Climate Change

Climate Change : What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

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"This is, for my money, the best single-source primer on the state of climate change." (New York Magazine)

"The right book at the right time: accessible, comprehensive, unflinching, humane." (The Daily Beast)

"A must-read." (The Guardian)

The essential primer on what will be the defining issue of our time, CLIMATE CHANGE: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) is a clear-eyed overview of the science, conflicts, and implications of our warming planet.

From Joseph Romm, Chief Science Advisor for National Geographic's Years of Living Dangerously series and one of Rolling Stone's "100 people who are changing America," CLIMATE CHANGE offers user-friendly, scientifically rigorous answers to the most difficult (and commonly politicized) questions surrounding what climatologist Lonnie Thompson has deemed "a clear and present danger to civilization."

Questions about climate change addressed in this guide include:

* How will climate change affect day-to-day life in the coming decades?
* What are the implications of owning coastal property in the age of climate change?
* Is retirement to South Florida (or the U.S. Southwest, or even Southern Europe) safe?
* What are the implications of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris climate treaty?
* What does Donald Trump's presidency mean for climate action in the United States and around the globe?
* Are efforts to combat climate change making a difference?

As the global response to climate change continues to evolve, CLIMATE CHANGE: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) offers smart, unblemished answers to the most difficult questions in an area dogged by misunderstanding and politicization.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 346 pages
  • 147 x 216 x 23mm | 498g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 019086611X
  • 9780190866112
  • 2,675,192

Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
PREFACE: Why You Need To Know About Climate Change

I. Climate Science Basics

II. Extreme Weather and Climate Change

III. Projected Climate Impacts

IV. Avoiding The Worst Impacts

V. Climate Politics and Policies

VI. The Role of Clean Energy

VII. Climate Change and You

PRIMARY SOURCES
ENDNOTES
INDEX
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Given the pressing need for action, CLIMATE CHANGE is the right book at the right time: accessible, comprehensive, unflinching, humane. The Daily Beast
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Given the pressing need for action, CLIMATE CHANGE is the right book at the right time: accessible, comprehensive, unflinching, humane. * The Daily Beast * A must-read for those who want to become climate literate and join the growing conversation about the greatest threat humanity faces today. * The Guardian * Romm provides a useful primer on the drivers of climate change, the ways that the world might achieve that target, and the obstacles to moving away from business as usual... [the book] is full of useful information and accessible analysis. * Foreign Affairs * An up-to-date, comprehensive examination of the science behind climate change, what these environmental issues mean for the future, and possible clean energy solutions. * Mother Earth News *
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About Joseph Romm

Joseph Romm, Ph.D., is one of the country's most influential communicators on climate science and solutions. Romm is Chief Science Advisor for National Geographic's Years of Living Dangerously series, which won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Series. He is the founding editor of Climate Progress, which New York Times columnist Tom Friedman called "the indispensable blog." In 2009, Time named him one of its "Heroes of
the Environment," calling him "The Web's most influential climate-change blogger." In 2009, Rolling Stone put Romm on its list of 100 "people who are reinventing America." Romm was acting assistant secretary of energy in 1997, where he oversaw $1 billion in low-carbon technology development and deployment. He is a Senior Fellow at the
Center for American Progress and holds a Ph.D. in physics from MIT.
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