Seven Years to Save the Planet: The Questions...and Answers

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About the Author:
Bill McGuire is the director of one of the world's most prestigious hazard research centres

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  • ISBN-13: 9780297853367
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/7/2008
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: Why seven years?     10
Where are we Now?     12
What is climate change?     14
Can we be certain that the Earth is heating up?     17
Isn't our climate naturally variable?     20
Are we sure that human activities are causing climate change?     23
How are greenhouse gases warming the planet?     26
Whatever happened to global cooling and global dimming?     29
Does climate change just mean a warmer world?     32
Is the Gulf Stream faltering?     35
Is the world getting stormier?     38
Are floods becoming more common?     41
Is drought an increasing problem?     44
What is happening in the Arctic?     47
Will the Arctic Ocean soon be ice free?     50
What about Antarctica?     53
Are sea levels already rising faster?     56
Which other parts of the world are threatened by rising seas?     59
What about mountainous regions?     62
How are animals and plants suffering?     65
Are carbon levels still rising?     68
Has the Kyoto Protocol helped to slow climate change?     71
Bali and beyond - what next?     75
What Will Climate Change Mean formy Children and Their Children?     78
What sort of world will dangerous climate change bring?     80
How hot will it get?     83
Could some parts of the world get cooler?     86
Will extreme weather be the order of the day?     89
Where will the worst flooding occur?     92
Which parts of the world will drought hit hardest?     95
Will drought make the world's deserts expand?     98
Will the great forests survive?     101
What about wildfires?     104
Will the polar ice caps disappear?     107
How high will sea level rise, and how quickly?     110
Which parts of the world are most likely to vanish beneath the waves?     113
Are we going to see a mass extinction of animal and plant species?     116
How will life in the oceans fare?     119
Could life take revenge?     122
How else could the Earth fight back?     125
Will wars be fought over water resources?     128
How will the changing climate affect disease and illness?     131
What will happen to food supplies?     134
Will climate change drive mass migration?     137
Will summer sun and winter sports holidays be things of the past?      141
Can the global economy survive?     144
What sort of society will my children and their children inherit?     147
What can I do?     150
Am I to blame?     151
What is my carbon footprint?     154
Can I make a difference?     157
How can I make my house more energy efficient?     160
Can I buy renewable energy or make my own?     163
Are recycling and composting worth the effort?     166
Should I think about how I shop?     169
Does what I eat and drink make a difference?     172
Should I become a vegetarian?     175
How can I cut my driving-related emissions?     178
Is it OK to fly?     181
Are 'green' holidays really possible?     184
What about carbon offsetting?     187
Are there helpful gadgets that can make home-life greener?     190
What can I do to reduce emissions at work?     193
Is there more I can do?     196
What Should others be doing?     200
Is the UK a world leader in tackling climate change?     202
Can the USA really be as bad as it's painted?     205
Will Chinese growth make all our efforts a waste of time?     208
How are other countries doing?     211
Is the corporate world pulling its weight?     214
Does taxing carbon have a role to play?     217
Will the carbon market save the world?     220
What is the fairest way to control emissions?     223
Can science and technology get us out of our fix?     226
Is energy efficiency the key?     230
Is nuclear power the answer?     234
Could the sun be our saviour?     237
What about the wind, waves and tides?     240
Can the craze for cars ever be managed?     243
What about taming the aviation industry?     246
Is biofuel a help or a hindrance?     249
Does hydrogen power have a future?     252
Is storing carbon the answer?     255
Can we engineer the planet to bring down temperatures?     258
Is it Already too Late?     262
Just how bad can things get?     264
Will peak oil and peak coal save us?     267
Is a zero-carbon world actually possible?     270
Que sera, sera     274
Notes     278
Acknowledgements     280
Useful web links     281
Further reading     286
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