The Whole Story of Climate

The Whole Story of Climate

What Science Reveals About the Nature of Endless Change

Book - 2012
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Offers an overview of the contributions geology has made to the study of climate change and the nuanced picture it presents of a climate that has gone through constant change over the course of millennia.
Publisher: Amherst, New York :, Prometheus Books,, 2012
ISBN: 9781616146726
1616146729
Branch Call Number: 551.5 PET NVD
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 24 cm

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bananaquiet
Jul 29, 2015

Her sources are mostly magazine and newspaper articles, heavily annotated to hide their paucity.

She thinks we would be better off with a warmer climate since she thinks most people live in temperate zones and most food is grown there.

Good information about previous climate shifts if you ignore her politics.

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ChristineButler
May 10, 2014

Good read. It brought me up to date with the latest science on climate. Peters has a very easy-to-read writing style.

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scottlaraerin
May 14, 2013

I just finished this book. Peters really does tell a much broader, deeper story of earth's climate and its long history (1.8million year!) of often very rapid climate change. She ends with the most surprising revelation (to me at least) of a major source of greenhouse and toxic gases that is never (that I am aware of) mentioned in the mainstream discussion.

She is a bit long on details early in the book but it is all worth it.

Reading this book changed my perspective regarding earths climate and climate change. I recommend it strongly.

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