The Climate is Changing Why Aren t We The Climate is Changing Why Aren t We



It offers easy to understand insights into the structures that suffocate our future, while upholding a sense of optimism and humanising the climate story.

Author: Daisy Kendrick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349423913

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Page: 288

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'An inspirational and motivational must-read, packed with practical tips to push for positive change' Zanna van Dijk The climate is changing, so why aren't we? After all, we are the generation of change. The severity of climate change leaves no one indifferent. The Climate is Changing, Why Aren't We? will not try to convince you that climate change exists - we know that. It offers easy to understand insights into the structures that suffocate our future, while upholding a sense of optimism and humanising the climate story. From the clothes you buy, plastics you use and food you eat, to knowing how to harness the power of social media and technology to get our voices heard and demand climate action, Daisy Kendrick, founder of Ocean Generation, weaves together inspirational stories, shocking statistics and easy green switches to make in your everyday life to tackle climate change on an individual level. The Climate is Changing, Why Aren't We? will help to grant future generations the rights they deserve.

The Climate Is Changing Why Aren t We The Climate Is Changing Why Aren t We



Unleash your creativity and spread awareness of the serious issue of climate change with this notebook.

Author: MANIWALA

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ISBN: 1792017405

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Page: 120

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Unleash your creativity and spread awareness of the serious issue of climate change with this notebook. Our notebooks feature wraparound artwork with an anti-scuff laminate cover. Inside, there is room for writing notes, stories, and ideas. It can be used as a notebook, journal, diary, or composition book. This paperback notebook is 8.5" x 11" (letter size) and has 120 lined pages (60 sheets). High quality paper means minimal show-through even when you use heavy ink! Available separately in lined, bullet dot grid, and unlined versions. Perfect gift idea for kids, girls, boys, teens, tweens, and adults who love whales and writing Environmentalism Notebooks Are Perfect For: Back To School Gifts Graduation & End of School Year Gifts Teacher Gifts Art Classes Diaries Gifts For Writers Gifts For conservationists Summer Travel & much much more...

Climate ShockClimate Shock



In Climate Shock, Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman explore in lively, clear terms the likely repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing on and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences.

Author: Gernot Wagner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691171326

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Page: 272

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If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you'd reevaluate your assets. So if we know the world is warming and there's a 10 percent chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren't we doing more about climate change right now? We insure our lives against an uncertain future--why not our planet? In Climate Shock, Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman explore in lively, clear terms the likely repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing on and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences. They show that the longer we wait to act, the more likely an extreme event will happen. A city might go underwater. A rogue nation might shoot particles into the Earth's atmosphere, geoengineering cooler temperatures. Zeroing in on the unknown extreme risks that may yet dwarf all else, the authors look at how economic forces that make sensible climate policies difficult to enact, make radical would-be fixes like geoengineering all the more probable. What we know about climate change is alarming enough. What we don't know about the extreme risks could be far more dangerous. Wagner and Weitzman help readers understand that we need to think about climate change in the same way that we think about insurance--as a risk management problem, only here on a global scale. With a new preface addressing recent developments Wagner and Weitzman demonstrate that climate change can and should be dealt with--and what could happen if we don't do so--tackling the defining environmental and public policy issue of our time.

The Climate Is Changing Why Aren t WeThe Climate Is Changing Why Aren t We



Unleash your creativity and spread awareness of the serious issue of climate change with this notebook.

Author: MANIWALA

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ISBN: 1792017065

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Page: 120

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Unleash your creativity and spread awareness of the serious issue of climate change with this notebook. Our notebooks feature wraparound artwork with an anti-scuff laminate cover. Inside, there is room for writing notes, stories, and ideas. It can be used as a notebook, journal, diary, or composition book. This paperback notebook is 8.5" x 11" (letter size) and has 120 lined pages (60 sheets). High quality paper means minimal show-through even when you use heavy ink! Available separately in lined, bullet dot grid, and unlined versions. Perfect gift idea for kids, girls, boys, teens, tweens, and adults who love whales and writing Environmentalism Notebooks Are Perfect For: Back To School Gifts Graduation & End of School Year Gifts Teacher Gifts Art Classes Diaries Gifts For Writers Gifts For conservationists Summer Travel & much much more...

Climate Change Reality CheckClimate Change Reality Check



Don''t allow yourself be a part of the problem-get this book so that you can be a part of the solution! If you are convinced that AGW is the biggest threat facing our planet, this book has facts and arguments you need to consider.

Author: Calvin Fray

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1530535352

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Page: 44

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In all of the debate and discussion about climate change, why hasn't anyone explained the science in plain and simple terms clear enough to understand--once and for all? "Great [analysis]. Just the right amount of science. Common sense and rational." -- Wayne R. The greenhouse effect is always quoted-but that is a METAPHOR. What is the fundamental physical process that drives it? And how exactly does human activity play such a powerful role with it? How did we go from worrying about global warming to climate change...to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions? "Wonderful book! Best I've ever read on any debate. Real science that can be replicated = reality." - Scott D. Are there gases more powerful and influential in the greenhouse effect than CO2? Yes, by a lot! As you will learn in this book... Why aren't we spending more time, money, and attention focusing on those? Smart people want to get to the point of a problem and solve it as quickly, inexpensively, and effortlessly as possible. They know about the Pareto Principle, and you will too after you read this book. It is also called the 80/20 rule. What happens when we apply that principle to the global climate change "consensus"? "Thank You! I always thought the numbers were small, but I never took the time to do the math." -- Mike S. There are many books that are long, technical, and-frankly, irrelevant-on the topic of climate change. Here are the most important questions that nobody has bothered to answer in straightforward, simple and short language, until now: * What are basic facts about our planet's atmosphere? And what do they tell us about the fundamental physics of climate change? * What are the basic physics and assumptions behind the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hypothesis or belief? Are they valid? * What element or compound is the single greatest factor in temperature control in our atmosphere? Hint-it isn't carbon dioxide. How does carbon dioxide compare with this other chemical? Written by an engineer and project manager who has a ruthless (yet entertaining) desire to get to the core truth of the subject so that we can all tackle the problem that really matters, this book is the first to strip away all of the nonsense and irrelevant discussions about climate change debate. "Brilliant, what a refreshing approach." -- Christopher K. Before we spend more time, money, and emotional energy on the presumed EFFECTS and CONSEQUENCES of global warming and climate change (things like rising temperatures, rising sea levels, etc., etc.), shouldn't we all have a BASIC UNDERSTANDING of the FUNDAMENTAL PROCESSES AND PHYSICS of our planet's atmosphere? If you have any questions, or doubts about that, this book is for you. "Very good. I am a geophysicist." -- Ben B. Even better, you'll learn (or re-learn) a very simple and indisputable fact about our atmosphere that makes the entire controversy look ridiculous. Use this information as a test (or a bet) the next time you talk with someone on the "other side" of the climate change debate. "A very useful contribution to bringing sanity and reason back to the analysis of AGW." - Tom P. The climate change threat is consuming more of our precious time, energy, and resources. So is the debate about what to do about it. Don't allow yourself be a part of the problem-get this book so that you can be a part of the solution! If you are convinced that AGW is the biggest threat facing our planet, this book has facts and arguments you need to consider. The author honestly invites you to challenge the assumptions and disprove the conclusions. What will your response be when you hear others state the indisputable and basic facts presented in this book? "Great [publication]. Thanks for the effort, it [is] simplified enough that most should understand." -- Owen B.

Climate Change And How We ll Fix It Climate Change And How We ll Fix It



Many kids (and quite a few adults) have asked the question; this book will answer it with a positive but realistic vision of what the solution to our global crisis looks like.

Author: Alice Harman

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ISBN: 9780711256804

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Page: 64

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We know what we need to do - so why don't we just sort out climate change? Many kids (and quite a few adults) have asked the question; this book will answer it with a positive but realistic vision of what the solution to our global crisis looks like. After a recap of the science behind climate change, the book delves deeper, with a look at the social and political factors standing in the way of a solution. Finally, we see how all parts of society must come together to meet the challenge, with fairness, thoughtfulness and compassion.

Don t Even Think About ItDon t Even Think About It



An Esquire Essential Book on Climate Change From the founder of the Climate Outreach and Information Network, a groundbreaking take on the most urgent question of our time: Why, despite overwhelming scientific evidence, do we still ignore ...

Author: George Marshall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781620401347

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Page: 272

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From the founder of the Climate Outreach and Information Network, a groundbreaking take on the most urgent question of our time: Why, despite overwhelming scientific evidence, do we still ignore climate change? “Please read this book, and think about it.” --Bill Nye Most of us recognize that climate change is real, and yet we do nothing to stop it. What is this psychological mechanism that allows us to know something is true but act as if it is not? George Marshall's search for the answers brings him face to face with Nobel Prize-winning psychologists and the activists of the Texas Tea Party; the world's leading climate scientists and the people who denounce them; liberal environmentalists and conservative evangelicals. What he discovered is that our values, assumptions, and prejudices can take on lives of their own, gaining authority as they are shared, dividing people in their wake. With engaging stories and drawing on years of his own research, Marshall argues that the answers do not lie in the things that make us different and drive us apart, but rather in what we all share: how our human brains are wired-our evolutionary origins, our perceptions of threats, our cognitive blindspots, our love of storytelling, our fear of death, and our deepest instincts to defend our family and tribe. Once we understand what excites, threatens, and motivates us, we can rethink and reimagine climate change, for it is not an impossible problem. Rather, it is one we can halt if we can make it our common purpose and common ground. Silence and inaction are the most persuasive of narratives, so we need to change the story. In the end, Don't Even Think About It is both about climate change and about the qualities that make us human and how we can grow as we deal with the greatest challenge we have ever faced.

The Mythology of Global WarmingThe Mythology of Global Warming



This book debunks the incessant, emotional, and largely unsubstantiated claims made by the progressive media and climate scientists that industrial societies such as the United States are destroying our planet due to the use of fossil fuels ...

Author: Ph. D. Bruce Bunker

Publisher: Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1945181478

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Page: 268

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WANT ACCESS TO SOLID SCIENTIFIC FACTS REFUTING THE INCESSANT MEDIA HYPE SURROUNDING CLIMATE CHANGE? THEN THE MYTHOLOGY OF GLOBAL WARMING IS FOR YOU! The Mythology of Global Warming is intended to provide the general public with a broad spectrum of scientific and factual information on the subject of Climate Change. This book debunks the incessant, emotional, and largely unsubstantiated claims made by the progressive media and climate scientists that industrial societies such as the United States are destroying our planet due to the use of fossil fuels. What causes global warming? What is a greenhouse gas? What impact do carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels actually have on the Earth's climate relative to naturally occurring phenomena? Is all ice on Earth really melting, and are sea levels rising at a catastrophic rate? Are all forms of extreme weather, including hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and droughts increasing dramatically? Are polar bears and other life forms being pushed to the brink of extinction? Will all of this mayhem cease if fossil fuels are replaced by 'green' renewable energy sources? Answers to these questions clearly show that hard facts do not support any of the above dire predictions. The science of global warming is indeed 'settled'; Global Warming is a myth. ..".Global warming proponents can't prove that man is destroying the planet due to global warming, but Dr. Bunker can prove that we are not. He packs a lot of punch in this small package. Read it, and arm yourself for the great debate."---Phil Valentine, nationally syndicated talk show host of the Phil Valentine Show on Westwood One "In the past 20 years I have reviewed two dozen books dealing with Anthropomorphic Global Warming. There has not been nor ever will be a more comprehensive and understandable book on this subject which is to critical to the entire world's population."--Jay Lehr, Ph.D. Science Director, The Heartland Institute "This is a scholarly work written by a true scientist, yet in a way that makes the topic still accessible to the average person interested in understanding both the science and also the politics of global warming. Highly recommended."--Dr. Jennifer Marohasy, Senior Fellow, Australia's Institute of Public Affairs, co-author of "Climate Change: The Facts, 2014" "Unlike so many others, Dr. Bunker's book is so much more than a supposition wrapped up in a pretty bow of meaningless numbers. If you've been waiting for a book that gives actual facts in an easily checked form, you've found it."--G. Dedrick Robinson Ph.D., co-author of Global Warming: Alarmists, Skeptics & Deniers. "A timely and well researched book not only for the thoughtful engaged reader, but also for the general public. The book is up-to-date and deals honestly with continuing controversies and uncertainties."--Dr. Sonja A. Boehmer-Christiansen, Department of Geography, Hull University, Former Editor, Energy & Environment.

UnsettledUnsettled



Fascinating, clear-headed, and full of surprises, this book gives readers the tools to both understand the climate issue and be savvier consumers of science media in general.

Author: Steven E. Koonin

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 9781953295248

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Page: 320

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"Surging sea levels are inundating the coasts." "Hurricanes and tornadoes are becoming fiercer and more frequent." "Climate change will be an economic disaster." You've heard all this presented as fact. But according to science, all of these statements are profoundly misleading. When it comes to climate change, the media, politicians, and other prominent voices have declared that "the science is settled." In reality, the long game of telephone from research to reports to the popular media is corrupted by misunderstanding and misinformation. Core questions—about the way the climate is responding to our influence, and what the impacts will be—remain largely unanswered. The climate is changing, but the why and how aren't as clear as you've probably been led to believe. Now, one of America's most distinguished scientists is clearing away the fog to explain what science really says (and doesn't say) about our changing climate. In Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters, Steven Koonin draws upon his decades of experience—including as a top science advisor to the Obama administration—to provide up-to-date insights and expert perspective free from political agendas. Fascinating, clear-headed, and full of surprises, this book gives readers the tools to both understand the climate issue and be savvier consumers of science media in general. Koonin takes readers behind the headlines to the more nuanced science itself, showing us where it comes from and guiding us through the implications of the evidence. He dispels popular myths and unveils little-known truths: despite a dramatic rise in greenhouse gas emissions, global temperatures actually decreased from 1940 to 1970. What's more, the models we use to predict the future aren't able to accurately describe the climate of the past, suggesting they are deeply flawed. Koonin also tackles society's response to a changing climate, using data-driven analysis to explain why many proposed "solutions" would be ineffective, and discussing how alternatives like adaptation and, if necessary, geoengineering will ensure humanity continues to prosper. Unsettled is a reality check buoyed by hope, offering the truth about climate science that you aren't getting elsewhere—what we know, what we don't, and what it all means for our future.

The Truth About Climate ChangeThe Truth About Climate Change



The climate has changed in some way, specifically in the last 100 years That change is for the worse We are causing the change with our CO2 emissions More people are dying from extreme weather events This book tests all those assumptions to ...

Author: Noel Stone

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ISBN: 1696031052

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Page: 35

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Introduction : We hear it every day; an extreme weather event blamed on climate change, but without any clear definition of what 'climate change' actually is. It's a phrase that has become part of the language, and the assumptions appear to be fourfold. The climate has changed in some way, specifically in the last 100 years That change is for the worse We are causing the change with our CO2 emissions More people are dying from extreme weather events This book tests all those assumptions to see if they are actually true. In relation to the second, there is no obvious attempt to quantify 'worse'. For instance, we might count the number of extra people who have died who would not have done so without the so-called change. Or we might look at the number of extra people who have been displaced in some way, maybe because of rising sea level or encroaching desert. There might also be a case for an economic definition, say in terms of insurance losses or the costs of rebuilding after repeated ('extra') extreme weather events. The term 'climate change' appeared to replace 'global warming', and (I suspect) came from the research fraternity. Research establishments (universities and the like) need funds. So they need issues to research. If there is a topic that is complex and in some way impacts on us all, it is a lucrative avenue for funds, both from government and interested parties. Global warming is such a topic and there is an incentive to portray it as a threatening and real phenomenon. It is a 'major problem' say the researchers, and they need to keep up the rhetoric if the grants are to continue flowing. There is a huge academic and political network that depends on global warming being real - whole university departments, panels, commissions, massive international conferences. The fossil fuel companies give out money to show they are doing their bit. Governments supply money, both for the research and for political expediency. It's become akin to a religion, with scientists who suggest that the effect is trivial, or that we aren't to blame, or that it wouldn't matter if we did warm up, are called 'Deniers' - almost with the same vehemence as for the Holocaust. Mathematical models to predict future global temperatures have proliferated (over 100), each with a different set of assumptions, but all starting from the assertion that extra CO2 from our fossil fuel emissions will cause the Earth to warm. Since CO2 is a greenhouse gas and the principle that such gases warm the planet is not in dispute, then it is entirely correct to assume that our emissions will indeed warm the planet. What is not known, because the science is not developed, is the answer to: What temperature rise will occur if we add, for instance, another 100 ppm (parts per million in the atmosphere) of CO2? Will it be 10oC? 1oC? O.1oC? The answer to this question of 'climate sensitivity' is not known, and the models each make an assumption to start them off, and then they have to go on to consider a score of other influences. For instance, temperature rise will probably cause more ocean evaporation. Will the resultant extra cloud (water droplets) cause cooling and negate the rise? Or will the extra water vapour (itself a greenhouse gas - what we sense as humidity) be the deciding factor, and accelerate the temperature rise even more? The term used is 'feedback'. Will it be negative (cloud) or positive (vapour)? It depends on the scientist's whim, and is enshrined within his model. Some models predicted very rapid warming; others less so, and the temptation was to put them all on a graph and take an average, and that average was then surely going to be near the truth. So, when the ongoing graph for actual measured global temperature grew year after year and remained stubbornly below the predicted trend, panic seemed to set in.