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Main Title The long thaw: how humans are changing the next 100,000 years of Earth's climate.
Author Archer, David,
Publisher Princeton University Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 260207251
ISBN 9780691136547 (hbk.); 0691136548 (hbk.)
Subjects Global warming ; Climatic changes--Effect of human beings on ; Global warming--Forecasting ; Paleoclimatology ; Anthropogene Klimaèanderung
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  QC981.8.G56A723 2009 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/17/2009
ELAM  QC981.8.G56A723 2009 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 08/16/2010
ELBM  QC981.8.G56A723 2009 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/30/2010
EMAM  QC981.8.G56.A734 2009 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 03/29/2011
Collation ix, 180 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Prologue: Global warming in geologic time -- section 1. The present -- The greenhouse effect -- We've seen it with our own eyes -- Forecast of the century -- section 2. The past -- Millennial climate cycles -- Glacial climate cycles -- Geologic climate cycles -- The present in the bosom of the past -- section 3. The future -- The fate of fossil fuel COb2s -- Acidifying the ocean -- Carbon cycle feedbacks -- Sea level in the deep future -- Orbits, COb2s, and the next Ice Age -- Epilogue: Carbon economics and ethics. "In The Long Thaw, David Archer, one of the world's leading climatologists, predicts that if we continue to emit carbon dioxide we may eventually cancel the next ice age and raise the oceans by 50 meters. By comparing the global warming projection for the next century to natural climate changes of the distant past, and then looking into the future far beyond the usual scientific and political horizon of the year 2100, Archer reveals the hard truths of the long-term climate forecast." "Revealing why carbon dioxide may be an even worse gamble in the long run than in the short, this compelling and critically important book brings the best long-term climate science to a general audience for the first time."--BOOK JACKET.