Guide to the Science of Climate Change in the Twenty-First Century
by David H. Manz, Ph.D., P. Eng., AOE, FCAE, 2021.
It is my wish that the Guide provides an introduction to the science of global warming and climate change that can be understood by anyone with an interest. It was inspired by my experiences as an instructor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Continuing Education where I taught the subject since 2007, the same year the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published the Fourth Assessment Report.
The Guide was completely written on December 12, 2020 the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement. It has been under continuous revision to include the most recent relevant information. It was completely updated after the IPCC published AR6 WGI Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis on August 9, 2021. Since then AR6 WGII Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability and AR6 WGIII Climate Change 2022: Mitigation have been published.
All references (except for a few very good books) are available in web sites published on the internet free of charge. Only web sites sponsored by reputable organizations are used.
The Guide is organized into a Front Matter (includes two Prefaces), and 26 Chapters. Each of the elements can be downloaded independently.
Note that there is an 'Update Log' provided after the Chapter downloads where the history of the editing is briefly described.
The last updates were made: April 23 2022.
See short essay: 'Earth is a Place for Life".
This essay reflects my personal view of how special our planet is and how wonderful it is to be alive on it. Humans must take responsibility for taking care of Earth and all life on it. We are able to do this. This is our opportunity to be contributors. As far as we know "Life is a once in a lifetime experience". We should make the most of it.
Interpretation of outcomes provided by Carbon Brief (https://www.carbonbrief.org/) may be found at: https://www.carbonbrief.org/cop26-key-outcomes-agreed-at-the-un-climate-talks-in-glasgow?utm_campaign=Cropped&utm_content=20211117&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20Land