Scientist and expert climber Mark Bowen joined Thompson’s crew on several expeditions; his exciting and brilliantly detailed narrative takes the reader deep inside retreating glaciers from China, across South America, and to Africa to unravel the mysteries of climate. Most important, we learn what Thompson’s hard-won data reveal about global warming, the past, and the earth's probable future.
Dr. James Hansen—leading climate expert for NASA and the world—first broke the international news on global warming at a Senate hearing in 1988. Little did he expect the rising storm of politically motivated resistance, denial, and obstruction that would follow.
Censoring Science delivers the facts behind global warming and the political fight that has surrounded it since the beginning. The eight hottest years on record have occurred in the last decade, and the record for ice melt in the Arctic was broken in 2005 and 2006, and again in 2007. There is now less ice in the polar regions than we have ever known, and the rate of decline is increasing. Meanwhile, NASA’s mission “to understand and protect our home planet” has been canceled by the Bush administration, and the most important science experiments being conducted today on global climate are being gutted by NASA budget cuts.
Censoring Science sets the record straight and reveals the extent of the Bush administration’s censorship of Dr. Hansen’s findings, while showing how we can still prevent irreversible environmental disaster—if the country and the government are willing to face the truth about global warming.
Located at the geographic South Pole, IceCube is unlike most telescopes in that it is not designed to detect light. It employs a cubic kilometer of diamond-clear ice, more than a mile beneath the surface, to detect an elementary particle known as the neutrino. In 2010, it detected the first extraterrestrial high-energy neutrinos and thus gave birth to a new field of astronomy. This instrument can also do pure particle physics, and since the neutrino is one of the strangest and most unfathomable of the known elementary particles, neutrino physics is one of the most active fields in particle physics today.