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The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change
     

The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change

by Robert Henson
 

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Everybody can be a thinking person when it comes to climate change, and this book is a perfect roadmap.  Start a web search for “climate change” and the first three suggestions are “facts,” “news,” and “hoax.” The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change is rooted in the first, up to date on the

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Everybody can be a thinking person when it comes to climate change, and this book is a perfect roadmap.  Start a web search for “climate change” and the first three suggestions are “facts,” “news,” and “hoax.” The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change is rooted in the first, up to date on the second, and anything but the last. Produced by one of the most venerable atmospheric science organizations, it is a must-read for anyone looking for the full story on climate change.

Using global research and written with nonscientists in mind, the Guide breaks down the issues into straightforward categories: “Symptoms” covers signs such as melting ice and extreme weather, while “Science” lays out what we know and how we figured it out. “Debates” tackles the controversy and politics, while “Solutions” and “Actions” discuss what we can do as individuals and communities to create the best possible future. Full-color illustrations offer explanations of everything from how the greenhouse effect traps heat to which activities in everyday life emit the most carbon. Special-feature boxes zoom in on locations across the globe already experiencing the effects of a shifting climate.

The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change combines years of data with recent research, including conclusions from the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This reference provides the most comprehensive, yet accessible, overview of where climate science stands today, acknowledging controversies but standing strong in its stance that the climate is changing— and something needs to be done.

The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change is a full update and revision of Robert Henson’s The Rough Guide to Climate Change and is now published through the American Meteorological Society, with distribution through University of Chicago Press. 

Editorial Reviews

Weather Underground - Jeff Masters

"If you're bewildered by the complexity of the climate change/global warming issue, and want a comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide that presents an unbiased view of the important issues, look no further than Henson's The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change. . . . Henson is probably the world's premier science writer in meteorology and climate change."
National Center for Science Education

"Henson has written a complete and powerful climate change science book, updating and expanding upon his The Rough Guide to Climate Change."
Library Journal
★ 06/01/2015
Written by a meteorologist, this work introduces much of the content of the scientific reports on climate change produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in language that is easily accessible to lay readers. The text is supplemented by color photographs, illustrations, and sidebars. The author also commendably treats the views of climate skeptics respectfully by acknowledging their arguments and explaining why some of their views do have merit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935704737
Publisher:
American Meteorological Society
Publication date:
08/15/2014
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
263,703
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author


Based in Boulder, Colorado, Robert Henson is an editor at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, contributing editor of Weatherwise magazine, and a frequent guest blogger for Capital Weather Gang. He is the author of The Rough Guide to Weather and Weather on the Air: A History of Broadcast Meteorology.

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