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The Resource Brave new Arctic : the untold story of the melting North, Mark C. Serreze

Brave new Arctic : the untold story of the melting North, Mark C. Serreze

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Brave new Arctic : the untold story of the melting North
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Brave new Arctic
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the untold story of the melting North
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Mark C. Serreze
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eng
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In the 1990s, researchers in the Arctic noticed that floating summer sea ice had begun receding. This was accompanied by shifts in ocean circulation and unexpected changes in weather patterns throughout the world. The Arctic's perennially frozen ground, known as permafrost, was warming, and treeless tundra was being overtaken by shrubs. What was going on? Brave New Arctic is Mark Serreze's riveting firsthand account of how scientists from around the globe came together to find answers
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Documenting the connection between unprecedented ice-melting in the Arctic and climate change throughout the world. Climatologist Serreze (Geography and Environmental Sciences/Univ. of Colorado; co-author: The Arctic Climate System, 2006), who directs the National Snow and Ice Data Center, makes frequent trips to the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic. In his latest book, he combines advocacy, tales of his personal experiences in the far north, narratives from other climate scientists, and explanations of how sound science functions. The author shares the story of how he entered the field of climate science by accident; why, at first, he thought the climate might be getting colder rather than warmer, based on measurements from complicated Arctic weather systems; how, year after year, he became further convinced about the reality of global warming due to slowly accumulating data; and why he began to participate avidly in a scientific consensus combating climate-change deniers, most of whom have been politically motivated. Ultimately, what Serreze produces is a kind of detective story; the major crime is the human causation of global warming. The clues, however, are often presented through highly technical data, meaning general readers must labor to understand the terminology underlying those clues. Ultimately, the evidence becomes clear—in part due to Serreze's repetition—that Arctic ice is shrinking in mass, thus warming the ocean, and that the ice in Greenland is rapidly melting, thus raising sea levels in dangerous ways. Furthermore, the permafrost traditionally covering Arctic ground is warming and thawing. All of these factors contribute greatly to global warming. In fact, notes the author, new warming records are being established nearly every year. The author believes the only solution is reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but even that difficult task will result in only modest positive change at this juncture. An alarming, evidence-based book by a scientist who is not by nature an alarmist. (Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2018)
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Serreze, Mark C
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577.27/609113
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
LC call number
QC994.8
LC item number
.S4754 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Science Essentials
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  • Climatic changes
  • Arctic regions
  • Arctic regions
  • Climatology
  • Global warming
  • Global environmental change
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatology
  • Ecology
  • Global environmental change
  • Global warming
  • Arctic Regions
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the untold story of the melting north
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Brave new Arctic : the untold story of the melting North, Mark C. Serreze
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-249) and index
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Contents
Beginnings -- It's not what it used to be -- The Arctic stirs -- Unaami -- Epiphany -- Rude awakenings -- Looking ahead
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on1001807455
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691173993
Lccn
2017031687
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
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(OCoLC)1001807455
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Brave new Arctic : the untold story of the melting North, Mark C. Serreze
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- It's not what it used to be -- The Arctic stirs -- Unaami -- Epiphany -- Rude awakenings -- Looking ahead
Control code
on1001807455
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691173993
Lccn
2017031687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1001807455

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