Coming Climate Crisis?: Consider the Past, Beware the Big Fix

de Claire L. Parkinson (Auteur)
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Decisively cutting through the hyperbole on both sides of the debate, distinguished NASA climatologist Claire L. Parkinson brings much-needed balance and perspective to the highly contentious issue of climate change. Offering a deeply knowledgeable overview of global change past and present, the author lays out a compelling argument that our understandings and models are inadequate for confident predictions of the intended and unintended consequences of projects now under consideration to modify future climate. She places current climate change in the perspective of the past 4.6 billion years and delves into the bases of our understandings and their limitations. While clarifying some of the most contentious points in the climate debate, the book treats the reader to a fascinating discussion interweaving Earth history, science, the history of science, and human nature.

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Date de publication
16 avril 2010
Éditeur
Collection
Nombre de pages
432
ISBN
9780742568303
ISBN papier
9781442213265