(Published January 2010)
The Climate Crisis summarises the current
scientific knowledge on climate change for a wide readership, lavishly
illustrated with hundreds of photos and graphs. It explains the
basic science and measurements, the impacts of climate change as
well as the solution strategies.
David Archer / Stefan Rahmstorf
The Climate Crisis
2010. 250 pages.
ISBN 978-0-521-73255-0 (paperback version)
Cambridge University Press
1. Retrospective: What we knew and when we knew it
2. Earth's energy budget
Climate change so far
4. Snow and ice
5. How the oceans are changing
6. The past is the key to the future
7. What the future holds
8. Impacts of climate change
9. Avoiding climate change
10. Climate policy
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"David Archer and Stefan Rahmstorf - two outstanding
scientists - bring us up-to-date on climate science in this remarkable
and very readable book.
This book deserves to be read by anyone
interested in climate change."
Paul Crutzen, Max Plank Institute for Chemistry, winner of the Nobel
Prize for Chemistry for explaining the ozone hole
"This book should be read by anyone who is interested
in climate change but does not have the time or commitment to read
the IPCC reports. It is balanced in explaining what is known with
confidence and what is not and the uncertainties. Each chapter opens
with a summary of its content and concludes with an excellent discussion
of the main findings and their implications."
Kevin Trenberth, Eos, 21 June 2011
"They are excellent communicators of the science
to the general reader...
One hopes for a wide readership for this measured book which clearly
and thoughtfully sets out the results of the work of a great many
Bryan Walker, Hot
Topic, 19 January 2010