4. Global Warming

  1. Daniel D. Perlmutter1 and
  2. Robert L. Rothstein2

Published Online: 1 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328523.ch4

The Challenge of Climate Change: Which Way Now?

The Challenge of Climate Change: Which Way Now?

How to Cite

Perlmutter, D. D. and Rothstein, R. L. (2010) Global Warming, in The Challenge of Climate Change: Which Way Now?, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328523.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    Colgate University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470654989

Online ISBN: 9781444328523



  • global warming;
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - and EPA criteria air pollutants;
  • ozone, directly irritating components of air - in the air, via secondary chemical reactions with nitric oxide and hydrocarbons;
  • incoming and outgoing energy - equal for temperature of planet, to stabilize;
  • atmosphere, understanding its protective nature – and its invisible components;
  • heating in a greenhouse - the greenhouse gases (GHGs);
  • ozone, important GHG competitor - to carbon dioxide;
  • methane emissions, from oil and gas industries;
  • air pollution and global warming - influencing individual health, affecting earth's radiation balance;
  • limits to growth arguments - and opposing positions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Temperature of the Planet

  • Greenhouse Gases

  • Is Global Warming Our Fault?

  • The RF Index

  • Air Pollution Revisited

  • Immediate or Short-Term Remedies

  • Limits to Growth and the Commons Revisited

  • Sequestration

  • Notes and References