TITLE

Odds on the greenhouse

AUTHOR(S)
Begley, Sharon; Rogers, Adam
PUB. DATE
December 1997
SOURCE
Newsweek;12/1/1997, Vol. 130 Issue 22, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on attempts to predict whether global warming will occur, and if it does, what its effects will be, in light of the environmental summit meeting in Japan in December, 1997. Inability to forecast 24 hours ahead, let alone 100 years; Arguments over the likelihood of increased storm activity; Uncertainty of weather prediction; Climatological models.
ACCESSION #
9712011472

 

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