Temperature of the Earth
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Temperature of the Earth

About the Book

This is a 60-page e-book that explains the heat balance of our planet in simple physics terms, going back 5 million years and projecting to future temperatures. Plentiful data, new analyses, clear writing and many illustrations. High school level and up.

About the Author

Malcolm McGeoch
Malcolm McGeoch

Malcolm McGeoch is a physicist who had no intention of writing about “climate change” until he was stung into action by a well-funded attack on science facilitated by among others, the Wall St. Journal. He wrote “Temperature of the Earth” to assemble the facts in a condensed form with minimal mathematics, for a wide readership.

Table of Contents



Page                           Topic


4                    Temperature

5                    Heat and radiation

7                    A first estimate of Earth’s surface temperature

9                    Historical temperatures (first look)

11                  Earthshine: albedo of the Earth

13                  The Atmosphere

15                  Earth’s energy budget

18                  Surface temperature versus latitude

20                  Paleo-temperature: what is the past history?

25                  The recent past: measurements of CO2 and CH4

26                  Insolation: orbital effects on the solar irradiation of Earth.

28                  How the greenhouse gases produce their warming effect: CO2

30                  A question somebody asked

31                  How the greenhouse gases produce their warming effect: CH4

33                  Where does the methane come from?

35                  Roundup of Radiative Forcing (RF) for CO2, CH4 and N2O

37                  Forcing heat goes mainly into the oceans

38                  How much sea level rise do we expect from the RF heat input?

44                  Future sea level

45                  What future temperature should we expect?

50                  Radiative transport in the atmosphere: supplement

52                  Evaporation to the rescue?

55                 Habitability

56                  Practical measures

57                  Refresher course

59                  About the Author


Copyright Malcolm McGeoch 2018. All rights reserved.

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