A Brief History of the Earth's Climate

Everyone's Guide to the Science of Climate Change

Table des matières

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. What Controls the Earth's Climate?
2. A Slowly Warming Sun
3. Sliding Plates and Colliding Continents
4. Cooling and Warming from Volcanic Eruptions
5. Earth's Orbital Variations
6. Moving Heat with Ocean Currents
7. Short-term Solar Variations
8. Catastrophic Collisions
9. A Plague of Humans
10. Tipping Points
11. What Now?

Notes
Index
About the Author
About New Society Publishers

What's natural, what's caused by humans, and why climate change is a disaster for all

La description

A Brief History of the Earth’s Climate is an accessible, illustrated, myth-busting guide to the natural evolution of the Earth’s climate over 4. 6 billion years, how and why human-caused global warming and climate change is different and more dangerous, and how to counter skeptics and deniers with sound science.