Earth 2020

An Insider's Guide to a Rapidly Changing Planet

by Philippe Tortell

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Book Description

Fifty years have passed since the first Earth Day, on 22 April 1970. This accessible, incisive and timely collection of essays brings together a diverse set of expert voices to examine how the Earth's environment has changed over this past half century, and what lies in store for our planet over the coming fifty years.

Earth 2020: An Insider's Guide to a Rapidly Changing Planet responds to a public increasingly concerned about the deterioration of Earth's natural systems, offering readers a wealth of perspectives on our shared ecological past, and on the future trajectory of planet Earth.

Written by world-leading thinkers on the front-lines of global change research and policy, this multi-disciplinary collection maintains a dual focus: some essays investigate specific facets of the physical Earth system, while others explore the social, legal and political dimensions shaping the human environmental footprint. In doing so, the essays collectively highlight the urgent need for collaboration across diverse domains of expertise in addressing one of the most significant challenges facing us today.

Earth 2020 is essential reading for everyone seeking a deeper understanding of the past, present and future of our planet, and the role of humanity in shaping this trajectory.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Earth 2020 ebook for free in PDF format (15.3 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction
 
Chapter 2
Earth Sounds
 
Chapter 3
Impatient Earth
 
Chapter 4
Climate 1970-2020
 
Chapter 5
Politics and Law
 
Chapter 6
Carbon
 
Chapter 7
Everyday Biodiversity
 
Chapter 8
Energy
 
Chapter 9
Forests
 
Chapter 10
Environmental Economics
 
Chapter 11
Air
 
Chapter 12
Geoengineering
 
Chapter 13
Ice
 
Chapter 14
Imaging Earth
 
Chapter 15
Mother Earth
 
Chapter 16
Sea Level Rise, 1970-2070: A View from the Future
 
Chapter 17
Climate Negotiation
 
Chapter 18
Weather
 
Chapter 19
Knowing Earth
 
Chapter 20
Fish
 
Chapter 21
The Global Chemical Experiment
 
Chapter 22
Land
 
Chapter 23
Oceans 2020
 
Chapter 24
Earth and Plastic
 
Chapter 25
Fresh Water
 
Chapter 26
Media
 
Chapter 27
Space Junk
 
Chapter 28
Saving the Boat
 

Book Details

Publisher
Open Book Publishers
Published
2020
Pages
290
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781783748457
ISBN10
1783748451
ISBN13 Digital
9781783748471
ISBN10 Digital
1783748478
PDF Size
15.3 MB
License
CC BY

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