Book Reievsw Climate Change : Pi Cturing the S Cien Ce Gavin Schmidt and Joshua Wolfe, 2009, 320 pp., $24.95, paperbound, W. W. Norton & Co., ISBN 978-0-393-33125-7 his book presents a comprehensive overview of in chapter 6, the greenhouse effect is described in a climate change. It examines climate in the frame- somewhat incomplete manner. Reference is made to T work of the total “climate system”: observations of the greenhouse gases “which absorb in the infrared climate change including impacts on human, plant, thus making it more difficult for the Earth to cool and animal life; causes of climate change including and making the earth surface warmer than it would computer model analysis and predictions; and pos- otherwise be.” No mention is made sible technological f ixes. It highlights the overall of the fact that greenhouse gases also complexity of the situation and yet leaves the reader emit infrared radiation energy and with elements of hope and vision for the future. The that which is emitted downward is incorporation of over 130 pictures of real-life scenes what leads to the warmer lower level provides a unique and welcomed balance to the tech- and surface temperatures. nical aspects of
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