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Author Parkinson, Claire L.
Title Coming climate crisis? [electronic resource] : consider the past, beware the big fix / Claire L. Parkinson.
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield : Distributed by National Book Network, c2010.
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 Electronic Book  QC981.8.C5 P377 2010eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xix, 411 p.)
Series Why of where series
Why of where.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-393) and index.
Contents The earth system and its ever-changing nature. Introduction ; 4.6 billion years of global change ; Abrupt climate change -- The human factor. A short history of human impacts ; The future: why some people are so concerned while others aren't -- Good intentions and geoengineering. Good intentions gone awry ; Geoengineering schemes ; The record on smaller-scale attempted modifications -- Further cautionary considerations. The possible fallibility of even a strong consensus ; The unknown future : model limitations ; Compounding social pressures -- Avoiding paralysis despite uncertainty. What are the alternatives? ; Closing plea.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Climatic changes.
Climatic changes.
Related To Print version: Parkinson, Claire L. Coming climate crisis?. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield : c2010. Parkinson, Claire L. Coming climate crisis? Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield : Distributed by National Book Network, c2010 9780742556157 (DLC) 2010005874
ISBN 9780742568303 (electronic bk.)
074256830X (electronic bk.)