Human Footprints on the Global Environment
  • Author : Eugene A. Rosa
  • Publisher : Mit Press
  • Release : 02 July 2022
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The chapters, by prominent North American and European authors, offer perspectives on population, consumption, land cover and use, institutional actions, and culture. They discuss such topics as risk, the new Structural Human Ecology approach to analyzing anthropogenic drivers of global environmental change, recent progress in understanding land use change, international environmental regimes, the concept of the commons, and the comparative vulnerability of societies around the world."--pub. desc.

Earthly Politics

Earthly Politics
  • Author : Sheila Jasanoff,Marybeth Martello
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 19 March 2004
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Globalization today is as much a problem for international harmony as it is a necessary condition of living together on our planet. Increasing interconnectedness in ecology, economy, technology, and politics has brought nations and societies into even closer contact, creating acute demands for cooperation. Earthly Politics argues that in the coming decades global governance will have to accommodate differences even as it obliterates distance, and will have to respect many aspects of the local while developing institutions that transcend localism.

Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment

Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment
  • Author : Tony Mayer,Nicholas Steneck
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 02 July 2022
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The World Conferences on Research Integrity provide a forum for an international group of researchers, research administrators from funding agencies and similar bodies. The second such conference, held in Singapore in July 2010. This volume brings together a selection of presentations and key guidelines and statements emerging from the Conference.

Contesting Global Environmental Knowledge, Norms and Governance

Contesting Global Environmental Knowledge, Norms and Governance
  • Author : M. J. Peterson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 08 January 2019
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Through theoretical discussions and case studies, this volume explores how processes of contestation about knowledge, norms, and governance processes shape efforts to promote sustainability through international environmental governance. The epistemic communities literature of the 1990s highlighted the importance of expert consensus on scientific knowledge for problem definition and solution specification in international environmental agreements. This book addresses a gap in this literature – insufficient attention to the multiple forms of contestation that also inform international environmental governance. These forms include within-discipline

Global Environment

Global Environment
  • Author : Elizabeth Kay Berner,Robert A. Berner
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 22 April 2012
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Discusses the major elements of the geochemical cycles and global fluxes found in the atmosphere, land, lakes, rivers, biota, and oceans, as well as the human effects on these fluxes. This book offers presentation of major advances in the study of chemical weathering. It provides global coverage of environmental problems involving water.

Learning to Manage Global Environmental Risks: A comparative history of social responses to climate change, ozone depletion, and acid rain

Learning to Manage Global Environmental Risks: A comparative history of social responses to climate change, ozone depletion, and acid rain
  • Author : Social Learning Group
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 02 July 2022
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This long-awaited two-volume book examines how the interplay of ideas and actions applied to environmental problems has laid the foundations for global environmental management. It looks at how ideas, interests, and institutions affect management practice; how management capabilities in other areas affect the ability to deal with specific environmental issues; and how learning affects society's approach to the global environment.The book focuses on efforts to deal with climate change, ozone depletion, and acid rain from 1957 (The International Geophysical Year)

Social Theory and the Global Environment

Social Theory and the Global Environment
  • Author : Ted Benton,Michael Redclift
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 11 January 2013
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This book marks a watershed in the social sciences. The qualitative, critical perspective of sociology and allied disciplines challenges the technocentric `managerialism' which dominates environmental policy, its discourse and its impact. The authors explore the relationship between social theory and sustainability in an attempt to transend technical rhetoric and embrace a broader understanding of `nature'.