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Record #166458:

The discovery of global warming / Spencer Weart.

Title: The discovery of global warming / Spencer Weart.
Author(s): Weart, Spencer.
Date: 2003.
Publisher: Harvard: Harvard University Press
Abstract: Tells history of science of climate change up to publication of 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Describes key scientific ideas from 19th Century onward, how some came to be discarded, and others accepted long after initial scepticism. Provides historical and social contexts to show how scientists work, interacting with each other, political systems and general public, and dealing with conflicts and mistakes. Depicts how scientific complexity of climate leads to provisional judgements expressed in terms of probabilities rather than certainties, how organisation of climate study has reflected that complexity, and how new frameworks for discussion led to broad consensus of 2001 IPCC report that rapid warming is under way and very probably anthropogenic.
Keywords: 551.58 -- Climatology.
551.588 -- Climate, effect of man and environment.
551.583 -- Climatic changes.
5(091) -- History of science.
551.32 -- Glaciology.
551.46 -- Oceanography, physical.
32 -- Politics.
502 -- Environmental issues.
551.524 -- Air temperature.
551.324.63 -- Land ice, advance and retreat.
546.264-31 -- Carbon dioxide.
06.049 -- Committees: IPCC.
D -- Atmospheric sciences.
Location(s): SCO: SPRI-SHF: 551.588[2003]
ISBN: 0674011570
SPRI record no.: 166458

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