9780756639952 | Dk Pub, July 21, 2008, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Presents the scientific findings on the current climate change and global warming, including climate change projections, the Earth's adaptability, and how to solve global warming.
Whilst there is now overwhelming evidence that greenhouse-gas pollution is becoming the dominant process responsible for global warming, it is also clear that the climate system varies quite naturally on different time-scales. Predicting the course of future climate change consequently requires an understanding of the natural variability of the climate system as well as the effects of human-induced change. This book is concerned with our current understanding of natural climate change, its variability on decadal to centennial time-scales, the extent to which climate models of different kinds simulate past variability, and the role of past climate variability in explaining changes to natural ecosystems and to human society over the later part of the Holocene. The book highlights the need to improve not only our understanding of the physical system through time but also to improve our knowledge of how people may have influenced the climate system in the past and have been influenced by it, both directly and indirectly. This ground-breaking text addresses predictable modification in the climate system in the context of global warming. Ideal for researchers and advanced students, it explores current thinking on natural climate change. Addresses the natural variability of the climate system in the context of global warming Contributes substantially to the ongoing discussion on global warming Integrates state of the art research and brings together modeling and data communities in a balanced way Considers questions of climate change on different time-scales âNatural climate variability and global warming is clearly an important book, well-focused and distinctive, with fundamental things to say about Holocene science and its interface with the practical problem of global warming. It is an authoritative, up-to-date summary and synthesis of current knowledge in this area and is attractively produced with clear, colour illustrations throughout. It is a âmustâ for all university libraries and our private book collections.â The Holocene, 2009.
9781405159050 | Blackwell Pub, August 25, 2008, cover price $142.95 | About this edition: Whilst there is now overwhelming evidence that greenhouse-gas pollution is becoming the dominant process responsible for global warming, it is also clear that the climate system varies quite naturally on different time-scales.
9781444300949 | Blackwell Pub, February 10, 2009, cover price $119.95
Shattered Consensus: The True State of Global Warming should be required reading for any serious student of the issue of climate change. Edited and introduced by iconoclastic climatologist Patrick J. Michaels, Shattered Consensus demonstrates the remarkable disparities between so-called consensus documents on global warming, such as the reports of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and climate reality. Shattered Consensus consists of nine expert essays on global warming, covering the earth's temperature history and disparities between what has been predicted about climate change and what has actually been observed. The reader will discover substantial disconnections and new information not generally discussed in mainstream reports about climate science. For example, the oft-quoted statement that recent years are the warmest of the last millennium is now in serious doubt. Temperature changes observed through the atmosphere (not just at the surface) are clearly different than what has been projected to occur. Disparities between observed precipitation and the simulations of computer models can be several hundred percent. Shattered Consensus will surely shatter commonly-held opinions about global warming and leave the reader with serious questions about whether or not policies to "fight" climate change are warranted at all.
9780742549227 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 30, 2005, cover price $107.00 | About this edition: Shattered Consensus: The True State of Global Warming should be required reading for any serious student of the issue of climate change.
9780945999782 | Independent Inst, April 1, 1998, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Draws on climate records, computer models, solar variability, and other factors to present the latest scientific findings about global warming
9780945999751 | Independent Inst, November 1, 1997, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Draws on climate records, computer models, solar variability, and other factors to present the latest scientific findings about global warming