The Weather Makers

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Dec 19, 2006 - Climatic changes - 356 pages
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Climate change is real, and it will affect all of us. From desertification to rising ocean levels, from killer storms to wildlife extinction, we're already seeing the effects of human activity on the most sensitive part of the global ecosystem. In this extraordinary book, Tim Flannery not only describes the problem of global warming and climate change, he suggests in detail how the world can act to solve it.

More than just a #1 bestseller across Canada, The Weather Makers is an international publishing phenomenon that has won praise from critics, scientists and world leaders, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Flannery's clear explanations and practical suggestions bring an issue of monumental scope and importance down to the individual level, making us aware of how everyday activities contribute to climate change and what we can do, personally and collectively, to work against this urgent crisis.

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Very educational, yet entertaining at the same time. - Goodreads
Great overview of the Climate Crisis. - Goodreads
A good general introduction to climate change. - Goodreads
Important and well researched. - Goodreads
Its readability I found at par with "History of Time". - Goodreads

Review: The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth

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Written by a citizen of Australia, the other major Western country that didn't sign the Kyoto accords, this is by far the best analysis of global warming--causes, consequences, political controversy ... Read full review

Review: The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth

User Review  - Jackie Deleon - Goodreads

Must admit I rushed through this one, and the rushing made the horror in each chapter all the worse, as I plowed through one catastrophe after another in quick succession. And oof. Was this book full ... Read full review

Contents

The Great Aerial Ocean
19
The Gaseous Greenhouse
27
FIVE
45
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

TIM FLANNERY is a writer, scientist and explorer. He has written many award-winning books, including The Weather Makers , an international bestseller that reached #1 in Canada, and its adaptation for young adult readers, We Are the Weather Makers . He is the National Geographic Society's Australasian representative and a director of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. In January 2007, he was named Australian of the Year. Visit him online at www.theweathermakers.org .

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