Instances of extreme weather are becoming more frequent, and there is a greater awareness of the disproportionate effect climate change has on poorer communities and countries in the South. So climate chaos is impossible to ignore . . . or is it? Most governments have responded slowly, if at all. An attitude of denial means a reluctance to make the radi-cal changes needed.Instances of extreme weather are becoming more frequent, and there is a greater awareness of the disproportionate effect climate change has on poorer communities and countries in the South. So climate chaos is impossible to ignore . . . or is it? Most governments have responded slowly, if at all. An attitude of denial means a reluctance to make the radi-cal changes needed. This No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change looks at the latest findings, explores the options, and explains why carbon emissions trading and nuclear power are not the answer. It calls for measures to clean up our act, cut energy use, and improve energy efficiency....
|Title||:||The No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change|
|Number of Pages||:||144 Pages|
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The No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change Reviews
This edition is from 2006, first published in 2001. Like the other no-nonsense guides, this is very clearly and lucidly written, with diagrams, tables, etc. The initial chapters describe the science of climate change and global warming, and the following chapters detail the impacts on farming, human health, and wildlife. To me the most interesting parts were the last chapters which described practical solutions to the problems. Reading this kind of book can inevitably be depressing and worrying. The relentless presentation of the risks and hazards, the cumulative effects reinforcing one another and becoming further causes, the urgency and pessimism, can make it hard-going. For one who wants a clear-cut presentation of the facts about climate change, and a discourse on the politics of climate change from a broad left perspective, the book is interesting, thought it may have been superseded by new information since it was first published.In fact, I think there is another No-Nonsense Climate Change book which has been published in the meantime.
Interessant boek doch soms ingewikkeld geschreven en je wordt soms overladen met cijfers. Doch een compacte beschrijving van een ingewikkeld kluwen aan klimaatproblemen. De informatie is ondertussen wel al iets gedateerd maar de essentie van het werk blijft up to date.
A wealth of data and references that are easy to read and follow. Plenty of depth and detail for such a slim volume.