Global Weirdness

Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas, and the Weather of the Future

By Climate Central; Climate Central; J. Charles (Read by)
Brilliance Audio, MP3 CD, 9781455892181

Publication Date: July 24, 2012

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Description

Produced by Climate Central a highly regarded independent, nonprofit journalism and research organization founded in 2008 and reviewed by scientists at major educational and research institutions the world over, "Global Weirdness" summarizes, in clear and accessible prose, everything we already know about the science of climate change; explains what is likely to happen to the climate in the future; and lays out in practical terms what we can and cannot do to avoid further shifts.

Sixty easy-to-read entries tackle such questions as: Is climate ever normal ? Why and how do fossil-fuel burning and other human practices produce greenhouse gases? What natural forces have caused climate change in the past? What risks does climate change pose for human health? What accounts for the diminishment of mountain glaciers and small ice caps around the world since 1850? What are the economic costs and benefits of reducing carbon emissions?

"Global Weirdness" enlarges our understanding of how climate change affects our daily lives, and arms us with the incontrovertible facts we need to make informed decisions about the future of the planet and of humankind.




About the Author
This book was produced collectively by scientists and journalists at Climate Central, a nonprofit, nonpartisan science and journalism organization. It was written by Emily Elert and Michael D. Lemonick. Prior to external scientific peer review, it was reviewed by staff scientists Philip Duffy, Ph.D. (chief scientist); Nicole Heller, Ph.D. (ecosystems and adaptation); Alyson Kenward, Ph.D. (chemistry); Eric Larson, Ph.D. (energy systems); and Claudia Tebaldi, Ph.D. (climate statistics).Charles has more than 40 years experience in professional theatre, radio, television, and film. He trained in theatre at Michigan State University and Carnegie Tech.
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