The Climate Demon

The Climate Demon Past, Present, and Future of Climate Prediction

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Publisher's Synopsis

Climate predictions - and the computer models behind them - play a key role in shaping public opinion and our response to the climate crisis. Some people interpret these predictions as 'prophecies of doom' and some others dismiss them as mere speculation, but the vast majority are only vaguely aware of the science behind them. This book gives a balanced view of the strengths and limitations of climate modeling. It covers historical developments, current challenges, and future trends in the field. The accessible discussion of climate modeling only requires a basic knowledge of science. Uncertainties in climate predictions and their implications for assessing climate risk are analyzed, as are the computational challenges faced by future models. The book concludes by highlighting the dangers of climate 'doomism', while also making clear the value of predictive models, and the severe and very real risks posed by anthropogenic climate change.

Book information

ISBN: 9781009018043
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 551.63
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 350
Weight: 648g
Height: 153mm
Width: 229mm
Spine width: 24mm