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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Saving the Environment

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  • Posted June 13, 2014

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    Pros: Great organization and simplification of complex material.

    Pros: Great organization and simplification of complex material. I've seen very few books that can cover a complex topic like greenhouse gas and related material. 




    Cons: Doesn't really cover any new ground. Heavier on problems and less emphasis on implementation (in my opinion)




    This is your typical "What's going on with the environment?" book. If you are have been following climate change or anything else green. you won't find too much that is the different. Still, this is a decent read because it provides a concise and easily digestible guide to many important issues concerning our Earth. The author presents complex scientific issues in consumer-friendly language.




    The downside to that accessibility is that the book rehashes just about everything you will ever read on recycling, etc. There were a few little nuggets here and there, that I did not know, but for the most part, everything was the same old "Recycle, Reuse, and Reduce" message. The other downside is one that is a dilemma for most "green" books, applicability. The author presents a host of problems (greenhouse gases, loss of biodiversity, toxic poisons, etc.), but offers relatively light and simple solutions (turning off lights, writing to Congress, etc.) to deal with them. I agree that we need to conserve and reduce usage of energy, but we need to do more on all levels, ASAP. Saving a few minutes of energy on a light bulb can help, but that alone will not solve the environmental problems we are about to face. Still, I have to give the author credit for trying.

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