A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions

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FaithWords, Oct 29, 2009 - Religion - 224 pages
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Most Christian lifestyle or environmental books focus on how to live in a sustainable and conservational manner. A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE shows why Christians should be living that way, and the consequences of doing so. Drawing on the two authors' experiences, one as an internationally recognized climate scientist and the other as an evangelical leader of a growing church, this book explains the science underlying global warming, the impact that human activities have on it, and how our Christian faith should play a significant role in guiding our opinions and actions on this important issue.
  

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User Review  - Don - Goodreads

There is so much we could do to diminish carbon dioxide emissions and why not? Read full review

Review: A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions

User Review  - Charles Bame - Goodreads

FINALLY finished it today. It took so long because the first half was so depressing that I couldn't go on for a while. The last third of the book is a bit hopeful and suggests what we can do to help ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
PREFACE
introduction
part one
1
The Changing Arctic
2
No Cooling in Sight
Its Far Too Expensive
EPILOGUE
FURTHER READING
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
SOURCES
Climate Change for Kids
The Kivalina Story
CHAPTER 3 Indicators of Change

3
Unusual Warming
4
The Benefits of Action
part two
5
Figuring in the Flatulence
6
Volcanoes
7
Unequivocal Evidence of HumanCaused Change
8
How Particles Cooled the Earth
part three
9
Dont Trust the Forecast
10
Our Freedom and Gods Sovereignty
11
An Overwhelming Consensus
12
If We Had to Bet
part four
13
Heat Waves and Wildfires
14
A Feast of Water
15
Why Do We Care?
16
Disappearing Islands
17
A Positive Shift for Northern Climes
18
Trapped
part five
19
A FaithBased Response
20
Help Redeem Creation?
21
What If?
22
Change a Bulb
Where to Go for More Help
23
The Earth
CHAPTER 7 The Human Fingerprint
CHAPTER 9 Weather Is Not Climate
CHAPTER 12 A Window to Our Climate Future
Feast or Famine
CHAPTER 15 On Thin Ice
CHAPTER 17 Our Fragile Food Chain
CHAPTER 19 Motivation for Change
CHAPTER 20 No Fear in Life
FIGURES
Americas First Climate Refugees
FIGURE 2Earths Average Temperature Is Rising
350 Years of Records
No Cooling in Sight
Not Due to Local Urban Heat Island Effects
A Look Back in Time
FIGURE 7Northern Hemisphere Temperature from 200 to 2008 AD
FIGURE 8100 Years of Carbon Dioxide Emissions
FIGURE 9Human Sources of Greenhouse Gases
FIGURE 10The Sun Is Not the Cause of Current Climate Change
FIGURE 11Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Atmospheric Levels 1800 to 2005
Reliably Reproducing Human Impact on Climate
Up and Up
An Unnatural High
FIGURE 15Air Bubbles in Ice Preserve Records of Past Climate
More Frequent and Widespread
Stronger Hurricanes
FIGURE 18Hurricane Rita and Warm Ocean Waters
Southeastern Australia in 2009
FIGURE 20Worsening Drought in Central Africa
Glacier National Park in 1913 and 2005
Peruvian Glaciers in 1978 and 2004
Shrinking Summer Sea Ice
Greater and Faster Melting
Up and Up
FIGURE 26Coastal Areas at Risk from Sea Level Rise
An Average of 150000 Per Year
How to Reduce Global Emissions
FIGURE 29The Worlds Fossil Fuel Reserves
HomeGrown Renewables
CONTENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Praise for A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE
Copyright
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Andrew P. Farley is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at Texas Tech University. He received his Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His areas of research are input processing in second language acquisition, the effects of instruction on second language acquisition, lexical access in early bilinguals, and the acquisition of second language morphology. He has taught a variety of courses ranging from beginning Spanish language courses to graduate seminars on applied linguistics and second language acquisition. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters and is the author of Structured Input: Grammar Instruction for the Acquisition Oriented Classroom (2005, McGraw-Hill), a book in the McGraw-Hill Second Language Professional Series.

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