A preview of Paleoclimate
NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Michael L. Bender's Paleoclimate (Princeton University Press, 2013). The preview consists of chapter 12, "Anthropogenic Global Warming in the Context of Paleoscience," in which Bender writes, "The problem of anthropogenic global change, then, is not necessary that we are heading for a less habitable planet. The problem is that both natural ecosystems and civilizations are aligned to the historic pattern of climate and water resources."
Praising Paleoclimate, Daniel Shrag writes, "The history of Earth's climate is an essential context for understanding anthropogenic climate change in the future. Michael Bender pulls together this vast area of science and distills it to the essentials, delivering a comprehensive view of the evolution of Earth's climate at a level useful to scientists and the general reader." Michael L. Bender is professor of geosciences and atmospheric/ocean sciences at Princeton University.