Greenhouse: The 200-Year Story of Global We learn that the deer runs away with his green note- Warming. Gale E. Christianson. 1999. 305 pp. book that contained a large number of C0 measure- $25.00. Hardbound. Walker Publishing Company. ments and that he eventually found and repaired it. We ISBN 0-8027-1346-7. also learn about Jim Hansen placing (and eventually winning) a $100 bet (with Hugh Ellsaesser) that one of the first three years in the 1990s decade would be For years now we have been reading about the the warmest ever recorded. We also discover that the seemingly endless debate concerning the issue of glo- astronomer Edwin Hubble was so concerned about the bal warming and its attribution to humankind. Hardly smog in Los Angeles, which he called "the Los An- a week goes by without some extreme weather event geles nebula," that he joined a smog committee. being portrayed in the media as an example of what we have to look forward to in a world warmed by an- The underlying theme of the book is, or course, the thropogenic greenhouse gases. These inevitably gen- history of the greenhouse effect. Christianson starts by erate a deluge of letters to
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