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READINGS Itf'UllNfr t BOOK REVIEWS CLIMATE CHANGE Guy Jacques and Herve Le Treut, 2005, 175 pp., $17.50, paperbound, UNESCO Publishing, ISBN 92-3-103938-5 u y Jacques and Herve Le Treut address the years an d which has a n unprecedente d current rate of growin g need for public understanding of sci- increase. These are importan t facts to make known Gence an d policy issues relating to anthropogenic earl y in the book. There are a few statement s that climat e change. Their book overviews key scientific coul d be improved . For example, it is state d tha t "the aspects an d gives historica l informatio n along wit h a increas e in greenhouse effect reache d a pea k during general appreciation of impact s of climat e conditions th e last few decades," which implies that the rate of on huma n activity. The book also summarizes the increas e has since gone down. It is suggested that complexity of isolating an d predictin g anthropogenic th e negative mea n surface temperatur e trend in the effects, an d gives insights on policy debates. Unlike Norther n Hemisphere between 1940 an d 1960 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-87.2.223
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Itf'UllNfr t BOOK REVIEWS CLIMATE CHANGE Guy Jacques and Herve Le Treut, 2005, 175 pp., $17.50, paperbound, UNESCO Publishing, ISBN 92-3-103938-5 u y Jacques and Herve Le Treut address the years an d which has a n unprecedente d current rate of growin g need for public understanding of sci- increase. These are importan t facts to make known Gence an d policy issues relating to anthropogenic earl y in the book. There are a few statement s that climat e change. Their book overviews key scientific coul d be improved . For example, it is state d tha t "the aspects an d gives historica l informatio n along wit h a increas e in greenhouse effect reache d a pea k during general appreciation of impact s of climat e conditions th e last few decades," which implies that the rate of on huma n activity. The book also summarizes the increas e has since gone down. It is suggested that complexity of isolating an d predictin g anthropogenic th e negative mea n surface temperatur e trend in the effects, an d gives insights on policy debates. Unlike Norther n Hemisphere between 1940 an d 1960

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Feb 1, 2006

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