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DISCOVERY OF GLOBAL WARMING


By WEART, SPENCER R. (Author)
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Price : $14.95  
ISBN : 9780674016378  
Dimension : 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.3 inch    Page : 240
Year of Publication : 2008    Edition : 1
Publisher : HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Subject : SCIENCE




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Description :

Revised and Expanded Edition

A Discover Top Science Book of the Year

A USA Today Best Book of the Year


The award-winning book is now revised and expanded.

In 2001 an international panel of distinguished climate scientists announced that the world was warming at a rate without precedent during at least the last two millennia, and that warming was caused by the buildup of greenhouse gases from human activity. The story of how scientists reached that conclusion—by way of unexpected twists and turns—was the story Spencer Weart told in The Discovery of Global Warming. Now he brings his award-winning account up to date, revised throughout to reflect the latest science and with a new conclusion that shows how the scientific consensus caught fire among the general world public, and how a new understanding of the human meaning of climate change spurred individuals and governments to action.




Spencer R. Weart is Director Emeritus of the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics.



Content :

Preface

  • How Could Climate Change?
  • Discovering a Possibility
  • A Delicate System
  • A Visible Threat
  • Public Warnings
  • The Erratic Beast
  • Breaking into Politics
  • Speaking Science to Power
  • The Work Completed...and Begun

Reflections
Milestones
Notes
Index

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