Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas and the Weather of the Future

Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas and the Weather of the Future

by Climate Central
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Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas and the Weather of the Future by Climate Central

Global Weirdness summarizes everything we know about the science of climate change, explains what is likely to happen to the climate in the future, and lays out, in practical terms, what we can do to avoid further shifts. In fifty easy-to-read entries, Climate Central tackles basic questions such as:
-Is climate ever “normal”?
-Why and how do fossil-fuel burning and other human practices produce greenhouse gases?
-What natural forces have caused climate change in the past?
-What risks does climate change pose for human health?
-What accounts for the diminishment of mountain glaciers and small ice caps around the world since 1850?
-What are the economic costs and benefits of reducing carbon emissions?

Illustrated throughout with clarifying graphics, Global Weirdness enlarges our understanding of how climate change affects our daily lives, and arms us with the incontrovertible facts we need to make informed decisions about the future of the planet, and of humankind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307743367
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 429,117
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

This book was produced collectively by scientists and journalists at Climate Central, a nonprofit, nonpartisan science and journalism organization. The book was written by Emily Elert and Michael D. Lemonick; prior to external scientific peer review, it was reviewed by staff scientists Philip Duffy, Ph.D. (Chief Scientist), Nicole Heller, Ph.D. (ecosystems and adaptation), Alyson Kenward, Ph.D. (chemistry), Eric Larson, Ph.D. (energy systems), and Claudia Tebaldi, Ph.D. (climate statistics).

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Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas and the Weather of the Future 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
razzygirlLL More than 1 year ago
Michael D. Lemonick is a co-author. He was a writer for TIME magazine on science for many years and he knows how to take complicated material and make it easy, actionable and understandable. This is a terrific asset when it comes to writing about the topic of climate change where people see it as too complicated and want to throw up their hands. Buy a hardcover of this book, read it and then pass it around, especially to folks who "don't know if climate changes are really happening." Do that and you'll be doing something about climate change. . .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Floats around in mindscape