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Astronomy and the Climate Crisis

  • Antony¬†Cooke

Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 275-280

About this book

Introduction

Climate change is one of the most hotly debated issues of today. Increasing global temperatures will impact all of us. There are more questions than answers, however, and sweeping statements on the subject made by public figures, often with little scientific understanding, only further
confuses public opinion.

Astronomical factors, apart from passing references to the Sun, are given short shrift in relation to climate change. However, they might be amongst the major determinants of it.  A presentation of those that have been studied that some scientists suspect might be involved are featured in this book. Included is an in-depth look at the physics of climate itself, the potential effects of the Sun, solar storms, sunspots, solar variability, the magnetosphere, solar cycles, influences of nearby planets, orbital factors, cosmic rays, possible galactic influences, monitoring from space, even climate change elsewhere in the solar system, and much more.

The greatest challenge climate change scientists face is determining actual world climate statistics and analyzing the historical record. Another challenge lies in evaluating all of the various theories that have been proposed. Is the current climate crisis completely human-induced, as some
very credible sources say, or only partly human-induced.? Is carbon dioxide even the real threat? If not, what is?

Astronomy and the Climate Crisis is a serious attempt to reconcile the various scientific climate change studies, highlighting in particular the astronomical factors that are possibly hidden culprits. This book can help you to become
informed and join the debate. You might be very surprised at what you find out!

 

Keywords

Astronomy and climate Climate challenges Climate change Climate change theories Earth climate Global warming Greenhouse effect Solar output Solar radiation Solar system variations

Authors and affiliations

  • Antony¬†Cooke
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  1. 1.Capistrano BeachUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4608-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4607-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4608-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-659X
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