Written by Elizabeth May, Zoe Caron
Get positive suggestions for practical solutions to this heated issue.
Hotly debated in the political arena and splashed across the media almost 24/7, global warming has become the topic of the moment. Whatever one's views on its cause, there is no denying that the earth's climate is changing, and people everywhere are worried. Global Warming For Dummies sorts out fact from fiction, explaining the science behind climate change and examining the possible long-term effects of a warmer planet. This no-nonsense yet friendly guide helps you explore solutions to this challenging problem, from what governments and industry can do to what you can do at home and how to get involved.
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Understand global warming and what you can do to make a positive difference!
Fiercely debated in the political arena and constantly splashed across the media, global warming is a hot topic. Global Warming For Dummies sorts out fact from fiction, explaining the science behind climate change and examining the possible long-term effects of a warmer planet. This friendly guide helps readers explore solutions to this challenging problem, from what governments and industry can do to what readers can do at home and how to get involved.
Understanding the greenhouse effect — discover how greenhouse gases affect the planet's atmosphere
Tracking down the causes — investigate how society has caused a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
Examining global warming's effects — see the changes already taking place around the world and look at what scientists project for the future
Switching to renewable energy — find out about carbon-free alternative energy sources
Going green in business — explore how companies in every sector can help stop global warming while helping their bottom line
Taking action — check out dozens of ways you can be a part of the solution, from what you eat to what you wear to how you heat your home
A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the Sierra Club of Canada Foundation.
Open the book and find:
How human activity is altering Earth's atmosphere
What could happen when polar ice melts
Which species could disappear if global warming continues
Carbon-reduction success stories from around the world
What the Kyoto Protocol is and what it means
How the sun, wind, earth, and ocean can all provide clean sources of energy
You can fight global warming by hopping on a bike or painting your roof white
About the Author
Elizabeth May is the leader of the Green Party of Canada. Dr. May is a lawyer and the author of six books on Canadian environmental issues. She has been recognized twice by the United Nations for her work in the environmental movement.
Zoe Caron serves on the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club of Canada. She works with Students on Ice Expeditions, bringing students from around the world to the Arctic and Antarctic to learn about the importance of these regions.
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (November 3, 2008)
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