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  1. Old Rocks

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

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    Download Zip file for Discovery of Global Warming

    If you want basic facts about climate change, or detailed current technical information, you might do better using the links page. But if you want to use history to really understand it all...

    Second edition, revised
    and updated (2008)
    A GOOD PLACE TO START is the Summary of the history of climate change science. For a scholarly preface, look at Methodology and Sources. If you are somewhat familiar with the subject, you could select topics from
    the Table of Contents (site map). You can download this site (Zip file) and put in on your own hard drive or burn a CD-ROM,
    or buy a CD-ROM at cost, or print out individual essays using PDF files. These files are for the August 2007 version and will not include more recent updates. You can Search the entire text.

    Basic navigation: On the right of each essay are links to essays about other topics. Follow forward an arrow to see how the events that you are reading about gave something => TO the other topic. Follow back an arrow to track influence <= FROM the other topic. Double arrow <=> shows MUTUAL interaction.

    Click on a numbered note, e.g., (12) for references. Some notes, indicated thus: (12*) have additional text. In the note, click on a reference to reach the bibliographyuse your browser's BACK button to return.

    Contents/Site Map September 2008 version
    About this site: TOP OF PAGE
    Summary of the History of Climate Change Science SEARCH all the essays

    Influences on climate
    The Carbon Dioxide Greenhouse Effect
    Roger Revelle's Discovery
    Other Greenhouse Gases
    Aerosols: Volcanoes, Dust, Clouds
    Biosphere: How Life Alters Climate
    Changing Sun, Changing Climate?
    Interview with Jack Eddy
    Ocean Currents and Climate

    Climate data
    The Modern Temperature Trend
    Rapid Climate Change Abrupt climate change
    Uses of Radiocarbon Dating
    Greenland Ice Drilling (J. Genuth)
    Past Climate Cycles and Ice Ages
    Temperatures from Fossil Shells

    Simple Models of Climate Change
    Chaos in the Atmosphere
    Venus & Mars
    General Circulation Models of Climate
    Basic Radiation Calculations
    Arakawa's Computation Device
    GCM Family Tree (P. Edwards)

    SEARCH all the essays

    LINKS to basic and current information
    Climate and society
    Impacts of Global Warming

    The Public and Climate Change (1) (2)
    Wintry Doom
    Ice Sheets and Rising Seas
    Government: The View from Washington
    Climate Modification Schemes
    Money for Keeling: Monitoring CO2 Levels
    International Cooperation
    Climatology as a Profession

    Reflections on the Scientific Process

    Conclusions: A Personal Note
    Talking Points (pdf)

    About this site
    History in Hypertext - methods, sources
    List of illustrations
    Please contribute comments, corrections.
    Author, Spencer Weart
    Timeline of milestones
    List of external influences
    BIBLIOGRAPHY by author
    Bibliography by year

    DOWNLOAD entire site (Zip file)
    PDF files to download and print
    Order on CD-ROM

    This is mounted on the Web site of the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics.
    Discovery of Global Warming site created by Spencer Weart with support from the American Institute of Physics, the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
    Copyright (C) 2003-2008 Spencer Weart and the American Institute of Physics.
    Index terms: climate change, global warming, greenhouse effect, temperature change, history, science, geophysics, meteorology, computer models, aerosols, ice. Book cover photo (C) AbleStock.

    history of global warming - anthropogenic climate change - greenhouse effect history
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