Thursday, June 26, 2008

I attended the Climate Change Conference at the University of Chicago this week. I want to share a great blog published by one of our speakers David Archer, a computational ocean chemist at the University of Chicago. He has published research on the carbon cycle of the ocean and the sea floor, at present, in the past, and in the future. His textbook Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast has been well received. His new book The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate argues that not only are massive climate changes coming if we humans continue on our current path, but many of these changes will last for millennia.

Archer suggested two titles worth reading: Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas and Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert.

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