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January 24, 2007

Phaeton's Reins Environment  Science/Technology

MIT meteorologist Kerry Emanuel, one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2006, has published a superb overview of the science of global warming in the Boston Review [link via RealClimate].

Long, but lucid, and well worth the effort of working your way through. Excellent discussions of how the greenhouse effect actually works, how a variety of factors interact as climate changes, how climate scientists separate the effects of human activity from other sources of climate variability, and the most elegant description I've seen of how chaotic systems are sensitive to small changes in initial conditions.

Very highly recommended.

Posted by Jonathan at January 24, 2007 04:07 PM  del.icio.us digg NewsVine Reddit YahooMyWeb


Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Posted by: Kevin at January 25, 2007 03:47 PM