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The Resource The weather makers : how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth, Tim Flannery

The weather makers : how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth, Tim Flannery

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The weather makers : how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth
Title
The weather makers
Title remainder
how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth
Statement of responsibility
Tim Flannery
Creator
Subject
Genre
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Language
eng
Summary
Sometime this century the day will arrive when the human influence on the climate will overwhelm all other natural factors. Over the past decade, the world has seen the most powerful El Nino ever recorded, the most devastating hurricane in two hundred years, the hottest European summer on record, and one of the worst storm seasons ever experienced in Florida. With one out of every five living things on this planet committed to extinction by the levels of greenhouse gases that will accumulate in the next few decades, we are reaching a global climatic tipping point. [This book] is both an urgent warning and a call to arms, outlining the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Along with a riveting history of climate change, [the author] offers specific suggestions for action for both lawmakers and individuals, from investing in renewable power sources like wind, solar, and geothermal energy, to offering an action plan with steps each and every one of us can take right now to reduce deadly CO2 emissions by as much as 70 percent.-Dust jacket. Includes information on acidity in ocean, air pollution, carbon dioxide, climate change, coal, coral reefs, extinctions, global warming, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, hurricanes, Kyoto Protocol, Montreal Protocol, oil, ozone, plankton, rainfall, solar power, sunlight, nuclear power, wind power, geothermal energy,
Summary
Originally skeptical of global warming, Flannery spent years compiling his own research. What he learned is sobering. Human beings are weather makers whose production of carbon dioxide is polluting the planet at a devastating rate. Species are disappearing, the natural world is changing, and weather events, like Hurricane Katrina, are becoming increasingly disastrous. But as Flannery shows, there are cleaner ways to live--and doing so is the only wat to avoid global catastrophe
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Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, General Non Fiction Book of the Year, 2006.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.738/74
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.C5
LC item number
F438 2005
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QC981.8.C5
NAL item number
F438 2005
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth
Label
The weather makers : how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth, Tim Flannery
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1501/2005052350-d.html
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2005 by Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, Australia"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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Contents
The slow awakening -- 1: Gaia's tools -- Gaia -- The great aerial ocean -- The gaseous greenhouse -- The sages and the onion skin -- Time's gateways -- Born in the deep freeze -- Making the long summer -- Digging up the dead -- 2: One in ten thousand -- The unraveling world -- Peril at the poles -- The great stumpy reef? -- A warning from the golden toad -- Liquid gold: changes in rainfall -- An energetic onion skin -- Playing at Canute -- 3: The science of prediction -- Model worlds -- The commitment and approaching extreme danger -- Leveling the mountains -- How can they keep on moving? -- Boiling the abyss -- The pack of jokers -- Civilization: out with a whimper? -- 4: People in greenhouses -- A close-run thing -- The road to Kyoto -- Cost, cost, cost -- People in greenhouses shouldn't tell lies -- Engineering solutions? -- Last steps on the stairway to heaven? -- 5: The solution -- Bright as sunlight, light as wind -- Nuclear Lazarus? -- Of hybrids, minicats, and contrails -- The last act of God? -- The carbon dictatorship? -- Time's up -- Over to you
Control code
ocm61123222
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 357 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780871139351
Lccn
2005052350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780871139351
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)61123222
Label
The weather makers : how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth, Tim Flannery
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1501/2005052350-d.html
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2005 by Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, Australia"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The slow awakening -- 1: Gaia's tools -- Gaia -- The great aerial ocean -- The gaseous greenhouse -- The sages and the onion skin -- Time's gateways -- Born in the deep freeze -- Making the long summer -- Digging up the dead -- 2: One in ten thousand -- The unraveling world -- Peril at the poles -- The great stumpy reef? -- A warning from the golden toad -- Liquid gold: changes in rainfall -- An energetic onion skin -- Playing at Canute -- 3: The science of prediction -- Model worlds -- The commitment and approaching extreme danger -- Leveling the mountains -- How can they keep on moving? -- Boiling the abyss -- The pack of jokers -- Civilization: out with a whimper? -- 4: People in greenhouses -- A close-run thing -- The road to Kyoto -- Cost, cost, cost -- People in greenhouses shouldn't tell lies -- Engineering solutions? -- Last steps on the stairway to heaven? -- 5: The solution -- Bright as sunlight, light as wind -- Nuclear Lazarus? -- Of hybrids, minicats, and contrails -- The last act of God? -- The carbon dictatorship? -- Time's up -- Over to you
Control code
ocm61123222
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 357 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780871139351
Lccn
2005052350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780871139351
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)61123222

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