Global warming has surfaced as the political issue of the nineties. Most of the world's climate scientists concur that global warming has become an undeniable reality, over 60% of Americans believe that it is something to worry about, and more than 70% think that the United States should take a leading role in combating this challenge to the environment. Yet the United States Government remains reluctant to take the steps necessary to begin treating this devastating environmental problem.
Written by the world's leading scientists and energy analysts, and commissioned by Greenpeace as a shadow document to the finding of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Global Warming: The Greenpeace Report presents the most authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date report on the subject. The study provides clear, straight-forward explanations of what global warming is, and how the greenhouse effect works.
The contributorsSteven Schneider, David Schimmell, George Woodwell, Amory Lovins, Carlo LaPorta, and Michael Walsh among themexplain the scientific data, assess its implications, and outline the policies that governments must implement in order to escape what could be the most serious threat our planet has ever faced. They address the ecological trauma, human health problems, and physical devastation resulting from global warming, and also demonstrate how we can cut greenhouse emissions without significantly altering the American lifestyle. Unlike other studies on the subject, the Report advocates policies that are consistent with the scientist's warnings.
Describing the environmental imperatives and changes crucial to ending the greenhouse threat, Global Warming: The Greenpeace Report will be essential reading for policy-makers; teachers and students of environmental studies, political science, and government; and anyone who is concerned about the future of our planet.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.27(d)|
About the Author
About the Editor:
Dr. Jeremy Leggett is Director of Science at Greenpeace, United Kingdom. His numerous articles on environmental issues and science policy have appeared in a broad range of publications, including New Scientist, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Sunday Times, and The Observer.