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The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes from a Climate-Changed Planet Hardcover – Bargain Price, August 3, 2010
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She explains clearly the relationship of the earth's natural greenhouse gasses, including water vapor, methane, and the pivotal role of carbon dioxide, as the geo-historic regulator gas, which has directly effected the planet's temperature. In fact, like many other scientists, she points out, without irony, how modern society continues to relentlessly release these very gasses...through the burning of oil, coal, and natural gas. Gases, which took nature thousands of years to sequester...modern society releases in little more than a century. Thus our "forcings" are unwittingly reestablishing the same conditions of an earlier greenhouse earth...a much warmer place than today.
Of particular interest to me, is her explication of the contribution of Charles Keeling of Caltech, who single handedly had the insight to build the first instruments to measure accurately the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Keeling began his work in 1958, when he measured carbon dioxide at 315 ppm. Since, his work has closely described, with exquisitely sensitive data, a rise to 385 ppm by 2008. This is the highest carbon dioxide level in 800,000 years.
This book is also clear about the human reasons, why global warming is so low in the public's perception of what constitutes a crisis.Read more ›
Drought in central California, flooding in Bangladesh which makes millions homeless, New York infrastructure under water are among these. Cullen makes vivid the disastrous storms, floods, droughts, which are headed humanity's way. She also suggests that climate- changes will be a source of more intense political and military conflict.
She argues that most of us associate global- warming with the melting of the ice- cap only and do not connect this with the everyday weather we are experiencing. I can only say that one of my major reasons for interest in this book is the weather I have been experiencing over the past two weeks ( Late July Early August 2010) in Jerusalem Israel. In my thirty- five years
here I have never seen or felt anything like it. The sheer discomfort alone is I believe reason enough to be alarmed at what is happening.
My own small personal experience aside. This book will give its readers a good overall understanding of one of the most urgent problems facing humanity today.
"The Weather of the Future" is a book that describes how global warming is impacting our climate today and how it will impact our planet's future. With a sound scientific approach renowned climatologist Heidi Cullen provides an interesting insight into climate change by taking us through a journey of seven of the most at-risk locations around the globe and what global warming is projected to do to those areas. This 352-page book is composed of the following two main parts: Part 1. Your Weather is Your Climate and Part 2. The Weather of the Future.
1. Well researched, well-written book.
2. Good explanation of scientific terms that is accessible to the masses.
3. This is a science book at heart. There is no partisan politics to speak of. Ms. Cullen is strictly concerned with the science of the issue and does so with conviction.
4. The difference between weather and climate...time.
5. A great look at climate history and the scientists that made it so.
6. A very good explanation of all the greenhouse gases and their impact. Carbon as the secret ingredient in adjusting the natural thermostat.
7. The mechanisms of weather predictions. Weather models.
8. The link between weather forecasting and the economy.
9. The evolution of the weather models.
10. Fantastic explanation on why the additional carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is raising temperatures.
11. A more extreme planet...find out why.
12. Ms. Cullen never overextends herself. She tells you what we know and what we don't know based on the best evidence possible from the best sources possible.
13. Evolution for good measure.
14.Read more ›
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Heidi Cullen's title teased me into thinking that she would make some predictions about what could be heading our way ("Weather of the Future") Hello?. NOT. Read morePublished 3 months ago by fdoamerica
Not a well-written or thoughtfully composed work. I guess I was looking for more science and less popularity in the book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ron in Mount Airy MD
I enjoyed this book. Ms Cullen has a smooth and easy style and it serves as a warning.Published 6 months ago by B. Thomas
excellent book, good read, easy to understand and some idea's on what to doPublished 8 months ago by sherry
One of the first books I read that delves into the realistic consequences of man-made climate change. Read morePublished 10 months ago by StacyClarkDallasWriter
Although not any easy read for a layperson, the book does a good job of explaining scientific data by illustrating near future scenarios in simple terms. Read morePublished 14 months ago by K. Maher
You can not win this argument, but do you believe they are correct to some percent of probability? This book will help you understand climate change and see how it effects you... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kindle Customer
This book is one of the best that I have read recently. It gave me a new perspective on global warming. Well work the time and money to read this. Read morePublished on January 18, 2014 by Lyndon B. Johnson