The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and what it Means for Life on Earth

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Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005 - Science - 357 pages
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Sometime this century the day will arrive when the human influence on the climate will overwhelm all other natural factors. Over the past decade, the world has seen the most powerful El Niņo ever recorded, the most devastating hurricane in two hundred years, the hottest European summer on record, and one of the worst storm seasons ever experienced in Florida. With one out of every five living things on this planet committed to extinction by the levels of greenhouse gases that will accumulate in the next few decades, we are reaching a global climatic tipping point. The Weather Makers is both an urgent warning and a call to arms, outlining the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Along with a riveting history of climate change, Tim Flannery offers specific suggestions for action for both lawmakers and individuals, from investing in renewable power sources like wind, solar, and geothermal energy, to offering an action plan with steps each and every one of us can take right now to reduce deadly CO2 emissions by as much as 70 percent.

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A Must-Read for every adult incl. AGW Proponents

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This book was not the easiest nor hardest book to read. There was some technical jargon that I found could have been better explained. The information was priceless but the writing could've been better. Read full review

The weather makers: how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth

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A self-described skeptic of global warming, Flannery (The Eternal Frontier) took several years to research the issue himself. The result is this sobering look at climate change and our planet's future ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Professor TIM FLANNERY is a leading writer on climate change. A Scientist, an explorer and a conservationist, Flannery has held various academic positions including Professor at the University of Adelaide, Director of the South Australian Museum and Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum. A frequent presenter on ABC Radio, NPR and the BBC, he has also written and presented several series on the Documentary Channel. His books include Here on Earth and the international number one bestseller The Weather Makers. Flannery was named Australian of the Year in 2007.

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