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Author Pearce, Fred.

Title With speed and violence : why scientists fear tipping points in climate change / Fred Pearce.

Publication Info. Boston : Beacon Press, [2007]
©2007

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Description xxvi, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographies and index.
Contents Chronology of climate change -- The cast -- Preface : The chimney -- [pt]. 1. Welcome to the anthropocene -- 1. The pioneers : the men who measured the planet's breath -- 2. Turning up the heat : a skeptic's guide to climate change -- 3. The year : how the wild weather of 1998 broke all records -- 4. The anthropocene : a new name for a new geological era -- 5. The watchtower : keeping climate vigil on an Arctic island -- [pt]. 2. Fault lines in the ice -- 6. Ninety degrees north : why melting knows no bounds in the far north -- 7. On the slippery slope : Greenland is slumping into the ocean -- 8. The shelf : down south, shattering ice uncorks the Antarctic -- 9. The Mercer legacy : an Achilles heel at the bottom of the world -- 10. Rising tides : saying "toodle-oo" to Tuvalu -- [pt]. 3. Riding the carbon cycle -- 11. In the jungle : would we notice if the Amazon went up in smoke? -- 12. Wildfires of Borneo : climate in the mire from burning swamp -- 13. Sink to source : why the carbon cycle is set for a U-turn -- 14. The doomsday device : a lethal secret stirs in the permafrost -- 15. The acid bath : what carbon dioxide does to the oceans -- 16. The winds of change : tsunamis, megafarts, and mountains of the deep --
[pt]. 4. Reflecting on warming -- 17. What's Watts? : Planet Earth's energy imbalance -- 18. Clouds from both sides : uncovering flaws in the climate models -- 19. A billion fires : how brown haze could turn off the monsoon -- 20. Hydroxyl holiday : the day the planet's cleaner didn't show up for work -- [pt]. 5. Ice Ages and Solar Pulses -- 21. Goldilocks and the three planets : why Earth is "just right" for life -- 22. The big freeze : how a wobble in our orbit triggered the ice ages -- 23. The ocean conveyor : the real day after tomorrow -- 24. An Arctic flower : clues to a climate switchback -- 25. The pulse : how the sun makes climate change -- [pt]. 6. Tropical heat -- 26. The fall : the end of Africa's golden age -- 27. Seesaw across the ocean : how the Sahara Desert greens the Amazon -- 28. Tropical high : why an ice man is rewriting climate history -- 29. The curse of Akkad : the strange revival of environmental determinism -- 30. A chunk of coral : probing the hidden life of El Niño -- 31. Feeding Asia : what happens if the monsoon falters? -- [pt]. 7. At the Millennium -- 32. The heat wave : the year Europe felt the heat of global warming -- 33. The hockey stick : why now really is different -- 34. Hurricane season : raising the storm cones after Katrina -- 35. Ozone holes in the greenhouse : why millions face radiation threat -- [pt]. 8. Inevitable surprises -- 36. The dance : the poles or the tropics? Who leads in the climatic dance? -- 37. New horizons : feedbacks from the stratosphere -- Conclusion : another planet -- Appendix : The trillion-ton challenge -- Glossary -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on the references -- Index.
Subject Climatic changes.
Climatic changes -- History -- Chronology.
ISBN 9780807085769 hardcover alkaline paper
0807085766 hardcover alkaline paper
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