Vol. 15, issue 10, article # 1

Kondratyev K. Ya. Global climate change: facts, hypotheses, and prospects of development. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2002. V. 15. No. 10. P. 771-783. PDF
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Global climate change studies are reviewed in the context of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report (IPCC) 2001 and U.S. National Academy of Sciences "Climate Change Science." It is shown that these reports are incomplete because they overlook a number of key aspects of the problem (the concept of biotic regulation of environment, interaction of processes in the climatic system, unexpectedly strong paleoclimatic change, the role of solar activity, etc.). Priorities in future studies of the global climate change are outlined.