The greenhouse effect: Reality, consequences and solutions

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René Ducroux, Philippe Jean-Baptiste, Patrice Drevet (Foreword), Jean Jouzel (Foreword)
CNRS, 2004

The greenhouse effect: Reality, consequences and solutions

Summary :
The greenhouse effect poses one of the major problems of our century. The climatic consequences begin to be felt (droughts, floods, extreme weather like heat wave of summer 2003 in Europe) and concerned not only climate experts but most policymakers are convinced of the need to take corrective measures. But what is the greenhouse effect? Are the predictions of climate change reliable? We teach the study of past climates? Hence greenhouse gases come from? What are the consequences of climate change in the world but also in France? Can we reverse the current trend? What are the different technological solutions and main lines of research in the fight against the greenhouse effect? How much will it cost ? Governments have started to become aware of the problem. In January 2000, France has defined a program to fight against climate change. What about today ? Following the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, the United Nations established a Framework Convention on Climate Change, which culminated in the famous Kyoto Protocol. After the withdrawal of the United States, where are we in the implementation of this protocol? limiting greenhouse gas goals will they be achieved? So many questions that this book attempts to answer by considering the problem of the greenhouse effect as a whole. He participates in the necessary awareness of the role of human activities on climate and opens avenues to explore for the greenhouse effect can be stabilized day.


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