|A growing body of scientific evidence suggests
greenhouse-gas pollution is largely responsible for global warming.
Yet, it is also true that the climate system varies quite naturally on
different time-scales. Accurately predicting the course of future
climate change requires an understanding of the natural variability of
the climate system, as well as the effects of human-induced change.
|This ground-breaking book addresses
predictable modification in the
climate system in the context of global warming. Ideal for researchers
and advanced students, it explores current thinking on natural climate
change, the use of models to simulate past climate variability, and the
role of past climate variability in explaining current changes to
ecosystems and society over the later part of the Holocene.
The volume provides the groundwork for making critical decisions about
the earth's future, and contributes substantially to the ongoing debate
over global warming and climate change.
Variability and Global Warming
by Rick Battarbee and Heather Binney