Climate Change

Overview

Heat waves, long droughts and freak storms all indicate one thing: the world's climate is changing. How soon will it affect us, and what can be done to avert it? This book examines the reality of climate change, and outlines the immediate action that needs to be taken worldwide.

Governments have been slow to face up to the issues,and there is much disagreement on how to tackle them. Developing countries such as India,China and Brazil don't want to cut back on their growth. ...

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Overview

Heat waves, long droughts and freak storms all indicate one thing: the world's climate is changing. How soon will it affect us, and what can be done to avert it? This book examines the reality of climate change, and outlines the immediate action that needs to be taken worldwide.

Governments have been slow to face up to the issues,and there is much disagreement on how to tackle them. Developing countries such as India,China and Brazil don't want to cut back on their growth. Established countries like the US resist compromising their economic dominance. But climate change is potentially catastrophic. Millions of people will be affected,particularly in the pooriest countries.

Jarman shows that there is a growing movement of countries in the South who are beginning to adapt to the challenge of climate change. Outlining their solutions, she shows what countries such as the US and UK must do to catch up.

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Editorial Reviews

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'Meticulously researched, eloquent, and inspiring, this new book powerfully demonstrates the scale of the threat which climate change poses to the world's poor, and issues a clear and compelling call for climate justice." —Caroline Lucas, Green Party MEP for South East England

"A persuasive and much-needed book on what must be the defining political issue of this century — climate justice." —Mark Lynas, journalist and author of Rising Tide: News From A Warming World

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745325804
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 10/10/2007
  • Series: Small Guides to Big Issues
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 4.97 (w) x 7.01 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Melanie Jarman is a writer on environmental and political issues. She is the author of The Impact of Big Business and Rich World, Poor World. She is also editor of the supporters' magazine for Campaign Against the Arms Trade, and an advisor to Corporate Watch.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Preparing to be Prepared

2. False Solutions

3. The World Bank

4. Come Together as One?

5. It's an Issue of Energy

Conclusion - Requiem for a Lost Season

Notes

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