The Weather Makers

The Weather Makers

How We Are Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth

Book - 2006
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(Requires Flash Player. May take a few minutes to load.) Rarely has there been a time when the fate of every one of theearth's inhabitants has been in peril. Such is our present age.

This generation of decision makers and consumers will, one wayor another, decide the future of the planet. What you see around you--and whatyou are living in--is a world that is being rapidly and irrevocably degraded byan invisible, odourless gas. It accumulates every time you drive your car, cooka meal or turn on a light. These are seemingly benign acts, but multiply thosemundane daily actions six billionfold and the accumulation of injury toour environment becomes frighteningly clear.

In this groundbreaking new book, already met with internationalacclaim, scientist Tim Flannery argues passionately for the need to address--now--theimplications of a global change that is damaging all life on earth andthreatening our very survival. This book is unimpeachable in its authority,deftly and accessibly written, and penetrating in its vision of what each of uscan do to avoid catastrophe. It is a global call to arms, laying out plainlywhat we know and what we can do to make a difference before it's too late.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Publishers 2006, c2005
Edition: 1st Canadian ed. --
ISBN: 9780002007511
0002007517
Branch Call Number: 363.73874 Fla 3558
Characteristics: 356 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)

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kgermain65
Dec 16, 2015

I liked the explanations. Not too technical. Understandable.

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readingchef
Sep 15, 2011

Very interesting and right to the point ,Well wrote the author explains the complicated science to horrifying light.

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eberg
Apr 01, 2010

Excellent read for anyone interested in what's going on with the climate including possible solutions and predictions based on good science. Hard to deny climate change is going to have a severe impact on how we live once you have read all the information packed into this book.

neko Aug 12, 2009

Tim's way of explaining the very complex interplay of forces that create Global Warming makes it easier to understand how and why we create weather.

March 2009 Non-Fiction book club selection

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21288004246712
Oct 20, 2008

way to much science

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gailygirl
Sep 30, 2007

Probably my book of choice to recommend for those people who want to read something, but not everything, about climate change. Accessible - well-written, straightforward, intelligent.

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