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The Hot Topic

The Hot Topic Author Gabrielle Walker
ISBN-10 9781408806913
Release 2009-08-17
Pages 320
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We all know that global warming is a problem, but the blizzard of information and misinformation on the subject makes it hard to know what to do. The Hot Topic is the first book to set out the problems and the solutions in a straightforward way - no hidden agenda, no breast-beating, no hair shirts. Science - how the climate is already changing and what the future is likely to bring Adaptation - preparing for the changes we can't stop Technological solutions - new, clean ways to live, travel and keep the lights on Political solutions - the inside track on what it will take to bring the whole world to the same negotiating table, and how to deal with the 'problem' countries - China, India, Russia and the US Personal and local solutions - what you can do and why it will make a difference



Hot Topic

Hot Topic Author Gareth Renowden
ISBN-10 0958282900
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 203
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What does climate change mean for New Zealand? Will we fry and starve, or bask and thrive? Using the latest evidence from the International Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment Report, Gareth Renowden puts climate change into its New Zealand context. He examines how the science suggests New Zealand’s climate will change, what current and future governments can do to address the problem, and how individuals and businesses can respond to the challenge.'Hot Topic' explains the science of global warming in a clear and easily understandable way. Renowden looks at New Zealand’s options for adaptation and mitigation in a scrupulously non-partisan manner.BackgroundGlobal warming is an issue that has driven a huge amount of media and political debate in the last year. Al Gore’s movie 'An Inconvenient Truth' and Tim Flannery’s book 'The Weather Makers' are just two of the more visible international signs that climate change is becoming a defining item on the political agenda. This debate will intensify over the coming year, as the IPCC publishes its Fourth Assessment Report – which concludes that global warming is here, and likely to be damaging and dangerous as it progresses. 'Hot Topic' is the first popular science book to put global warming into a New Zealand context, and will play a key role in defining the national debate on how to deal with the problem.



Climate Change

Climate Change Author David Leonard Downie
ISBN-10 9781598841527
Release 2009
Pages 337
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An accessible introduction to climate change that outlines key scientific, economic, and political issues, reviews how the global community has addressed the issue to date, and discusses the options being explored for further action. * Numerous primary source documents including excerpts from important early scientific articles on climate change, global climate treaties, the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment reports, and statements from academics, businesses, religious groups, and more * A rich variety of graphics help readers understand current and expected impacts of climate change, as well as the latest data and ideas from the scientific community on the subject of global climate change



Everything Under the Sun

Everything Under the Sun Author David Suzuki
ISBN-10 9781553659969
Release 2012-05-14
Pages 288
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In this compilation of David Suzuki's latest thoughts and writings, the renowned scientist, author, and broadcaster explores the myriad environmental challenges the world faces and their interconnected causes. In doing so, Suzuki shows that understanding the causes—and recognizing that everything in nature, including us, is interconnected—is crucial to restoring hope for a better future. The solutions are there, he argues; we just need the will to act together to bring about change. Everything Under the Sun delves into such provocative topics as the difference between human hunters and other predators, the lessons we must learn from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the subsequent meltdown of the nuclear reactors, and our dependence on the sun for all of our food and energy—indeed for our very lives. Suzuki also considers the many positive steps people are making today. And he doesn't shy away from controversial opinion, especially when it comes to taking on those who stand in the way of resolving serious issues like climate change. Underpinning it all is the recognition that we are blessed to live on a planet that gives us everything we require to live, under a sun that gives us the energy we need to produce food and transport and modern conveniences. But we must protect what we have if we want to survive and prosper.



Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified

Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified Author Jerry Silver
ISBN-10 9780071601184
Release 2008-02-24
Pages 288
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A non-heated discussion on global warming and climate change Interested in getting to the core of the reasons for the Earth's changing climate? Want an accurate reading on the science behind global warming? Here's your gauge! This easy-to-follow guide offers a temperate view of this hot topic. Global Warming & Climate Change Demystified starts by looking at scientific data gathered from weather instruments, satellite telemetry, ice cores, and coral sections that reveal how the Earth's temperature is changing. The book goes on to examine the causes of climate change, including both natural processes and human-generated greenhouse gases. Finally, the consequences of global warming are discussed and a wide variety of viable solutions that can be implemented by individuals as well as society as a whole are presented. Complete with end-of-chapter quizzes and a final review to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of global warming and climate change in an unbiased and thorough manner. This fast and easy guide offers: A thorough review of scientific data Details on the evidence of global warming worldwide Information on the origin and impact of greenhouse gases Explanations of alternatives to carbon-based energy sources Suggestions for local and global solutions Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Global Warming & Climate Change Demystified is your shortcut to understanding this important and timely issue.



Climate Balance

Climate Balance Author Steven E. Sondergard
ISBN-10 9781607995982
Release 2009-11
Pages 395
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It's time for the real story behind climate change. Climate change has been a hot topic in recent years. Everyone has something to say about global warming, but most of the information has been presented in one-sided fashion. With so many conflicting views, it has been difficult to determine the best course of action to solve the problem everyone's talking about. Now, author Steven E. Sondergard presents the balanced approach needed for appropriate solutions. Weighing both sides of the issue, readers will finally be able to find the truth about global warming. Complete with extensive research and numerous calculations testing theories, Sondergard provides readers with an unbiased, in-depth look at the many questions frequently asked, such as: bull; What is climate, and what causes it to change? bull; Are all greenhouse gases created equal? bull; Is global warming real? bull; What impact does mankind have on increased greenhouse gases? bull; Can mankind take action to avoid a climate 'jump'? bull; How much should human-caused greenhouse gas production be reduced? bull; What is the outlook for fossil fuels? bull; What can we reasonably do? Find a balanced and realistic view of climate change with Sondergard's thought-provoking Climate Balance.



Global Warming

Global Warming Author Chris Spence
ISBN-10 9781466887657
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 208
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Global warming is the greatest environmental threat facing humanity. From killer heat waves and increasingly violent weather to the spread of pests and vector-borne diseases, global warming has many effects on our lives. While some are positive, most are negative. People fear potentially catastrophic consequences but there is a disturbing lack of understanding about global warming and what can be done about it. In Global Warming Chris Spence breaks through the jargon, offering readers both a clear description of the problem and a practical guide to solutions, from decreasing reliance on automobiles to increased recycling to political activism. It offers hope that each of us can be doing something to solve the problem and encourages us to act--not only for ourselves, but for our children and grandchildren.



Global Warming and Earth s Evolution

Global Warming and Earth   s Evolution Author Graham Winston
ISBN-10 9781469192888
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 76
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Global warming is a major phenomenon that is negatively affecting Earth. But what most people don’t realize is that this effect is not limited within the planet’s atmosphere; it may also affect Earth’s journey through space. In Global Warming and Earth’s Evolution, author Graham Winston reveals that the bigger picture is bigger than Global Warming and Global Warming is only the tip of the iceberg of Earth’s own challenges. The book describes the real truths of Global Warming is mainly caused by man’s unnecessary destruction of natural resources earth depends on to be in a good condition to successfully complete its next evolution cycle. The book explains the importance of the cycles and what evolutionary changes occurred on earth. Many previous unexplained phenomena could be linked to earth’s evolutionary cycles. The extinction of the dinosaur, the birth of the Grand Canyon: why has no large object recently collided with the Moon when millions of craters exist on the Moon? Why has the impacts stopped and when will the impacts start happening again? These and other fascinating examples of unsolved phenomena will open the minds of many readers to this new dimension of thinking what happened on earth millions of years ago and whether earth will survive the next evolutionary cycle. Global Warming has caused a negative effect on earth natural defense mechanism earth depends on to survive the severe challenges when close to the core of the Milky Way Galaxy. About the Author Graham Winston’s professional experience spans over 20 years and involves solving complex problems. To achieve success in these business fields Winston solved many complex problems. The common skill applied across these fields was the development of innovative thinking. This later led to apply these same problem-solving techniques on Global Warming and Earth’s evolution cycles to understand the relationship between Global Warming and Earth’s own evolutionary journey as Earth travels across the Universe.



Dodging the Toxic Bullet

Dodging the Toxic Bullet Author David R. Boyd
ISBN-10 9781553656210
Release 2010-03-01
Pages 240
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Dodging the Toxic Bullet presents workable strategies that show how we can live longer, healthier lives by breathing clean air, eating healthy food, drinking safe water, and using non-toxic products. Author David R. Boyd provides accessible background on a range of hazards including mercury in fish, carcinogens in cleaning products, lead in toys, and lethal E. coli in ground beef. His clear directions for reducing risk include growing lots of houseplants, choosing whole foods, avoiding consumer products with strong or long-lasting smells, and using green cleaning products. Easy-to-follow advice and informative sidebars and checklists make this a must-have guide, especially for parents of infants and children.



Eating Dirt

Eating Dirt Author Charlotte Gill
ISBN-10 9781553657934
Release 2011-09-02
Pages 288
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• Winner of the BC National Award for Non-Fiction • Nominated for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the 2011 Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Award. During Charlotte Gill’s 20 years working as a tree planter she encountered hundreds of clear-cuts, each one a collision site between human civilization and the natural world, a complicated landscape presenting geographic evidence of our appetites. Charged with sowing the new forest in these clear-cuts, tree planters are a tribe caught between the stumps and the virgin timber, between environmentalists and loggers. In Eating Dirt, Gill offers up a slice of tree-planting life in all of its soggy, gritty exuberance while questioning the ability of conifer plantations to replace original forests, which evolved over millennia into intricate, complex ecosystems. Among other topics, she also touches on the boom-and-bust history of logging and the versatility of wood, from which we have devised countless creations as diverse as textiles and airplane parts. She also eloquently evokes the wonder of trees, our slowest-growing “renewable” resource and joyously celebrates the priceless value of forests and the ancient, ever-changing relationship between humans and trees.



Global Warming

Global Warming Author William W. Wood
ISBN-10 9781412052627
Release 2005
Pages 78
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Global warming has become such a hot topic these days because of its relevance to greenhouse gases that some scientists feel are the cause for warming and may cause the polar ice caps to melt and flood coastal cities. These would be so catastrophic as to cause great economic and social hardship that would be insurmountable. Of course it is related to the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the burning of fossil fuels in automobiles and other industrial equipment. With sufficient data, however, it can be concluded that although the earth's surface and atmosphere does indeed have effects on our weather patterns, there is nothing consistent that points to repetitions of global warming over millions of years since the earth has existed. But if you look at the extraterrestrial sources as the earth changes ecliptic and changes rotation around the sun, a pattern of repetition is clear. A recurrent cycle of change resulted when the 100 thousand year elliptical orbit was conflated with the 52 thousand year ecliptic cycle. A repetitive cycle of glaciation and global warming emerged that seemed to follow the past history of these events from known studies throughout the ages by scientists in the field of climatology.



Encyclopedia of global warming

Encyclopedia of global warming Author Steven I. Dutch
ISBN-10 PSU:000067590865
Release 2009-12-15
Pages 1211
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The subject of climate change has become an important issue over the past few years. Encyclopedia of Global Warming is designed to help the student or patron understand the environmental science, social issues and controversies surrounding this important issue. Essays explore a wide variety of topics, including fossil fuels, glaciology, conservation, human rights, pollution, society, science and water resources.



The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge

The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge Author Joanna Cole
ISBN-10 9780590108263
Release 2010
Pages 37
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Ms. Frizzle introduces her students to scientific facts about global warming, sharing accessible information about climate change and ways that everyday kids can help to protect the environment.



Facts Myths Facing Today s World

Facts   Myths Facing Today s World Author John Durbin Husher
ISBN-10 9780595514908
Release 2008-11
Pages 276
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The author provides facts and myths concerning global warming, as well as a detailed discussion of DNA and its affects on a person's genetics. He brings forth the fantasies surrounding HIV and AIDS and frees the reader's mind from any fear concerning these afflictions. The reader is introduced to the human genome and stem cells with their promises for the near future. He details how global warming is a normal cycle that our Earth has followed and is not due to atmospheric carbon dioxide. He insists the Earth will have a cooling period near the turn of the century that will cause more concern than the warming cycle we are experiencing. Each of the subjects is presented in a novel manner that the layman will find entertaining.



The Moon in the Nautilus Shell

The Moon in the Nautilus Shell Author Daniel B. Botkin
ISBN-10 9780199976973
Release 2012-09-14
Pages 448
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Why do we keep talking about so many environmental problems and rarely solve any? If these are scientific issues, then why can't scientists solve them or at least agree on what to do? In his new book, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell, ecologist Daniel Botkin explains why. For one thing, although we live in a world of constantly changing environments and talk a lot about climate change, most of our environmental laws, policies, and scientific premises are based on the idea that the environment is constant, never changing, except when people affect it. For another, we have lost contact with nature in personal ways. Disconnected from our surroundings, we lack the deep understanding and feelings about the environment to make meaningful judgments. The environment has become just another one of those special interests that interferes with our lives. Poised to be a core text of the twenty-first century environmental movement, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell challenges us to think critically about our role in nature.



Deep Alberta

Deep Alberta Author John Acorn
ISBN-10 9780888648518
Release 2007-02-07
Pages 200
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Alberta is well known for its fossil treasures, and author John Acorn is as keen on the long-dead creatures of Alberta as he is on the living. Here, John features 80 of the most noteworthy fossils, fossil locations, and fossil hunters from this most palaeontological of provinces. There's more to the story of "deep Alberta" than dinosaurs, but dinosaur fans will find all their favourite beasts here as well -- from Edmontosaurus to Tyrannosaurus rex, and everything in-between. Then there are the surprises, such as the world's oldest pike, the discovery of a venomous mammal, and the fossils found in such unlikely places as Edmonton and Calgary. Prepared with the collaboration of palaeontologists around Alberta, and the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum, this is a book that is long overdue, and that deserves a place on everyone's bookshelf.



The Economist

The Economist Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105133499645
Release 2008
Pages
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The Economist has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Economist also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Economist book for free.