Generation Us : The Challenge of Global Warming
In clear and accessible language, Generation Us explains the phenomenon of global warming, outlines the threat it presents to future generations and offers a path toward solutions to the problem. The reality of global warming has long been accepted within the scientific community, yet it remains a hotly debated topic at the political and social level. Why is this? Is it the fact that the ultimate effects of global warming will not be felt in our lifetimes? Do we really feel no moral responsibility for future generations? Dr. Weaver, one of the world's leading experts in the field, contends that, just as humans have been responsible for creating the problem of global warming, we must also be the solution.
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 150 x 180 x 10mm | 140g
- 01 May 2011
- Orca Book Publishers,Canada
- Victoria, Canada
Other books in this series
Global warming, the environment, science, nature
Back cover copy
"Andrew Weaver is one of the few scientists of his generation with the courage and conviction to put his career on the line and speak out about an issue (climate change) that he understands perhaps better than any other Canadian. For his remarkable work in the field-and for this clear and easily understandable book-we owe him a debt of gratitude." David Suzuki The reality of global warming has long been accepted within the scientific community, yet it remains a hotly debated topic at the political and social level. Why? Is it because the ultimate effects of global warming will not be felt in our lifetimes? Do we feel no responsibility for future generations? Dr. Weaver contends that, just as humans have been responsible for creating the problem of global warming, we must also be the solution. Dr. Andrew J. Weaver, Canada's top climate scientist, is professor and Research Chair in climate modeling and analysis at the University of Victoria. He was a lead author in the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
"Generation Us is like a climate change CliffNotes...This is a short, succinct, clear and readable rendering of the science--followed by a passionate appeal for us all to move from "Generation Me" (which really seems to have outlasted its stylishness) to Generation Us, in which we start taking seriously the opportunity we have to mitigate the climate damage that we have already inflicted on future generations...For someone coming to this topic without any science background, GenUs is a perfect introduction--and as such is an important addition to the climate library."--DeSmogBlog.com