The long thaw : how humans are changing the next 100,000 years of Earth's climate /

by Archer, David Published by : Princeton University Press (Princeton, New Jersey) Physical details: xii, 180 pages illustrations, maps 22 cm ISBN:0691169063; 9780691169064. Year: 2016
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Includes bibliographical references and index

The human impact on Earth's climate is often treated as a hundred-year issue lasting as far into the future as 2100, the year in which most climate projections cease. In The Long Thaw, David Archer, one of the world's leading climatologists, reveals the hard truth that these changes in climate will be 'locked in', essentially forever. A human-driven, planet-wide thaw has already begun, and will continue to impact Earth's climate and sea level for hundreds of thousands of years. With a new preface that discusses recent advances in climate science, and the impact on global warming and climate change, The Long Thaw shows that it is still not too late to avert dangerous climate change--if we can find a way to co-operate as never before

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