Seven years to save the planet: the questions ... and answers

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WN, Oct 7, 2008 - House & Home - 287 pages
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We can save the planet in seven years and Bill McGuire is here to tell us how. For the past decade, Professor McGuire has been running the largest academic hazard research center in Europe, advising governments and multinationals on natural disasters and climate change. In Seven Years to Save the Planet, he explains how each one of us, acting collectively, can make a real difference in the battle to control carbon emissions, with his comprehensive plan of attack and a few simple steps, we can halt and reverse this disastrous process for good. Anyone concerned about the future of this planet will find this startling text an essential read. The time for change is now.

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Contents

Why seven years?
10
Are we sure that human activities are causing climate change?
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Is the world getting stormier?
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About the author (2008)

Bill McGuire is Professor of Geohazards and Director of the Benfield Greig Hazard Research Centre. He has authored or edited over a hundred books, papers, and articles, including Apocalypse - a Natural History of Global Disasters; Raging Planet - the Tectonic Threat to Life on Earth; and A Guide to
the End of the World - Everything you Never Wanted to Know (OUP 2002). A regular contributor to radio, television, and the press on hazard-related matters, he was the focus of the Carlton Television First Edition programme Disaster Man in 1999 and has presented two disaster-related series for BBC
Radio 4.

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