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Fixing Climate

What Past Climate Changes Reveal About The Current Threat--and How To Counter It

By Wallace S. Broecker, 1931-

Dealing with the Root Cause of Global Warming Calls for New Remedies, Says Expert
 
The product of a unique collaboration between a pioneering earth scientist and an award winning science writer, Fixing Climate takes an unconventional approach to the vitally important issue of global warming. Wallace S. Broecker, a longtime researcher at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, warned about the possible consequences of global warming decades before the concept entered popular consciousness. Hooked on climate studies since his student days, he has learned, largely through his own findings, that climate changes--naturally, dramatically, and rarely benignly. He also knows from experience that when mankind pushes nature as we are currently doing by dumping some sixty to seventy million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every day, climate will change even more dramatically and less benignly. As Broecker points out, if a well-meaning fairy godmother were to turn us all into energysaving paragons at the stroke of midnight tonight, the resulting reduction in atmospheric carbon dioxide might lessen but could not turn aside the great warming tide now headed our way. There is, nonetheless, a glimmer of hope in the development of new technologies that are directed not only at the reduction of carbon dioxide output but also at its harmless disposal. Told by skilled science journalist Robert Kunzig, Fixing Climate is a timely and informative story that makes for riveting reading

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2008

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9780809045013


Format: Book
Author: Broecker, Wallace S., 1931-
Summary: An unconventional study of the issue of global warming focuses on the root cause of the problem--the influx of carbon dioxide into Earth's atmosphere--and argues that only the development of new technologies can reduce carbon dioxide output.
Title: Fixing climate : what past climate changes reveal about the current threat--and how to counter it / Wallace S. Broecker and Robert Kunzig.
Publisher Date: New York : Hill and Wang, 2008.
Subject: Climatic changes -- History. Global warming
Isbn: 9780809045013 (hardcover : alk. paper) 080904501X (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 551.6 Bro
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Bib Id: 290662

Format: Book
Author: Broecker, Wallace S., 1931-
Summary: An unconventional study of the issue of global warming focuses on the root cause of the problem--the influx of carbon dioxide into Earth's atmosphere--and argues that only the development of new technologies can reduce carbon dioxide output.
Title: Fixing climate : what past climate changes reveal about the current threat--and how to counter it / Wallace S. Broecker and Robert Kunzig.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Hill and Wang, 2008.
Description: xvi, 253 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Climatic changes -- History.
Subjects: Global warming
Other Author: Kunzig, Robert
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-240) and index.
Contents: Taming the beast -- Pyramid lake -- Finding science -- Ice ages and the Serb theory -- Proving Milankovic, doubting Milankovic -- Carbon dioxide and the keeling curve -- Where the carbon goes -- A conveyor belt in the ocean -- Conveyor jams, climate lurches -- Why worry? -- Ice melts, sea level rises -- Megadroughts of the past -- The drying of the future -- Green is not enough -- Scrubbing the air -- Disposing of carbon -- Fixing climate.
LCCN: 2008004445
ISBN: 9780809045013 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 080904501X (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 551.6 Bro