Popular science writer and paleontologist Ward presents breaking news about the link between past mass extinctions and global warming. Disarmingly engaging, Ward combines tales of his own punishing fieldwork with a piquant history of the controversies that have dogged scientists seeking the cause of the "mother of all extinctions" in the Permian period. This provides the foundation for a stunning discovery: evidence of past greenhouse extinctions. As Ward carefully parses the data and its implications, he observes, "the key to climate change seems to be both the level and the rate at which carbon dioxide rises in the atmosphere," no matter its source. Ward also illuminates the symbiosis between ocean currents and climate change, then explains why, as the northern ice cap melts, it is likely that the Atlantic conveyor current system will be altered, thus accelerating climate change. Ward asserts that humankind has flourished during a remarkable period of climatic stability and notes how tragic it will be if our carbon habit brings this boon to a catastrophic end. An important addition to the necessary literature of global warming. Donna Seaman
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Have all of Peter Ward's books...some twenty or so. All of his books are interesting without being too technical.Published 8 months ago by Rebecca S. Warren
Our solar furnace is warming all the planet's and orbs in our galaxy. The sun is entering into extreme phase of activity. Their are no factories etc. on other planet's or moons. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kindle Customer
I am halfway through the book and had to stop to give it a 5-star review.
This is an excellent book and very much a huge help. Read more
Blue skies taken from me
Nothin' but brown skies do I see
Blue birds don’t sing no song
Nothin' but dark skies from now on
I never saw the sun... Read more
There actually was a green sky at one time and oceans full of hydrogen sulfide and noxious fumes with the resulting extinction of thousands of species. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Brian Allen
I recommend this to anyone who likes quality reading about current knowledge of this planet and the cosmos. Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by Doc Wallin
The “Green Sky” here refers to what the sky over a “Canfield Ocean” may look like. The book describes the outcome of the accelerating dynamics of global climate change based on... Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Nirmalan Dhas