9780262018432

What We Know About Climate Change

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  • ISBN13:

    9780262018432

  • ISBN10:

    0262018438

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-11-30
  • Publisher: Mit Pr

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Summary

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.

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