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The long thaw : how humans are changing the next 100,000 years of Earth's climate

Author: David Archer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2010.
Series: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If you think that global warming means slightly hotter weather and a modest rise in sea levels that will persist only so long as fossil fuels hold out (or until we decide to stop burning them), think again. In The Long Thaw, David Archer, one of the world's leading climatologists, predicts that if we continue to emit carbon dioxide we may eventually cancel the next ice age and raise the oceans by 50 meters. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Long thaw.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2010
(OCoLC)587249128
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Archer
ISBN: 9781400828760 1400828767
OCLC Number: 650509229
Awards: Winner of Walter P. Kistler Book Award 2008
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 180 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Prologue : global warming in geologic time --
section I: The present. The greenhouse effect --
We've seen it with our own eyes --
Forecast of the century --
section II: The past. Millennial climate cycles --
Glacial climate cycles --
Geologic climate cycles --
The present in the bosom of the past --
section III: The future. The fate of fossil fuel CO₂ --
Acidifying the ocean --
Carbon cycle feedbacks --
Sea level in the deep future --
Orbits, CO₂, and the next ice age --
Epilogue : carbon economics and ethics.
Series Title: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Responsibility: David Archer.

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If you think that global warming means slightly hotter weather and a modest rise in sea levels that will persist only so long as fossil fuels hold out (or until we decide to stop burning them), think  Read more...

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