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Creste oare temperatura planetei?

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S. George Philander

Creste oare temperatura planetei?

Editura: Curtea Veche

Anul aparitiei: 2002

Nu tehnica este elementul periculos. Nu exista o demonie a tehnicii. Exista in schimb misterul esentei ei. Ca un destin al scoaterii din ascundere, esenta tehnicii reprezinta pericolul. (Martin Heidegger)Prometeu intruchipeaza mitul omului progresist, care indrazneste sa aduca focul in mijlocul oamenilor. Oare putem intelege astazi mai bine ca oricand ratiunile pedepsirii lui de catre zei Colectia Prometeu isi propune sa dezvaluie ce se intampla in spatele usilor inchise ale laboratoarelor, unde oameni de stiinta in halate albe ne pregatesc destinul.Care este pretul unui nivel de trai sporit in lumea de astazi? Este oare incalzirea globala un fenomen datorat, cel putin in parte, activitatilor umane? Ameninta ea conditiile de viata de pe Pamant? Specialistii dau raspunsuri diferite la aceste intrebari. Insa problema este prea importanta pentru a fi lasata exclusiv in seama cercurilor stiintifice. S. George Philander, profesor la Universitatea Princeton, crede ca responsabilitatea si implicarea sunt cuvintele-cheie care ar trebui sa defineasca atitudinea potrivita pentru fiecare om. La discutarea politicilor de mediu trebuie sa participe cat mai multi oameni, cu o singura conditie - ...

  

El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation El

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S. George Philander (Author)

El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation

Editura: ACADEMIC PR INC

Anul aparitiei: 1989

El Nino and the Southern Oscillation is by far the most striking phenomenon caused by the interplay of ocean and atmosphere. It can be explained neither in strictly oceanographic nor strictly meteorological terms. This volume provides a brief history of the subject, summarizes the oceanographic and meteorological observations and theories, and discusses the recent advances in computer modeling studies of the phenomenon. Includes a comprehensive and up-to-date research surveyDiscusses in detail sophisticated computer modelsProvides a clear exposition of the major problems which prevent more accurate predictions of El Nino

  

Is the Temperature Rising?: The Uncertain Science

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S. George Philander (Author)

Is the Temperature Rising?: The Uncertain Science of Global Warning

Editura: PRINCETON UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 2000

Most of us have heard the dire predictions about global warming. Some experts insist that warming has already started, and they warn of such impending disasters as the sea level rising to flood coastal cities. Others, however, have issued loud counterclaims, assuring us that global warming is a myth based on misleading data. How can we tell who is right, and how we should respond? And why is there no scientific consensus on a matter of such vital importance? George Philander addresses these questions in this book, as he guides the nonscientific reader through new ideas about the remarkable and intricate factors that determine the world's climate. In simple, nontechnical language, Philander describes how the interplay between familiar yet endlessly fascinating phenomena--winds and clouds, light and air, land and sea--maintains climates that permit a glorious diversity of fauna and flora to flourish on Earth. That interplay also creates such potent weather disrupters as El Nino and La Nina, translates modest fluctuations in sunlight into global climate changes as dramatic as the Ice Age, and determines the Earth's response to the gases we are discharging into the atmosphere, such as ...

  

Our Affair with El Nino: How We Transformed an

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Our Affair with El Nino: How We Transformed an Enchanting Peruvian Current Into a Global Climate Hazard

Editura: PRINCETON UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 2006

Until 1997, few people had heard of the seasonal current that Peruvians nicknamed El Nino. But when meteorologists linked it to devastating floods in California, severe droughts in Indonesia, and strange weather everywhere, its name became entrenched in the common parlance faster than a typhoon making landfall. Bumper stickers appeared bearing the phrase "Don't blame me; blame El Nino." Stockbrokers muttered "El Nino" when the market became erratic. What's behind this fascinating natural phenomenon, and how did our perceptions of it change? In this captivating book, renowned oceanographer George Philander engages readers in lucid and stimulating discussions of the scientific, political, economic and cultural developments that shaped our perceptions of this force of nature. The book begins by outlining the history of El Nino, an innocuous current that appears off the coast of Peru around Christmastime--its name refers to the Child Jesus--and originally was welcomed as a blessing. It goes on to explore how our perceptions of El Nino were transformed, not because the phenomenon changed, but because we did. Philander argues persuasively that familiarity with the different facets of our ...

  
 
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