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

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

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 Niqo 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.

Title:The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
Edition Language:English

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  • Dhitri

    This book should be considered a climate change "classic": it excellently elaborate the science behind the climate-regulating functions of the Earth's atmosphere, the delicate balance of it and how hu...

  • James

    Heatwaves, hurricanes, flooding, drought, extinction. No-one can accuse Tim Flannery of understating the effects of global warming. And there's no doubting his passion for the subject. Once sceptical ...

  • Ted

    Humanity is at (or has already passed) an historical crossroads. By the end of the 21st century (possibly by the middle of it) enormous changes in the earth's climate and ecosystems will have precipit...

  • Mike

    Although the last thing most people need is another 'downer' book about how the climate is spiraling out of control towards disaster, this book manages to deliver more science than opinion and actuall...

  • Steve

    This book is excellent and terrifying. Tim Flannery is a working Australian scientist (mammologist & paleontologist) -- not a journalist -- who lays out the history and science of climate change, like...

  • Guy

    If, like most people, you have been drifting along, vaguely aware that there might be something called global warming and that it might have some not so good consequences, but you haven't really taken...

  • Nicolas Levy

    As someone who studies climate policy in grad school, I found The Weather Makers to be by far the most comprehensive book I've read on climate change. In a brisk 300 pages, Tim Flannery spans the ecol...

  • Debbie

    We are doomed....

  • Olga

    Chiar daca urasc sa dau cu imprumut carti, asta chiar va rog sa mi-o cereti....

  • Kurt

    For some time before I read this book I had been interested in the science behind global warming. I listened with amazement to experts and pseudo-experts of all kinds offer their expertise on the subj...