Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
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Could vast geo-engineering projects offset the impact of climate change? Even if they could, would it be ethical, would it have popular support and could we afford it? A new issue of WIREs Climate Change brings together a range of experts to answer these questions, exploring historical precedents, popular perception of weather manipulation, as well as ethical and governance considerations.
The debate may largely be drawn along political lines, but the human role in climate change remains one of the most controversial questions in 21st century science. Writing in WIREs Climate Change Dr Kevin Trenberth, from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, argues that the evidence for anthropogenic climate change is now so clear that the burden of proof should lie with research which seeks to disprove the human role.
The human impact on the environment, especially through the release of greenhouse gases, is an area of controversy in public understanding of climate change, and is important for predicting future changes. Many studies into our collective impact use climate models to understand the causes of observed climate changes, both globally and in specific regions. Writing in WIREs Climate Change, Professors Gabriele Hegerl from the University of Edinburgh and Francis Zwiers from the University of Victoria assess the role of climate models in studies of observed changes and the robustness of their results.
WIREs Climate Change the award winning interdisciplinary review series from Wiley-Blackwell, presents a “Climate Change Master Class”, bringing together a unique collection of papers by leading authors from across the research spectrum.
Historian Matthias Dörries reveals the role of fear in our understanding of climate change
Does the international strategy to tackle climate change hinge on cooperation between the United States and the Asian economies? This relationship, as represented in the Asia-Pacific Partnership (APP), is debated in two papers published today in WIREs Climate Change