Less Heat, More Light: A Guided Tour of Weather, Climate, and Climate Change
John D. Aber (Yale University Press)
There is an ever-growing need for plain-language, genuinely interesting, and solid scientific descriptions of our planetary changes to serve the public and policymakers. John D. Aber ’71 BS, ’73 MFS, ’76 PhD provides a scientific exploration of the history of climate change science, what drives changes in weather and climate, and how our knowledge about our globe is built from first principles of multiple fields. The goal of the book, Aber says, is to convey that the basics of weather, climate, and climate change have been known for decades and that relatively simple descriptions can help the public better understand the factors affecting climate and weather.
Dean Indy Burke says, “John Aber makes weather, climate, and climate change fascinating. His clear language and visuals are the best foundation I have seen for understanding the Earth system now and how it is likely to change in the future.”