The Hot Topic: What We Can Do About Global Warming

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Greystone Books, Mar 23, 2012 - Science - 256 pages
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A persuasive and practical guide that offers solutions to-and hope in the face of-the undeniable threat of global warming.

Last year, awareness about global warming reached a tipping point. Now one of the most dynamic writers and one of the most respected scientists in the field of climate change offer the first concise guide to both the problems and the solutions. Guiding us past a blizzard of information and misinformation, Gabrielle Walker and Sir David King explain the science of warming, the most cutting-edge technological solutions from small to large, and the national and international politics that will affect our efforts.

While there have been many other books about the problem of global warming, none has addressed what we can and should do about it so clearly and persuasively, with no spin, no agenda, and no exaggeration. Neither Walker nor King is an activist or politician, and theirs is not a generic green call to arms. Instead they propose specific ideas to fix a very specific problem. Most important, they offer hope: this is a serious issue, perhaps the most serious that humanity has ever faced. But we can still do something about it. And they'll show us how.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.


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THE HOT TOPIC: What Can We Do About Global Warming

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An incisive look at global warming.Walker (An Ocean of Air: Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere, 2007, etc.), and King, director of research at the University of Cambridge, begin ... Read full review

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User Review  - Scrabblenut - LibraryThing

This is an excellent, no-nonsense book with the facts about how the world is changing right now, and what we can expect in the future. It is not about doomsday scenarios but makes the case that we do ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

David King:Sir David Kingis the United Kingdom's chief science adviser and a professor and director of research at the University of Cambridge. He lives in London and Cambridge.

Gabrielle Walker:Gabrielle Walkeris a contributing editor forNew Scientist; she was previously climate change editor at Nature. She is the author ofAn Ocean of AirandSnowball Earth. She lives in London.

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