Global Warming: The Potential Impact on Japan Eye of the Storm: Inside the World's Deadliest Hur- ricanes, Tornadoes, and Blizzards (J. Rosenfeld, (S. Nishioka and H. Harasawa, Eds., 1998, 244 pp., 1999, 312 pp., $27.95, hardbound, Perseus Books, $119.00, hardbound, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 4-431- ISBN 0-306-46014-9). While just a century ago thun- 70236-9). The people of Japan are quite exposed to der, lightning, and snow were considered solely acts weather and climate and quite naturally are concerned of divine intervention, meteorologists today try to about the potential impact of carbon dioxide-induced grasp and even recreate the magic of stormy weather. climate change. Following a workshop held in July Flying through 200 mph hurricanes with winds pum- 1996 by the Environmental Agency of Japan, this book meling their planes and chasing tornadoes across the was prepared using contributions from 30 scientists, desert, they risk their lives to get closer to these un- experts in the diverse fields needed to evaluate climate bridled forces. In this book, science journalist Jeff change impact. There are seven chapters: "Climate Rosenfeld follows these scientists into the eye of the Change Projections"; "Impacts on Natural Ecosys- storm, explaining the science behind snowflakes, hail, tems"; "Impacts on
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Nov 1, 1999
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