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Fixing climate

what past climate changes reveal about the current threat--and how to counter it

by Wallace S. Broecker

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Published by Hill and Wang in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Climatic changes,
  • Global warming,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    An unconventional study of the issue of global warming focuses on the root cause of the problem--the influx of carbon dioxide into Earth"s atmosphere--and argues that only the development of new technologies can reduce carbon dioxide output.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-240) and index.

    StatementWallace S. Broecker and Robert Kunzig
    ContributionsKunzig, Robert
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC981.8.C5 B738 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 253 p. :
    Number of Pages253
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24929168M
    ISBN 10080904501X
    ISBN 109780809045013
    LC Control Number2008004445
    OCLC/WorldCa166390169


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