The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth

The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth

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By (author) Tim Flannery

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  • Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Format: Paperback | 359 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 206mm x 25mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 12 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0802142923
  • ISBN 13: 9780802142924
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 83,379

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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 Niqo ever recorded, the most devastating hurricane in two hundred years, the hottest European summer on record, and one of the worst storm seasons ever experienced in Florida. With one out of every five living things on this planet committed to extinction by the levels of greenhouse gases that will accumulate in the next few decades, we are 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. Along with a riveting history of climate change, Tim 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 CO2 emissions by as much as 70 percent.

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"At last, here is a clear and readable account of one of the most important but controversial issues facing everyone in the world today. If you are not already addicted to Tim Flannery's writing, discover him now: "The Weather Makers" is his best book yet." --Jared Diamond, author of "Collapse" and "Guns, Germs & Steel"