As man’s ability to disrupt the climate becomes increasingly apparent,evidence is mounting that human-activity–induced climate changes may well rival anything nature can produce. If the consensus of the international climatological community is correct, and if worldwide use of fossil fuel continues to increase atmospheric carbon dioxide, mankind is
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Overview -- Introduction -- Carbon Dioxide and Climatic Change -- Impacts of Climatic Change -- Policy Decisions and Measures Dealing with the Carbon Dioxide/Climate Problem -- Appendices -- Past and Future Fossil Fuel Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Emissions -- Results of Experiments with Climate Models -- Sources of Information for Climate Scenarios
William W. Kelloggis a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and an architect of the World Climate Programme of the World Meteorological Organization.
Robert Schwareis a political scientist in the Advanced Study Program at NCAR. They wrote this book under the auspices of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, supported by a contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.