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The Great Ocean Conveyor by Wally Broecker
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Aug 10, 11

bookshelves: climate-change, general-science

Broecker is doubtless an eminent paleoclimatologist and has made brilliant contributions to understanding the sometimes crazy swings in oceanic circulations and global climate. But this book is going to be very hard going for a general audience. Even if you know a reasonable amount on the subject it can be a difficult read. (The complexities of oxygen isotopes' role as a proxy for precipitation and temperature are truly staggering -- matched only by the cleverness of those who figured out how to use them.)



Other than being a tough read at times, I did find the apparent slights against climate models (and modellers) unnecessary and a little grating.
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