The Hot Topic by Gabrielle Walker
What We Can Do About Global Warming

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One of the most dynamic writers and one of the most respected scientists in the field of climate change offer the first concise guide to both the problems and the solutions of global warming. Guiding us past a blizzard of information and misinformation, Gabrielle Walker and Sir David King explain the science of warming, the most cutting-edge technological solutions from small to large, and the national and international politics that will affect our efforts.
While there have been many other books about the problem of global warming, none has addressed what we can and should do about it so clearly and persuasively, with no spin, no agenda, and no exaggeration. Neither Walker nor King is an activist or politician, and theirs is not a generic green call to arms. Instead they propose specific ideas to fix a very specific problem. Most important, they offer hope: This is a serious issue, perhaps the most serious that humanity has ever faced. But we can still do something about it. And they’ll show us how.
 

About Gabrielle Walker

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GABRIELLE WALKER has a PhD in chemistry from Cambridge University and has taught at both Cambridge and Princeton universities. She is a consultant to New Scientist, contributes frequently to BBC Radio, and writes for many newspapers and magazines. She is also the author of four books, including An Ocean of Air and Antarctica. She lives in London.
 
Published April 7, 2008 by Mariner Books. 292 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Resistance is high in developing nations such as China, and some developed nations—notably the United States and Russia—have been reluctant to face reality.

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In this excellent primer on arguably the most serious problem facing the world today, Walker (An Ocean of Air ) and King, the U.K.'s chief science adviser, present in concise layman's language “everything you wanted to know about global warming but were too depressed to ask.” They explain how fos...

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So, another book about climate change.

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