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Poles apart : beyond the shouting, who's right about climate change? / Gareth Morgan and John McCrystal.

By: Morgan, G. H. T. (Gareth H. T.).
Contributor(s): McCrystal, John | McCrystal, John [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House New Zealand, 2009Description: 287 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869790455 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Global warming | Climatic changes | Climatic changes -- Effect of human beings on | Environmental protection -- Citizen participation | Nature -- Effect of human beings on | Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric | Western countries -- Environmental conditionsDDC classification: 363.73874
Contents:
What is 'global warming'? -- Taking the earth's temperature -- Is anything agreed? -- The case for anthropogenic global warming -- The case against anthropogenic global warming -- How much CO2 leads to how much warming? -- The overheated debate -- The verdict.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary: "Global warming - the result of human activity or just another environmentalist bandwagon? The method was to hire the best international scientists available to present their best arguments. Some were staunchly of the view that human beings are damaging the delicate climatic balance, others equally convinced the evidence suggests that nothing out of the ordinary is under way. Over the next 18 months, the authors' task was to sift through the arguments and counter-arguments, the mud-slinging and the name-calling, the distractions and the distortions - much as a jury must in a trial involving expert testimony from both sides. Slowly, painfully, the weight of evidence began to favour a single verdict" --Back cover.
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This title defines climate change, explains the science of taking the Earth's temperature, looks at the respective cases of the alarmists and the sceptics, examines the anecdotal evidence and the politics of this dialogue, and then comes to a conclusion based on all this research.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-274) and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

What is 'global warming'? -- Taking the earth's temperature -- Is anything agreed? -- The case for anthropogenic global warming -- The case against anthropogenic global warming -- How much CO2 leads to how much warming? -- The overheated debate -- The verdict.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Global warming - the result of human activity or just another environmentalist bandwagon? The method was to hire the best international scientists available to present their best arguments. Some were staunchly of the view that human beings are damaging the delicate climatic balance, others equally convinced the evidence suggests that nothing out of the ordinary is under way. Over the next 18 months, the authors' task was to sift through the arguments and counter-arguments, the mud-slinging and the name-calling, the distractions and the distortions - much as a jury must in a trial involving expert testimony from both sides. Slowly, painfully, the weight of evidence began to favour a single verdict" --Back cover.

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