The Global Warming Combat Manual describes the practical measures that readers can take in their daily lives to reduce their carbon footprints. It also guides the reader on how to link her personal choices with the legal, political, economic, and technological changes that are being orchestrated on the world stage to deal with global warming. The emphasis throughout is on practical tips for how people in their everyday roles as citizens, homeowners, employees, commuters, tourists, sportsmen, business owners, or farmers can help combat global warming. This book gives general readers the tools they need to calculate and put into action the most rational and ethical "green" choices. Dovetailing the personal with the technological and public-policy dimensions, this book lays out the whole battery of existing, emerging, and speculative solutions for global warming: ranging from the humdrum and easy (keeping your tires properly inflated), through the necessary and hard (retooling the ways you transport, house, and feed yourself for maximum energy efficiency and minimum carbon footprint), the possible (switching over a large fraction of our carbon-based energy sector to alternative sectors based on biofuel, wind, solar, and geothermal power), the visionary (creating a bacterium that will consume CO2), and the improbable (deploying giant reflecting mirrors out in space), all the way to the weird and dangerous (pumping sulfur aerosols into the stratosphere).
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About the Author
Bruce E. Johansen is Frederick W. Kayser Research Professor of Communication and Native American Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is the author of dozens of books, including Global Warming in the 21st Century (Praeger, 2006), The Global Warming Desk Reference (Greenwood Press, 2001), The Dirty Dozen: Toxic Chemicals and the Earth's Future (Praeger, 2003), Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues (Greenwood Press, 2003), and Silenced! Academic Freedom, Scientific Inquiry, and the First Amendment under Siege in America (Praeger, 2007). Johansen regularly contributes articles on environmental issues to such national periodicals as The Nation, The Progressive, the Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic Monthly.