An Insightful Review By Brendan Barrett Of The Book Authored By Roger A. Pielke Jr – The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won’t Tell You About Global Warming

There is an informative review of

The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won’t Tell You About Global Warming by Roger A. Pielke Jr

by Brandan Barrett of the United Nations University as posted on my son’s weblog. The review is

What kind of climate fix would you prefer?

 With respect to the perspective that we have urged be adopted in our article

Pielke Sr., R., K. Beven, G. Brasseur, J. Calvert, M. Chahine, R. Dickerson, D. Entekhabi, E. Foufoula-Georgiou, H. Gupta, V. Gupta, W. Krajewski, E. Philip Krider, W. K.M. Lau, J. McDonnell,  W. Rossow,  J. Schaake, J. Smith, S. Sorooshian,  and E. Wood, 2009: Climate change: The need to consider human forcings besides greenhouse gases. Eos, Vol. 90, No. 45, 10 November 2009, 413. Copyright (2009) American Geophysical Union.

this review further emphasizes this view in the text

“Pielke’s approach to climate science and policy-making is based on pragmatism and common sense. He accepts that CO2 influences the climate system, perhaps irreversibly, but points out that even if we succeed in reducing CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere to a low level, “we would not have solved the larger challenge of addressing human influences on the climate system”. Put simply, stabilizing CO2 emissions in the atmosphere would not stop climate change if other human influences remain unaddressed (e.g., deforestation, urbanization, desertification, atmospheric aerosols, etc.).”

The entire review (and the book) are worth reading.

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