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Wallace S. Broecker

Born: November 29, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: W.S. Broecker

Connection to Illinois: Broecker was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended Wheaton College.

Biography: Broecker is a geophysicist and professor. He has been the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Newberry Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences since 1977.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Wallace S. Broecker on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Chemical oceanography
ISBN: 0155064371 OCLC: 983935

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich New York, [1974]

Fixing climate :
ISBN: 0809045028 OCLC: 166390169

Hill and Wang, New York : 2008.

An unconventional study of the issue of global warming focuses on the root cause of the problem--the influx of carbon dioxide into Earth's atmosphere--and argues that only the development of new technologies can reduce carbon dioxide output.

Fixing climate :
ISBN: 9781429930444 OCLC: 872599530

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York : 2013.

Dealing with the Root Cause of Global Warming Calls for New Remedies, Says Expert The product of a unique collaboration between a pioneering earth scientist and an award winning science writer, Fixing Climate takes an unconventional approach to the vitally important issue of global warming. Wallace S. Broecker, a longtime researcher at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, warned about the possible consequences of global warming decades before the concept entered popular consciousness. Hooked on climate studies since his student days, he has learned, largely through his own findings, that climate changes--naturally, dramatically, and rarely benignly. He also knows from experience that when mankind pushes nature as we are currently doing by dumping some sixty to seventy million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every day, climate will change even more dramatically and less benignly. As Broecker points out, if a well-meaning fairy godmother were to turn us all into energysaving paragons at the stroke of midnight tonight, the resulting reduction in atmospheric carbon dioxide might lessen but could not turn aside the great warming tide now headed our way. There is, nonetheless, a glimmer of hope in the development of new technologies that are directed not only at the reduction of carbon dioxide output but also at its harmless disposal. Told by skilled science journalist Robert Kunzig, Fixing Climate is a timely and informative story that makes for riveting reading.

The Carbon cycle and atmospheric CO₂ :
ISBN: 0875900607 OCLC: 11918796