Coming climate crisis? Consider the past, beware the big fix
Book - 2010
Decisively cutting through the hyperbole on both sides of the debate, the author, a distinguished NASA climatologist brings much needed balance and perspective to the highly contentious issue of climate change. Offering a knowledgeable overview of global conditions past and present, she lays out a compelling argument that our understandings and models are inadequate for confident predictions of the intended and unintended consequences of various projects now under consideration to modify future... climate. .
- Why of where.
Lanham, Md. :
Rowman & Littlefield : Distributed by National Book Network
- Physical Description
- xix, 411 p. ; 24 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Main Author
- The Earth System and its Ever-Changing Nature : Introduction
- 4.6 billion years of global change
- Abrupt climate change
- The Human Factor : A short history of human impacts
- The future: why some people are so concerned while others aren't
- Good Intentions and Geoengineering : Good intentions gone awry
- Geoengineering schemes
- The record on smaller-scale attempted modifications
- Further Cautionary Considerations : The possible fallibility of even a strong consensus
- The unknown future: model limitations
- Compounding social pressures
- Avoiding Paralysis Despite Uncertainty : What are the alternatives?
- Closing plea.