An accessible introduction to climate change that outlines key scientific, ecomic, and political issues, reviews how the global community has addressed the issue to date, and discusses the options being explored for further action. * Numerous primary source documents including excerpts from important early scientific articles on climate change, global climate treaties, the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment reports, and statements from academics, businesses, religious groups, and more * A rich variety of graphics help readers understand current and expected impacts of climate change, as well as the latest data and ideas from the scientific community on the subject of global climate change
David L. Downie, PhD, is director of environmental studies at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. His published works include Global Environmental Politics, 4th Edition and The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy. Kate Brash is assistant director of the Global Roundtable on Climate Change at Columbia University, New York, NY. Catherine Vaughan is the program coordinator at the Global Roundtable on Climate Change at Columbia University, New York, NY.