Michael Allaby, «Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate»
ISBN: 0816063486 | edition 2006 | PDF | 825 pages | 19,8 mb
Everyone has an interest in the weather, and in recent years that interest has intensified. Climates always change over long periods. The weather the world experiences today is different from that of the Little Ice Age of the 17th century and of the Middle Ages, when the climate was warm and England was a major wine producer. Today, though, there are fears that the climate may be changing faster than it has done for thousands of years and that the gases released into the air from cars, factories, domestic fires, power stations, farming, and forest clearance may be accelerating that change. This concern is now driving climatic research.