Preface.- Chapter 1: The Astronomical Connection.- Chapter 2: The Physics of a Crisis.- Chapter 3: Climate and Weather.- Chapter 4: The Physics of a Crisis.- Chapter 5: Short-Term Climate Variation.- Chapter 6: Gravitational Interactions of the Solar System.- Chapter 7: Understanding the Larger Solar Cycles.- Chapter 8: Climate Models.- Chapter 9: Interpretations of the Data.- Chapter 10: Global Warming on Other Worlds.- Chapter 11: Ice Ages and Long-Term Cycles.- Chapter 12: Cosmic Crisis.- Index.
Climate change is acknowledged as being one of the most important areas of research today. Increasing global temperatures will impact all of us to a greater or lesser extent. From the point of view of research it is an enormously important and complex subject. However, little attention is paid to its relationship to astronomy, the sun in particular but not exclusively.
Though directed at an astronomically inclined readership, and providing some less well-known astronomically related information, studies and concepts, this book will also appeal to a broader public, who need to understand the subject of climate change and learn of all the various theories and possible solutions.