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Energy and Climate: Vision for the Future

Michael B. McElroy


The climate of our planet is changing at a rate unprecedented in recent human history. The energy absorbed from the sun exceeds what is returned to space. The planet as a whole is gaining energy. The heat content of the ocean is increasing; the surface and atmosphere are warming; mid-latitude glaciers are melting; sea level is rising. The Arctic Ocean is losing its ice cover. None of these assertions are based on theory but on hard scientific fact. Given the science-heavy nature of climate change, debates and discussions have not played as big a role in the public sphere as they should, and in ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190490331
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190490331.001.0001


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Michael B. McElroy, author