The long thaw : how humans are changing the next 100,000 years of Earth's climate /

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, one of the world's leading climatologists, predicts that...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Archer, David, 1960-
Format: Book
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2009.
Series:Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Online Access:Table of contents
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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue: Global warming in geologic time
  • The greenhouse effect
  • We've seen it with our own eyes
  • Forecast of the century
  • Millennial climate cycles
  • Glacial climate cycles
  • Geologic climate cycles
  • The present in the bosom of the past
  • The fate of fossil fuel CO₂
  • Acidifying the ocean
  • Carbon cycle feedbacks
  • Sea level in the deep future
  • Orbits, CO₂, and the next Ice Age
  • Epilogue: Carbon economics and ethics.