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The Hot Topic

What We Can Do About Global Warming

Gabrielle Walker, David King

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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.



Praise For The Hot Topic: What We Can Do About Global Warming

ADVANCE 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

Mariner Books, 9780156033183, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2008



About the Author

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.

Sir David King is the UK Government's Chief Science Adviser.  In this position, he has instigated the Energy Research Partnership, run the Government Foresight program on Flood and Coastal Defenses, and set up the Climate Change Conference at Exeter in 2005, as well as lectured on climate change to numerous parliaments and governments.