Earth s Climate

Author: William F. Ruddiman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780716784906
Release Date: 2007-10-12
Genre: Science

'Earth's Climate' summarises the major lessons to be learned from 550 million years of climate changes, as a way of evaluating the climatological impact on and by humans in this century. The book also looks ahead to possible effects during the next several centuries of fossil fuel use.

Earth s Climate

Author: William F. Ruddiman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0716737418
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Science

Paleoclimatology courses are growing, attracting a wide variety of students in earth and environmental sciences, geography, ecology, and related fields. Earth's Climate: Past and Future works as either a nonmajors introduction to Earth system science or climate change, or as a majors/graduate-level overview of the processes and techniques in climate science. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective by one of the field's preeminent researcher/instructors, the text summarizes the major lessons to be learned from 550 million years of climate changes, as a way of evaluating the climatological impact on and by humans in this century. The book also looks ahead to possible effects during the next several centuries of fossil fuel use.

Earth s Climate

Author: William F. Ruddiman
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781464184987
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Science

At a time when the evidence is stronger than ever that human activity is the primary cause for global climate change, William Ruddiman's breakthrough text returns in a thoroughly updated new edition. It offers a clear, engaging, objective portrait of the current state of climate science, including compelling recent findings on anthropogenic global warming and important advances in understanding past climates.

Geoengineering Earth s Climate

Author: Jennifer Swanson
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (CT)
ISBN: 9781512415698
Release Date: 2017-08
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

How can we combat climate warming? Some scientists say geoengineeringinterfering with Earth's systems to counteract climate changeis the answer. Explore ideas such as reforestation, space mirrors, and carbon capture, and learn about the pros and cons of these controversial technologies.

Earth s Climate Evolution

Author: C. P. Summerhayes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118897393
Release Date: 2015-10-19
Genre: Science

To understand climate change today, we first need to know how Earth’s climate changed over the past 450 million years. Finding answers depends upon contributions from a wide range of sciences, not just the rock record uncovered by geologists. In Earth’s Climate Evolution, Colin Summerhayes analyzes reports and records of past climate change dating back to the late 18th century to uncover key patterns in the climate system. The book will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about future climate change. The book takes a unique approach to the subject providing a description of the greenhouse and icehouse worlds of the past 450 million years since land plants emerged, ignoring major earlier glaciations like that of Snowball Earth, which occurred around 600 million years ago in a world free of land plants. It describes the evolution of thinking in palaeoclimatology and introduces the main players in the field and how their ideas were received and, in many cases, subsequently modified. It records the arguments and discussions about the merits of different ideas along the way. It also includes several notes made from the author’s own personal involvement in palaeoclimatological and palaeoceanographic studies, and from his experience of working alongside several of the major players in these fields in recent years. This book will be an invaluable reference for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in related fields and will also be of interest to historians of science and/or geology, climatology and oceanography. It should also be of interest to the wider scientific and engineering community, high school science students, policy makers, and environmental NGOs. Reviews: "Outstanding in its presentation of the facts and a good read in the way that it intersperses the climate story with the author's own experiences. [This book] puts the climate story into a compelling geological history." -Dr. James Baker "The book is written in very clear and concise prose, [and takes] original, enlightening, and engaging approach to talking about 'ideas' from the perspective of the scientists who promoted them." -Professor Christopher R. Scotese

Solar Activity and Earth s Climate

Author: Rasmus E. Benestad
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540433023
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Science

In its revised 2nd edition, this book examines current understanding of the relationship between sunspots and the Earth's climate. Opening with a brief historical review, the text moves on to scrutinize the various current hypotheses. The focus is on how information on the solar cycle and Earth's climate is gathered, and includes discussion of observations, methododology and the physics involved, with the necessary statistics and analysis also provided.

Science as a Contact Sport

Author: Stephen H. Schneider
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426205408
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Nature

Schneider's firsthand account of a scientific and political odyssey, in which he navigates both the turbulent waters of the world's power structures and the arcane theater of academic debaters.

Essentials of the Earth s Climate System

Author: Roger G. Barry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107037250
Release Date: 2014-03-17
Genre: Nature

Concise, non-mathematical, full-color introduction to modern climatology, covering the key topics of climate science for intermediate undergraduate students.

Reconstructing Earth s Climate History

Author: Kristen St John
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470658055
Release Date: 2012-04-30
Genre: Science

"This project integrates scientific ocean drilling data and research (DSDP-ODP-IODPANDRILL) with education"--

Sacred Acts

Author: Mallory McDuff
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550925012
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Nature

Acting in good faith -- environmental stewardship through worship, education, advocacy and action

Earth s Climate

Author: Robin Birch
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0761444718
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Discusses the climate zones on Earth"--Provided by publisher.

Earth s Climate

Author: Chunzai Wang
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
ISBN: UOM:39015061867027
Release Date: 2004-01-09
Genre: Science

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 147. It is more than 30 years since the publication of Jacob Bjerknes' groundbreaking ideas made clear the importance of ocean-atmosphere interaction in the tropics. It is now more than 20 years since the arrival of a massive El Niño in the fall of 1982 set off a cascade of observational and theoretical studies. During the following decades, the climate research community has made exceptional progress in refining our capacity to observe earth's climate and theorize about it, including new satellite-based and in situ monitoring systems and coupled ocean-atmosphere predictive numerical models. Of equal importance. is the expanding scope ofresearch, which now reaches far beyond the Pacific El Niño and includes climate phenomena in other ocean basins. In order to cover the now global context of ocean-atmosphere interaction we have organized this monograph around five principal themes, each introduced by one or more broad overview papers. Theme I covers interaction and climate variability in the Pacific sector, with extensive discussion of El Niño-Southern Oscillation, and with the possible causes and consequences of variability on both shorter and longer timescales. Theme II is devoted to interaction in the Atlantic sector. This basin exhibits complex behavior, reflecting its geographic location between two major zones of convection as well as neighboring the tropical Pacific. Theme III reviews the recent, exciting progress in our understanding of climate variability in the Indian sector. Theme IV addresses the interaction between the tropics and the extratropics, which are linked through the presence of shallow meridional overturning cells in the ocean. Finally, Theme V discusses overarching issues of cross-basin interaction.

The Goldilocks Planet

Author: Jan Zalasiewicz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199593576
Release Date: 2012-03-22
Genre: Science

Presents a history of climate to reveal that the climatic changes happening hardly compare to the changes the Earth has seen over the last 4.5 billion years.

The Long Thaw

Author: David Archer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400880775
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Genre: Science

The human impact on Earth's climate is often treated as a hundred-year issue lasting as far into the future as 2100, the year in which most climate projections cease. In The Long Thaw, David Archer, one of the world’s leading climatologists, reveals the hard truth that these changes in climate will be "locked in," essentially forever. If you think that global warming means slightly hotter weather and a modest rise in sea levels that will persist only so long as fossil fuels hold out (or until we decide to stop burning them), think again. In The Long Thaw, David Archer predicts that if we continue to emit carbon dioxide we may eventually cancel the next ice age and raise the oceans by 50 meters. A human-driven, planet-wide thaw has already begun, and will continue to impact Earth’s climate and sea level for hundreds of thousands of years. The great ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland may take more than a century to melt, and the overall change in sea level will be one hundred times what is forecast for 2100. By comparing the global warming projection for the next century to natural climate changes of the distant past, and then looking into the future far beyond the usual scientific and political horizon of the year 2100, Archer reveals the hard truths of the long-term climate forecast. Archer shows how just a few centuries of fossil-fuel use will cause not only a climate storm that will last a few hundred years, but dramatic climate changes that will last thousands. Carbon dioxide emitted today will be a problem for millennia. For the first time, humans have become major players in shaping the long-term climate. In fact, a planetwide thaw driven by humans has already begun. But despite the seriousness of the situation, Archer argues that it is still not too late to avert dangerous climate change--if humans can find a way to cooperate as never before. Revealing why carbon dioxide may be an even worse gamble in the long run than in the short, this compelling and critically important book brings the best long-term climate science to a general audience for the first time. With a new preface that discusses recent advances in climate science, and the impact on global warming and climate change, The Long Thaw shows that it is still not too late to avert dangerous climate change—if we can find a way to cooperate as never before.