Earth's temperature has risen steadily for the past century. Many scientists believe this "global warming" is the result of human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels. This book thoroughly explores the issue, and includes the perspectives of scientists who are alarmed -- as well as those who are not.
"The author has done an excellent job of bringing a historical perspective to the topic, from the industrial age to the present time. The historical aspect of the experimental data collected on surface water, ice sheets, trees, and other factors having to do with global warming from many regions of the earth is outstanding. The author brings out well the relationship of global warming to the environment, wildlife, loss of land due to a rising sea level, gulf currents, and other features is worth reading...I recommend this book highly, as it can bring scientific literacy about global warming to many communities."
--Science Books & Films (October 2004)
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