What We Know About Climate Change

What We Know About Climate Change

by Kerry Emanuel
     
 

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The vast majority of scientists agree that human activity has significantly increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere--most dramatically since the 1970s. Yet global warming skeptics and ill-informed elected officials continue to dismiss this broad scientific consensus. In this new edition of his authoritative book, MIT atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel -- a…  See more details below

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The vast majority of scientists agree that human activity has significantly increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere--most dramatically since the 1970s. Yet global warming skeptics and ill-informed elected officials continue to dismiss this broad scientific consensus. In this new edition of his authoritative book, MIT atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel -- a political conservative -- outlines the basic science of global warming and how the current consensus has emerged. He also covers two major developments that have occurred since the first edition: the most recent round of updated projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change climate simulations, and the so-called "climategate" incident that heralded the subsequent collapse of popular and political support in the United States for dealing with climate change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262305143
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
10/26/2012
Series:
Boston Review Books
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
552,707
File size:
190 KB

Meet the Author

Kerry Emanuel is Professor of Atmospheric Science in the Department of Earth,
Atmospheric, and Planetary Science at MIT. He is the author of Divine Wind:
The History and Science of Hurricanes and Atmospheric Convection.
In May
2006 he was named one of Time magazine's "Time 100: The People Who Shape Our
World." A Republican, he has made it clear that he disagrees with his party on climate change.

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