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Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming: Everything you need to know to converse intelligently about global warming in any social situation
     

Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming: Everything you need to know to converse intelligently about global warming in any social situation

by Annette Saliken, Martin G. Clarke (With)
 

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Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming explains the basics of global warming in clear, objective language. Whether you need help sorting facts from sensationalism or want to have an informed opinion about the most important conversation going on today, Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming delivers the goods. Drawing on scientific data from leading

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Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming explains the basics of global warming in clear, objective language. Whether you need help sorting facts from sensationalism or want to have an informed opinion about the most important conversation going on today, Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming delivers the goods. Drawing on scientific data from leading authorities on the topic, Saliken clarifies common misconceptions and answers such frequently asked questions as:

  • What is the difference between climate change and global warming?
  • What natural sources can cause global warming?
  • What is the difference between greenhouse gases and pollution?
  • What are carbon credits?
  • What is peak oil?
  • Are fuel cells a type of alternative energy?

Informative without over-complicating, dumbing down or preaching, this concise guide cuts a refreshing path through the dense fog surrounding global warming. And it includes 11 ways you can make a difference.

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“The classic martini of climate change books—a short, crisp, clear guide to the problem and its renewable-energy solutions.” —David Suzuki

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894974912
Publisher:
Heritage House Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
04/22/2010
Series:
Cocktail Party Guide
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

As a professional writer, Annette Saliken excels at translating complex information into clear, concise, everyday language for a wide range of readers. Her first book, the award-winning Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming, was a bestseller on amazon.ca and has been adopted by many businesses and government organizations as an educational guide on climate change. Annette holds a master's degree in business and sustainability and a bachelor's degree in mathematics and English. Currently, Annette is a senior writer for a large professional services company. She lives with her husband in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Martin G. Clarke is a senior professional engineer specializing in alternative energy. In his current role as energy manager at Metro Vancouver, Martin identifies, evaluates and recommends renewable-energy projects to reduce energy consumption and overall carbon emissions from the operations of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Examples of his initiatives include biomass, micro-hydro and geoexchange energy projects. Previously, Martin was a project manager at a fuel-cell technology company, and a project manager on biomass and waste energy projects at an engineering consulting firm. Martin is a certified energy manager (CEM) and holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

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