Our Simmering Planet : What to Do About Global Warming? Paperback
Part of the Global Issues S. series
Heat waves in Delhi and Athens. Hurricane Mitch in Central America and tornadoes in the USA.
Floods in Britain and China. All unprecedented in severity. Unprecedented in frequency too. What is happening to the world's weather? What are the world's governments doing about it? This book takes us through the science and behind the politics to explore.
Topics covered include: climate instability and why we need to worry; the increases in average temperatures and their potential impact; and global warming and the evidence for it.
The author asks what can be done, and what sorts of solutions and strategies the scientists are proposing.
At the same time, she asks why the politicians are failing to settle on effective action.
This book makes it clear to the general reader what is at stake; the difficulties of concerted action; the varying concerns of countries North and South; and the urgent necessity for all of us to press our politicians to take climate instability seriously.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 193 pages, boxes, notes, bibliography, index
- Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/01/2002
- Category: Meteorology & climatology
- ISBN: 9781842770795
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