The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery
How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth

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An international best seller embraced and endorsed by policy makers, scientists, writers and energy industry executives from around the world, Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers contributed in bringing the topic of global warming to national prominence. For the first time, a scientist provided an accessible and comprehensive account of the history, current status, and future impact of climate change, writing what has been acclaimed by reviewers everywhere as the definitive book on global warming.
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. The Weather Makers 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. Originally somewhat of a global warming skeptic, Tim Flannery spent several years researching the topic and offers a connect-the-dots approach for a reading public who has received patchy or misleading information on the subject. Pulling on his expertise as a scientist to discuss climate change from a historical perspective, Flannery also explains how climate change is interconnected across the planet.This edition includes an new afterword by the author.
 

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Born in Melbourne in 1956, Tim Flannery is a writer, scientist, and explorer. In 2007 he was named Australian of the Year and in 2011 he was appointed to head the Climate Change Commission established by Australian prime minister Julia Gillard.
 
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 390 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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A powerful and persuasive book, sure to provoke strong reaction.

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An authoritative yet accessible presentation of the scientific evidence that climate change is happening; a clear delineation of what global warming has done and could do to life on our planet; and an urgent call for action.

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Mammologist and paleontologist Flannery (The Eternal Frontier ), who in recent years has become well known for his controversial ideas on conservation, the enviro

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A global warming warning from an advocate for action.

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Discussions of global warming and climate change often center around anecdote and cyclical analysis. Scientist Tim Flannery seeks to clarify current — and future — conditions in The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What it Means for Life on Earth.

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BookPage

He shows how warming ocean waters gave Hurricane Katrina the added strength to blow right through Florida and on to New Orleans, and he documents worst-case scenarios for accelerated change.Flannery and other scientific writers have identified 1976 as the year when the earth's climate took a seri...

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Tim Flannery's The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and
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Bookmarks Magazine

Flannery writes that while global warming occurs naturally, temperatures are now increasing 30 times faster than ever recorded.

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Austin Chronicle

Luckily for the rest of us, who already had the pants scared off of us when Bette Midler played a dying Mother Earth in the 1990 made-for-TV program Earth Day Special, The Weather Makers makes for a fascinating and therapeutic read despite the just-shoot-me pain of chapters like No.

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AARP

It's a how-to book and a do-it-now book: buying a Prius means refueling only every 600 miles, using energy-efficient appliances can reduce household electricity use by up to 50 percent, and so on.

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TreeHugger

Black coal (anthracite) is composed of at least 92 per cent carbon, while dry brown coal is around 70 per cent carbon and 5 per cent hydrogen.

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TreeHugger

It also points out the misdirection of energy and effort- buliding a hydrogen economy makes no sense when 30% of domestic energy use is going for making hot water, which is easy and cheap to replace with solar.

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