Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Jan 4, 2011 - Nature - 336 pages
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Dr James Hansen, the world's leading scientist on climate issues, speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: the planet is hurtling to a climatic point of no return. Hansen - whose climate predictions have come to pass again and again, beginning in the 1980s when he first warned US Congress about global warming - is the single most credible voice on the subject worldwide.

He paints a devastating but all-too-realistic picture of what will happen if we continue to follow the course we're on. But he is also a hard-headed optimist, and shows that there is still time to take the urgent, strong action needed to save humanity.
  

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Review: Storms Of My Grandchildren: The Truth About The Climate Catastrophe And Our Last Chance To Save Humanity

User Review  - Charlie Hawkins - Goodreads

All in all, one of the best, most factual and well-researched books on climate change. That said, the book has some failings. James Hansen, of NASA, is probably THE most knowledgeable authority on ... Read full review

Review: Storms Of My Grandchildren: The Truth About The Climate Catastrophe And Our Last Chance To Save Humanity

User Review  - Jesse - Goodreads

James Hansen clearly knows his stuff about climate science. He also needed an editor to substantially restructure this text and remove the many many 10 to 20 page digressions from the main topic which ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
Chapter 1The Vice Presidents Climate Task Force
Chapter 2The ATeam and the Secretarys Quandary
Chapter 3A Visit to the White House
Chapter 4Time Warp
A Slippery Slope
Humanitys Own Trap
Chapter 7Is There Still Time? A Tribute to Charles David Keeling
Chapter 10The Venus Syndrome
Chapter 11Storms of My Grandchildren
Appendix 1Key Differences with Contrarians
Appendix 2Global Climate Forcings and Radiative Feedbacks
Acknowledgments
Afterword
QA with Bill McKibben cofounder and global organizer 350org
Selected Sources

Where Should Humanity Aim?
Chapter 9An Honest Effective Path

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Perhaps best known for bringing global warming to the world's attention in the 1980s when he first testified before Congress, Dr. James Hansen is considered the world's leading climatologist. The head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, he served as Al Gore's science advisor for An Inconvenient Truth. He teaches at the Department of Earth &Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, lectures at universities and other institutions throughout the world and has been interviewed in the New York Times and other publications. This is his first book.

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