Global warming : myth or reality : the erring ways of climatology /

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Author / Creator:Leroux, Marcel.
Imprint:Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, U.K. : Published in association with Praxis Pub., c2005.
Description:1 online resource (xxv, 509 p.) : ill.
Series:Springer-Praxis books in environmental sciences
Springer-Praxis books in environmental sciences.
Subject:Global warming.
Global temperature changes.
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric.
Réchauffement de la terre.
Température atmosphérique -- Modification à l'échelle planétaire.
Effet de serre (Météorologie)
Global temperature changes.
Global warming.
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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ISBN:354023909X (hd. bd.)
9783540239093 (hd. bd.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [471]-501) and index.
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Summary:"To date, definitive answers to questions about ultimate causes and effects of global warming remain elusive. In Global Warming - Myth or Reality?, Marcel Leroux seeks to separate fact from fiction and lays out the scientific case of the sizable sceptical scientific community that challenges the accepted wisdom." "Leroux takes a hard and dispassionate look at the reality of the greenhouse effect, the 'evidence' from climate models, and the limitations of those models. He then postulates alternative causes of climate change and analyses the trends for global temperatures, rainfall patterns, dynamics of weather and sea level. He argues that the case for global warming is based on climatology which, with its insufficiencies in the understanding and explanation of weather phenomena, does not support this prediction. Leroux draws attention to a number of priorities that climatologists could consider in order to understand the processes of climate change, integrate them into deterministic climate models, and predict accurately changes of climate in the near future. The most urgent priority for climatology, the author believes, is to leave the IPCC in order that the discipline remains neutral and returns to the pursuit of its proper ends."--Jacket.
Other form:Print version: Leroux, Marcel. Global warming. Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, U.K. : Published in association with Praxis Pub., c2005 354023909X 9783540239093