Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know(r)

Climate Change What Everyone Needs to Know r Climate change will have a bigger impact on humanity than the Internet has had The last decade s spate of superstorms wildfires heat waves and droughts has accelerated the public discourse on this

  • Title: Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know(r)
  • Author: Joseph Romm
  • ISBN: 9780190250171
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • Climate change will have a bigger impact on humanity than the Internet has had The last decade s spate of superstorms, wildfires, heat waves, and droughts has accelerated the public discourse on this topic and lent credence to climatologist Lonnie Thomson s 2010 statement that climate change represents a clear and present danger to civilization In June 2015, the Pope dClimate change will have a bigger impact on humanity than the Internet has had The last decade s spate of superstorms, wildfires, heat waves, and droughts has accelerated the public discourse on this topic and lent credence to climatologist Lonnie Thomson s 2010 statement that climate change represents a clear and present danger to civilization In June 2015, the Pope declared that action on climate change is a moral issue.This book offers the most up to date examination of climate change s foundational science, its implications for our future, and the core clean energy solutions Alongside detailed but highly accessible descriptions of what is causing climate change, this entry in the What Everyone Needs to Know series answers questions about the practical implications of this growing force on our world How will climate change impact you and your family in the coming decades What are the future implications for owners of coastal property Should you plan on retiring in South Florida or the U.S Southwest or Southern Europe What occupations and fields of study will be most in demand in a globally warmed world What impact will climate change have on investments and the global economy As the world struggles to stem climate change and its effects, everyone will become a part of this story of the century Here is what you need to know.

    Climate Change Home worldbank Latest news and information from the World Bank and its development work on Climate Change Access facts, statistics, project information, development research from experts and latest news about Climate Change. Climate change Environment The Guardian Inside Guardian Weekly Kids v climate change inside the February edition of the Guardian Weekly Evidence Facts Climate Change Vital Signs of the Planet The Earth s climate has changed throughout history Just in the last , years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about , years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era and of human civilization. Climate change denial Climate change denial, or global warming denial, is part of the global warming controversy.It involves denial, dismissal, or unwarranted doubt that contradicts the scientific opinion on climate change, including the extent to which it is caused by humans, its impacts on nature and human society, or the potential of adaptation to global warming by human actions. Climate and Environment The New York Times Climate Fwd Climate Wasn t in Trump s Speech, but It Was Topic A in Congress the Next Day In this week s newsletter House committees held their first hearings in years on global warming Scientific Consensus Facts Climate Change Vital Signs Statement on climate change from scientific associations Observations throughout the world make it clear that climate change is occurring, and rigorous scientific research demonstrates that the greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are the primary driver. Scientific opinion on climate change Scientific opinion on climate change is a judgment of scientists regarding the degree to which global warming is occurring, its likely causes, and its probable consequences. A related but not identical term, scientific consensus on climate change, is the prevailing view on climate change within the scientific community The consensus is that Earth s climate has warmed significantly Climate Change Reconsidered The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change NIPCC is what its name suggests an international panel of nongovernment scientists and scholars who have come together to understand the causes and consequences of climate change. RealClimate A bimonthly thread on societal responses to climate change Note that there is another open thread for climate science topics Please stick to specifics as opposed to arguments about ethics, politics or morality in general. Climate Change Facts What Actions Should We Not Take to Respond to Climate Change We must respond prudently to the threats from climate change We live in a global economy, much of it with lower production costs than our own in the developed world.

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    1. Romm gives a good and helpful overview of what climate change entails, why it happens, where it's headed, and what we can do and should do about it. The book opens with a section on the basics, explaining the causes and effects of climate change. It moves on to discuss "extreme weather" and other "climate impacts". Finally, Romm discusses what can be done to avoid the worst impacts, what the options are, and how they are currently and might in future be addressed by governments. I gave the book [...]

    2. Dr. Joseph Romm knows Climate Change, focused completely on it for over a decade and involved since his Scripps/MIT PhD in the late 80s. This essential book is both comprehensive and persuasive. Answers every important question with full authority. My new favorite recommendation for deniers and slacktivists alike.Both Greenland and WAIS become irreversibly unstable at 2ºC, and they contain enough ice to raise sea levels by >10-15m each. Just 3 meters inundates Florida, Bangladesh, and large [...]

    3. "It is, I promise, worse than you think."These are the words that David Wallace-Wells used to begin his epic New York Magazine article, The Uninhabitable Earth. In it he paints a picture: vast swaths of the Earth are heated to become inhabitable. Enormous cyclones and snowstorms bury civilization in seas of water. The soil dries up, chokes, and blows away. Mass food riots lead to millions of refugees, and diseases spread up and across the world."The basic resources that we rely upon. All of them [...]

    4. Romm explains the science behind climate change (beyond simply citing the greenhouse effect) in accessible language, and demonstrates why addressing climate change is such an urgent issue, laying out the impacts we're already experiencing and the dramatic impacts we can expect to experience in our lifetimes - in the next several decades - without aggressive action. Regardless of your political views, contains information relevant to you if you care about any of the following: poverty, science an [...]

    5. This is the best FAQ I've read on climate change. That being said it's a hell of a dry read. Took me forever to finish this. Still never felt more knowledgeable about the current state of climate science. Despite its dry delivery it's worth reading to know just how dire the consequences of ignoring the problem will be. And I am sure we won't figure this out prior to 2° warming. Maybe 4° but that's arguably too late. We have the tech now and absolutely could figure this out, which is depressing [...]

    6. This is a really great reference book, but not a page turner. I enjoyed being able to bounce around, and it provided great, succinct, well organized information. I particularly enjoyed the questions about weather. However, it's not a non fiction with any sort of narrative. Use this for talking points and quick answers to questions, but not as an introduction to this topic for someone outside the choir.

    7. I live in Florida, it's 2017, this book predicts Florida will be ground zero for the effects of climate change. I'm already making plans on what to do, the world is not taking this problem seriously enough. This summer there were several category 5 hurricanes, Maria and Irma were catastrophic, it's a scientific prediction I've heard for several years that this would happen, hurricanes getting stronger. Very good book, I'm going to start focusing on this problem, we all should.

    8. This book covers the entire subject from basic science to analysis if corrective actions and description of the politics. It is organized by general topics, but written with specific questions and specific answers to each. Highly recommended to readers who already know some of the basics and especially to those who are still waiting to be convinced that climate change will be a global crisis by the middle of this century. Clearly written.

    9. This book may be the most elaborate hoax the Chinese have played on us yet. The Chinese have coerced the most reputable climate scientists to create very convincing data showing the horrific consequences climate change will have by the end of the century unless the world, principally the United States, takes serious action immediately and destroy its economy. Joseph Romm documents this great deceit in a thorough and readable and very tongue-in-cheek manner that would be taken seriously if it wer [...]

    10. It is not an understatement to say this is one of the most important books, if not the most important book in the world right now. Climate Change will affect everyone on this planet and it "will have a bigger impact on humanity than the Internet has had."This book is published by the Oxford University Press and "offers the most up-to-date examination of climate change's foundational science, its implications for our future, and the core clean energy solutions. Alongside detailed but highly acces [...]

    11. This is a great summary of current climate change science written by one of the world's experts. The problem is even worse than I thought and it's a shame that this issue has become so political. Rather than forming opinions based on information from politicians and corporations, I encourage skeptics (like I once was) to read this, as well as Congressional testimony from scientists (invited by both parties), which is all pretty consistent regarding the current evidence and potential impact. This [...]

    12. Well this book holds a mirror of future of our Earth in front of us. The author has explained the causes, effects and possible remedies of climate change in simple layman terms. Even if the threat of disaster due to global warming is lurking ,we have chosen to ignore it and carry our lifestyle which is causing uncontrolled carbon emission. Whenever I bring up the topic of global warming to discuss, always been ridiculed by friends and colleagues. I would like to urge the people to read this book [...]

    13. A useful guide to the science of climate change, but a little disingenuous to say the least in trying to focus on the science alone without the politics and economics, especially the neoliberal forces and corporate law ranged against efforts to curtail emissions. Not elegantly or passionately written, this is nevertheless a good place to start in trying to marshal scientific facts against those who disparage the truth of what's happening to the planet. I thought the section on carbon sequestrati [...]

    14. This book is arranging in a Q&A format, so you can jump around and use it as a reference guide. The author argues that climate change will affect the next generation as much as the Internet affected millennials and he certainly backs up that claim! I found this book interesting (I only had a vague idea of the science behind climate change to start) and helpful (he concludes with ways that you personally can help).

    15. It's a good all-around primer on the subject, but a little light on the science I was looking for. It's an everyman guide to climage change.

    16. 'Climate change will have a bigger impact on your family and friends and all of humanity than the internet has had'.Read this book and reccomend it to everyone you know. Time is running out!

    17. Thoroughly researched book on global warming, climate change, and man's contribution to it. Romm references over 50 different reports that show that the world is warming and that it is caused by man's actions. He also discusses multiple ways to correct the problem. Definitely worth reading if you are a climate change denier or if you are undecided.

    18. A tremendously valuable book that everyone interested in climate change should read. And we all should be interested in climate change.Written by a former assistant secretary of energy, with a PhD in physics and decades of science communication expertise, the book, subtitled "What Everyone Needs to Know," covers major facets of climate change in seven major sections. Each section is broken into the questions that most people ask. For example, section 1 is Climate Science Basics. It includes ques [...]

    19. Not a five-star book according to conventional criteria (aesthetics, entertainment value etc.). But its subject matter is of such horrifying urgency and Romm's treatment so solid, comprehensive and convincing that five stars are in order. If any of us care at all for the future of our children and grandchildren now is the time to wake up. This is a magnificent starting point

    20. A great primer to pro-climate change argument. Reading this alongside deniers texts, it does misrepresent some of their arguments, choosing to attack the harshest of critics instead of addressing the mostly moderate viewed deniers.

    21. Humans should set politics and tribal identities aside to read this book. The scientific overview is relatively comprehensive, extensively footnoted and clearly presented. The author's discussion of practical steps today's readers can take to reduce carbon footprint and plan for the future is positive and inspiring. However, while the known pros and cons of most current renewable energies and potential alternative fuels are discussed, the impacts of wind farms on local communities are not. That [...]

    22. Exactly what I was looking for. It truly is "everything you need to know" about Climate Change. Due to my own limited understanding, I never knew how to properly respond to someone when they'd state a myth about climate change. That's why I picked this book up, and now that I've finished, I feel well informed and equipped to school someone.This took me a while to read; it definitely isn't a page turner. It's much more like an encyclopedia - factual, filled with statistics, and dry.

    23. I wish the graphs were printed in color (as they were taken from references that used color coding to distinguish between the data), some things could have been organized better, and I felt that the author was too rushed to send this to print ASAP so it would not be outdated. But a good essential reading overall, would have given 5 stars if not for the above.

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