The Resource Assessing climate change : temperatures, solar radiation, and heat balance, Donald Rapp

Assessing climate change : temperatures, solar radiation, and heat balance, Donald Rapp

Label
Assessing climate change : temperatures, solar radiation, and heat balance
Title
Assessing climate change
Title remainder
temperatures, solar radiation, and heat balance
Statement of responsibility
Donald Rapp
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Assessing Climate Change attempts to answer a number of essential questions in relation to global warming and climate change, uniquely providing a balanced and impartial discussion of this controversial subject. It shows how the Earth's climate has varied in the past, particularly during the past 1000 years. The book critically assesses the reliability of 'proxies' for historical temperatures and the 'hockey stick' version of global temperatures for the past millennium, and provides a careful analysis of how well near-surface temperatures of land and ocean have been monitored over the past 100 years, and the utility and significance of a single global average temperature." "The author compares the current global warming trend with past fluctuations in Earth's climate, and discusses whether the present warming trend is primarily just another in a series of natural climate fluctuations as opposed to a direct result of human activities. By examining the credibility of the global climate models which accuse greenhouse gasses of causing the temperature rise of the 20th century, Assessing Climate Change provides a better understanding of what might lie ahead in the future."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
551.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.C5
LC item number
R366 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Springer-Praxis books in environmental sciences
Label
Assessing climate change : temperatures, solar radiation, and heat balance, Donald Rapp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-369) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical variations in the Earth{u2019}s climate -- Temperatures in the past millennium -- Temperatures in the past century -- Variability of the Sun -- The Earth{u2019}s heat balance and the greenhouse effect -- CO2 production and climate change -- Impacts of global warming -- Global climate change and public policy -- Final remarks
Control code
ocn233973676
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783540765868
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-3-540-76586-8
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23596570
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233973676
  • pebcs1281216712

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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