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The Discovery of Global Warming New Histories of Science Technology and MedicineTHIS EDITION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEWER EDITION In 2001 a panel representing virtually all the world's governments and climate scientists announced that they had reached a consensus the world was warming at a rate without precedent during at least the last ten millennia and that warming was caused by the buildup of greenhouse gases from human activity The consensus itself was at least a century in the making The story of how scientists reached their conclusion by way of unexpected twists and turns and in t. This is a good book about global warming More importantly it's also good for understanding how science works This kind of historical exposition of how a specific field developed is a good way of illustrating broader concepts Science is not something that happens in a flash when an apple falls on some dude's head Nor is it an opinion poll The author does a nice job illustrating how science is about searching the unknown And it involves scientists who are people and therefore prone to error corruption etc So it's a sloppy incremental process It's about lots of curious skeptics testing ideas and maybe confirming them Gradually dots are connected and a picture comes together that fits or less with all the known facts The modeltheory that eventually emerges should be based on the overall weight of the best available evidence Books like this perform a valuable public service

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Tainty yet so important to human survival that provisional answers were essential Weart unsparingly depicts the conflicts and mistakes and how they sometimes led to fruitful results His book reminds us that scientists do not work in isolation but interact in crucial ways with the political system and with the general public The book not only reveals the history of global warming but also analyzes the nature of modern scientific work as it confronts the most difficult uestions about the Earth's future 2003081. excellent and is constantly updated

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DOWNLOAD Ð The Discovery of Global Warming (New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine) ✓ THIS EDITION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEWER EDITION In 2001 a panel representing virtually all the world's governments and climate scientists announced that they had reached a consensus theHe face of formidable intellectual financial and political obstacles is told for the first time in The Discovery of Global Warming Spencer R Weart lucidly explains the emerging science introduces us to the major players and shows us how the Earth's irreducibly complicated climate system was mirrored by the global scientific community that studied it Unlike familiar tales of Science Triumphant this book portrays scientists working on bits and pieces of a topic so complex that they could never achieve full cer. Excellent book on the history global warmingclimate change This book will give you a good understanding of the basic technical concepts underlying the science of climate change It does so by telling the history of how this knowledge accumulated and built upon itself The book is meant for a lay audience and author tells the story in pretty readable manner Even though climate science has advanced in the past 10 years since the book was published 2004 the material covered should still provide interesting and instructional reading the history hasn't changed and the basic building blocks haven't been overthrown