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Michael H. Glantz and Qian Ye

Usable Thoughts

Usable Thoughts

Usable Thoughts
Michael H. Glantz and Qian Ye

ISBN: 978-92-808-1186-5
270 pages; paper; US$10.00
December 2009

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Short quotations are often used to stimulate thought and evoke discussion. The intention of this book is no less ambitious. Drawing upon a series of quotations taken from the World Meteorological Organization-sponsored publication, Climate: Into the 21st Century, the authors set out to encourage thought and discussion on the earth’s climate system, including its interrelatedness to human society and the environment, the impact of climate variability, and climate extremes and change.

Michael H. Glantz is Director of the Consortium for Capacity Building in the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado. Qian Ye is a Research Scientist in the Consortium for Capacity Building at the University of Colorado, and a Research Associate at Beijing Normal University, China.

Table of contents


Our Perceptions of Climate

The Climate System

Impacts of a Varying Climate

Climate for a Better Society

The Century Ahead

Concluding Thoughts

Selected Reading


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