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Sometime this century the day will arrive when the human influence on the climate will overwhelm all other natural factors. Over the past decade, the world has seen the most powerful El Nino ever recorded, the most devastating hurricane in two hundred years, the hottest European summer on record (which killed twenty-six thousand people in two months), the first South Atlantic hurricane, and one of the worst storm seasons ever experienced to date in Florida. With one out of every five living thinks on this planet committed to extinction by the levels of greenhouse gases that will accumulate in the next few decades, we are now reaching a global climatic tipping point.
The Weather Makers is both an urgent warning and a call to arms, outlining the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Originally somewhat of a global-warming skeptic, Tim Flannery spent several years researching the topic and offers a connect-the-dots approach for a reading public that has received patchy and misleading on the subject. Pulling on his expertise as a scientist to discuss climate change from a historical perspective, Flannery also explains how it is interconnected across the planet.
Along with a riveting history of how climate change has shaped our planet's evolution, Flannery offers specific suggestions for action for both lawmakers and individuals, from investing in renewable power sources like wind, solar, and geothermal energy, to offering an action plan with steps each and every one of us can take right now to reduce deadly carbon dioxide emissions by a s much as 70 percent.
Although credited with triggering the debate that caused the Australian goernment to clarify its stance on the science behind global warming, The Weather Makers is the most comprehensive and accessible book yet written by a world-renowned scientist on the greatest crisis facing the planet in the next century.
Both book and dustjacket of this hardcover copy are in excellent condition, without writing, marks or tears, little discernable cover wear, no remainder marks, not price-clipped and not ex-library.