In this book Donald Rapp provides a balanced assessment of global warming, tending neither to the views of alarmists or nay-sayers. Rapp has the ability to move into a highly technical field, assimilate the content, organize the knowledge base and succinctly describe the field, its content, its unresolved issues and achievements. This is precisely what he does in this book in relation to global climate change. As such his approach is refreshingly different.The essential questions are: (1) How well has the world monitored near-surface temperatures of the 30% land and 70% ocean areas on Earth during the past 100 years or more, and how well can we characterize the changes in climate overanbsp;...
|Title||:||Assessing Climate Change|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-02-12|