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Climate Change 1995: The Science of Climate Change: Contribution of Working Group I to the Second Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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Climate Change 1995—The Science of Climate Change is the most comprehensive assessment available of current scientific understanding of human influences on past, present and future climate. Prepared under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), each chapter is written by teams of lead authors and contributors recognized internationally as leading experts in their field. Climate Change 1995 is the first full sequel to the original 1990 IPCC scientific assessment, bringing us completely up to date on the full range of scientific aspects of climate change. This assessment forms the standard scientific reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including policy makers in governments and industry worldwide, and researchers and senior-level students in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology and atmospheric chemistry.

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"...that's the beauty of this book: It tackles technical brain teasers head on, providing a comprehensive review of the key factors affecting climate. Much of it, especially the new data on aerosol impacts, is spellbinding....The Science of Climate Change is a must-read for all researchers—even those who don't study climate. If you want to know what the world's top scientists think about this issue, you have to read this book." Ginger Pinholster, Reaction Times

"This authoritative collection of data, theory, and projections constitute the first comprehensive update of scientific opinion on climate change since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change..." R.M. Ferguson, Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521564335
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/6/1996
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Executive summary; Summary for policymakers; 1. The climate system - an overview; 2. Update of 1994 WGI report; 3. Observed climate variability and change; 4. Climate processes; 5. Climate models - validation; 6. Climate models - projections of future climate; 7. Changes in sea-level; 8. Detection of climate change, and attribution of causes; 9. Terrestrial biotic responses to environmental change and feedbacks to climate; 10. Marine biotic responses to environmental change and feedbacks to climate; 11. Advancing our understanding; Appendices; Index.

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