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What we know about climate change

Author: Kerry A Emanuel
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007.
Series: Boston review book.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kerry Emanuel outlines the basic science of climate change and how the current consensus has emerged. Although it is impossible to predict exactly when the most dramatic effects will be felt, he argues, we can be confident that we face real dangers: an increase in the intensity and power of hurricanes and flooding, and more rapidly advancing deserts. But just as our actions have created the looming crisis, so too  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry A Emanuel
ISBN: 9780262050890 0262050897
OCLC Number: 85899060
Description: 85 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Myth of natural stability --
Greenhouse physics --
Why the climate problem is difficult --
Determining humanity's influence --
Consequences --
Science and the media --
Politics of global climate.
Series Title: Boston review book.
Responsibility: Kerry Emanuel ; afterword by Judith A. Layzer and William R. Moomaw.

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An introduction to the scientific consensus on the human role in global warming.  Read more...

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"Kerry Emanuel's book What We Know About Climate Change is one of the best [books on climate change] and is certainly the shortest. In less time than it takes to eat dinner, the respected atmospheric Read more...

 
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Nice, very short introduction to climate change

by mtennant (WorldCat user published 2009-01-15) Very Good Permalink

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