Author: E. Kirsten Peters
Number of Pages: 290
This is an intelligent look at the invaluable contribution geology has made to our understanding of climate change. In the publicity surrounding global warming, climate scientists are usually the experts consulted by the media. We rarely hear from geologists, who for almost 200 years have been studying the history of Earth's dramatic and repeated climate revolutions, as revealed in the evidence of rocks and landscapes. This volume describes the important contributions that geology has made to our understanding of climate change. What emerges is a much more complex and nuanced picture than we usually see. Authoritative yet accessible. "The Whole Story of Climate Change" is essential reading for understanding on of the world's most important contemporary debates.