The Hot Topic

The Hot Topic

What We Can Do about Global Warming

By Gabrielle Walker; David King

Harvest Books, Paperback, 9780156033183, 276pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2008


Last year, awareness about global warming reached a tipping point. Now 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. 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 the Author
GABRIELLE WALKERhas a PhD in chemistry fromCambridge Universityand has taught at both Cambridge and Princeton universities. She is a consultant to NewScientist, contributes frequently to BBC Radio, and writes for many newspapers and magazines. She is also the author offour books, including An Ocean of Air and Antarctica. She lives inLondon.

David King is Head of English at St Andrews Lutheran College on the Gold Coast and has also worked in a range of Catholic, Independent and State schools in Queensland. Dave was Project Officer for the Boys and Literacy Project and co-authored 'Boys and Literacy: Meeting the Challenge' (James Cook University and DEETYA). He is a regular presenter at and contributor to ETAQ conferences and workshops.

Praise For The Hot Topic


“This is a fantastic book. It’s just what the world needs right now.”—Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers

“A masterful book, wonderfully well-written. It should become the authoritative statement on climate change and what to do about it for years to come.” —James Lovelock, author of The Revenge of Gaia