It is amazing that in such a short book, Weart has managed to stuff in most of the truly important events and characters in the evolution of the global-warming issue. To be sure, I could think of many issues that he left out — such as the need for transient calculations and the pioneers of signal-to-noise ratios in the 1970s who helped to bring about better interpretations of the model results — but Weart manages to cover many of these in an excellent website produced as a companion to the book. … The Discovery of Global Warming is … up-to-date, … balanced historically, beautifully written and, not least important, short and to the point. I think the IPCC needs to enlist a few good historians like Weart for its next assessment.

Link to full book review in Nature