on 22 March 2014
[edited 17/05/14] I acquired this textbook because it seemed to be the best of its kind. Another reviewer says: "... it is unequalled in breadth, depth and lucidity. It is the single volume that I recommend to every one of my students in atmospheric science..."
Salby has done the worst of all possible things, in the mind of anti-climate-skeptics. His very expertise as a climate scientist has led him to become an apostate to the party line. He believes that the rise in carbon dioxide can be explained in purely natural terms, invoking Henry's Law. For this apostasy, he was hounded out of his top teaching and research post - life was made unbearable.
Check the evidence on all sides, as per Scientific Method.
Marcel Leroux also wrote firstrate textbooks on Climate Science - but because he became a climate skeptic, his Wikipedia page was deleted. Marcel Leroux, Zbigniew Jaworowski, Nils-Axel Morner, and many more have had their work and reputations trashed, and been chased into oblivion, for the crime of having been good scientists with integrity whose findings led them to skepticism of manmade global warming.