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Chosen for the 2011 ASLI Choice - Honorable Mention (History Category) for a compendium of the key scientific papers that undergird the global warming forecast.

Global warming is arguably the defining scientific issue of modern times, but it is not widely appreciated that the foundations of our understanding were laid almost two centuries ago with the postulation of a greenhouse effect by Fourier in 1827. The sensitivity of climate to changes in atmospheric CO2 was first estimated about one century ago, and the rise in atmospheric CO2 concentration was discovered half a century ago. The fundamentals of the science underlying the forecast for human-induced climate change were being published and debated long before the issue rose to public prominence in the last few decades.

The Warming Papers is a compendium of the classic scientific papers that constitute the foundation of the global warming forecast. The paper trail ranges from Fourier and Arrhenius in the 19th Century to Manabe and Hansen in modern times. Archer and Pierrehumbert provide introductions and commentary which places the papers in their context and provide students with tools to develop and extend their understanding of the subject.

The book captures the excitement and the uncertainty that always exist at the cutting edge of research, and is invaluable reading for students of climate science, scientists, historians of science, and others interested in climate change.

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Global warming is arguably the defining scientific issue of moderntimes, but it is not widely appreciated that the foundations of ourunderstanding were laid almost two centuries ago with thepostulation of a greenhouse effect by Fourier in 1827. Thesensitivity of climate to changes in atmospheric CO2 wasfirst estimated about one century ago, and the rise in atmosphericCO2 concentration was discovered half a centuryago.  The fundamentals of the science underlying the forecastfor human-induced climate change were being  published anddebated long before the issue rose to public prominence in the lastfew decades.

The Warming Papers is a compendium of the classicscientific papers that constitute the foundation of the globalwarming forecast.  The paper trail ranges from Fourier andArrhenius in the 19th Century  to Manabe and Hansenin modern times. Archer and Pierrehumbert provide introductions andcommentary which places the papers in their context and providestudents with tools to develop and extend their understanding ofthe subject.

The book capture the excitement and the uncertainty that alwaysexist at the cutting edge of research, and is invaluable readingfor students of climate science, scientists, historians of science,and others interested in climate change.

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David Archer is a Professor in Geophysical Sciences, and afellow of the American Geophysical Union.  His researchpertains to the global carbon cycle and its relation to Earth'sclimate in the past and the future.  Archer is the author ofThe Long Thaw: How humans are changing the next 100,000 years ofEarth's climate (Princeton University Press, 2008), anundergraduate text book called Global Warming: Understanding theForecast (Blackwell, 2006), and a summary guide to the IPCC FourthScientific Assessment Report called The Climate Crisis (CambridgeUniversity Press, 2009).

Ray Pierrehumbert is the Louis Block Professor inGeophysical Sciences, a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union,and was named Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques by theRepublic of France.  Pierrehumbert studies the physics ofclimate, especially regarding the long-term evolution of theclimates of Earth, Mars.Venus, Titan and extrasolar planets.Pierrehumbert was an author of the Intergovernmental Panel onClimate Change's Third Assessment Report (1997-2001), and a memberof the National Research Council's Panel on Abrupt Climate Changeand its Societal Impacts (2000-2001), and is currently serving onthe National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Science andClimate, and the National Research Council Panel on CO2Stabilization Targets.

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