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

Version: Unabridged
Author: Tim Flannery
Narrator: Drew De Carvalho
Genres: Science & Technology, Animals & Nature
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: March 2006
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 15 minutes
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Overview

Sometime this century the day will arrive when the human influence on the climate will overwhelm all other natural factors. Over the past decade, the world has seen the most powerful El Nino ever recorded, the most devastating hurricane in two hundred years, the hottest European summer on record, and one of the worst storm seasons ever experienced in Florida. 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. Along with a riveting history of climate change, Tim Flannery offers specific suggestions for action for both lawmakers and individuals, from investing in renewable power sources like wind, solar, and geothermal energy, to offering an action plan with steps each and every one of us can take right now to reduce deadly CO2 emissions by as much as 70 percent.

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Good info

Written by Gordon on October 26th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

If you have any questions about climate change or just want to know more in-depth information about it, this book is it.

Author Details

Author Details

Flannery, Tim

Tim Flannery is an internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer, and conservationist. His most recent book, The Weather Makers, was a national and international best seller that was translated into twenty-four languages.