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What We Know about Climate Change

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ISBN-10: 0262050897

ISBN-13: 9780262050890

Edition: 2007

Authors: Judith A. Layzer, William R. Moomaw, Kerry A. 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. In February 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that global warming is "unequivocal" and that human-produced carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are chiefly to blame, to a certainty of more than 90 percent. Yet global warming skeptics and ill-informed elected officials continue to dismiss this broad scientific consensus. In Can We Stop Global Warming?,MIT atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel outlines the basic science of global warming and how the current consensus has emerged. Although it is impossible to…    
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/31/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 7.50" wide x 4.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

The myth of natural stability
Greenhouse physics
Why the climate problem is difficult
Determining humanity's influence
The consequences
Science and the media
The politics of global climate change