Understanding Climate Change

Understanding Climate Change

A Practical Guide

Frank R. Spellman

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In this thought-provoking title, environmental science expert and professor Frank R. Spellman, PhD, gives a clear-eyed and concise overview of climate change--explaining what is really happening to our planet, why it is happening, and what can be done about it. Emphasizing scientific data and climate change indicators, Spellman gives a sober(but not panicked) assessment of the problems(natural and human-made) we face and looks at possible mitigating factors and solutions. Understanding Climate Change: A Practical Guide is an invaluable resource to the student, policy maker, and others facing this crisis. An extensive glossary demystifies much of the jargon employed in the public arena.



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Frank R. Spellman:
Frank R. Spellman, PhD, is a retired assistant professor of environmental health at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, and the author of more than 136 books covering topics ranging from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to all areas of environmental science and occupational health. Many of his texts are readily available online, and several have been adopted for classroom use at major universities throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Russia; two have been translated into Spanish for South American markets. Dr. Spellman has been cited in more than 550 publications. He serves as a professional expert witness for three law groups and as an incident/accident investigator for the U.S. Department of Justice and a northern Virginia law firm. In addition, he consults on homeland security vulnerability assessments for critical infrastructures including water/wastewater facilities nationwide and conducts pre-Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)/Environmental Protection Agency EPA audits throughout the country. Dr. Spellman lectures on sewage treatment, water treatment, and homeland security and lectures and safety topics throughout the country and teaches water/wastewater operator short courses at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Virginia). He surveyed the drinking water ancient distribution system at Machu Picchu and studied Darwin’s Finches in the Galapagos Islands. In addition, he studied water pollution in Coco, Ecuador. He holds a BA, in public administration, a BS in business management, an MBA, and an MS and PhD in environmental engineering.

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