The Hot Topic
What We Can Do About Global Warming
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
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.