The Carbon Cycle, T.M.L. Wigley and D.S. Schimel (Editors), 2000, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 292 p. (Hardcover $64.95) ISBN: 0-521-58337-3.

Carbon dioxide is one of the most potent greenhouse gases that have been released in increasing amounts by human activity since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the early 19th century. An exponential rise in atmospheric CO2 concentrations over the same period has been attributed to industrial activity. A number of international scientific programs have been developed in order to address two crucial topics regarding the possible influence of this rise on global climate. These topics include...

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