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The Goldilocks Planet: The 4 billion year story of Earth's climate

Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams

Abstract

Climate change is a major topic of concern today and will be so for the foreseeable future, as predicted changes in global temperatures, rainfall, and sea level continue to take place. But as Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams reveal in The Goldilocks Planet, the climatic changes we are experiencing today hardly compare to the changes the Earth has seen over the last 4.5 billion years. Indeed, the vast history that the authors relate here is dramatic and often abrupt--with massive changes in global and regional climate, from bitterly cold to sweltering hot, from arid to humid. They introduce us ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199593576
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199593576.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Zalasiewicz, author

Mark Williams, author