Global Warming: Are We Entering the Greenhouse Century?

Stephen H. Schneider, Author Sierra Club Books for Children $20 (317p) ISBN 978-0-87156-693-5
Climatologist Schneider of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., and coauthor of The Coevolution of Climate and Life , presents in accessible terms scientific facts about the greenhouse effect and global warming, building a convincing argument for concern. After tracing the history of natural climatic changes over the millennia, he assesses the damage done by human interventions in the natural system and surveys the mathematical computer models that allow scientists to predict the future. He outlines some of the things we must do to slow the process and adapt to the drastic changes that are certain to affect the planet. Aware that alarmist predictions can cause controversy and confusion, the author maintains a level-headed tone without minimizing the dangers faced by humankind. This is an important book by a scientist who seeks to educate the public without causing panic. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/01/1989
Release date: 08/01/1989
Paperback - 343 pages - 978-0-679-73051-4
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