Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change
In the 60s, "Silent Spring" forced us to pay attention to the problem with pesticides. The 70s galvanized the nation to conserve. In the 90s our communities came together to "reduce, reuse, and recycle." And now, the first decade of the new millennium will focus our attention on our most urgent environmental challenge yet: global warming and the potential for irreversible climate change.
In a clear and understandable style, "Stormy Weather" explains why we and the planet have reached this over-heated situation and how scientists predict "runaway" climate change will affect the Earth and our lives. The solutions to global warming revolve around 12 core methods of reducing our use of fossil fuels and filling our energy needs with solar, wind, tidal, and bio fuels. Each user-friendly solution is organized on two facing pages with a description, illustrations, quotations, resources, and a detailed "how-to" section. Solutions are grouped by social sector-Individuals; Citizen Groups; Towns and Cities; State Government; Power Utilities; Businesses; Oil, Coal & Gas Corporations; Automobile Corporations; National Governments; and Developing Nations-breaking-up these vital planet-saving tasks into manageable activities for both individuals and larger organizations.
From riding your bike to the office to developing sustainable transportation infrastructures, and from launching a tree-planting initiative in your community to negotiating a global forests protection treaty, this critical book will help anyone and everyone-on a small or grand scale-to participate in cooling our planet's troubled atmosphere.
Guy Dauncy is the publisher of the monthly environmental newsletter "EcoNews" and the author of "EarthFuture" (New Society Publishers, 1999), and "After the Crash" (Greenprint UK, 1996). He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
Patrick Mazza is a staff writer and researcher with Earth Island Institute's Climate Solutions. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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The ecology is a function by nature, it is renewal thus needs consumption in order to have presence of renewal. There has to be potential to have presence. The secret of ecology is to understand the presence of the structure in proper action, the intigreated parts have purpose as individuals but need co-operation as a whole to keep stoppage from occuring. Mankind over use and abuse of all aspects of ecology functions has brouight it to the point of failure, stoppage occurrs at the time total failure occurrs and mankind demise also happens at that time as there is no turn around time, turn around has to happen now, wheather disruption has occurred this is the warning that failure is immenant. What is required to bring back proper function of the ecology is replenish forestation to 1955 volume levels world wide, not just in one country but all countries. The Sun emits rays that build up in the Earths crust and this is why trees have a broad spectrum of leaves, they protect the Earths crust from to much energy presence plus they avail nutrition in their cycle of life to all venues of the ecology be it land or sea, too much energy and potential is lost, birds can not fly, nor aircraft. They have to be able to develope potential in order to change plain of travel. Forestation cover provides quality of life even to mankind along with the rest of living beings on Earth. Save all of it by restabling forestation volume before it comes too and ends for all of life.