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Storm Warnings: Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Storm Warnings: Climate Change and Extreme Weather [Kindle Edition]

Scientific American Editors

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Hurricanes. Blizzards. Flooding. Drought. If extreme events like these seem to be on the rise, it’s for apparent reason. The first three-quarters of 2012 brought the worst European winter in 25 years; massive flooding in Australia, Brazil and China; a deepening drought affecting over 50% of the US; and Hurricane Sandy inflicted massive damage on the Northeast US. The likelihood of these extreme weather events are increasingly being tied to anthropogenic—or manmade, mostly through overproduction of carbon dioxide—global warming. It’s no longer an abstract idea; it’s being felt locally, on every level.
This eBook, Storm Warnings: Climate Change and Extreme Weather, gives you the tools to better understand what’s behind climate change, what might be in store during the coming decades and how we can begin to reverse the detrimental effects mankind has had on the atmosphere. The first half of the book focuses on those unprecedented weather events and the science behind them, from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy to the collapse of glacial ice shelves in the Antarctic. Chapter 5 delves into greenhouse gas emissions and their effect on global warming, including an excellent piece by leading expert James Hansen, who exposes the main culprits of climate change. The last chapters focus on addressing and reducing the problems of climate change at both the public policy and local levels. In particular, Scientific American Editor David Biello lays out 10 solutions that include small changes we all can make in our daily lives—practical, but effective, consumer choices that add up. It might be a drop in the bucket, but every drop counts.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1345 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Scientific American (12 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A3PJ9XQ
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ebook 6 Jan 2013
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As a result of reading this ebook I ordered the Scientific America magazine. This ebook gives a very good account of ice cap melting and the potential sea level rises. Towards the end of the book I also found it helpful in giving the other side of the story and some helpful ideas how we can improve the global warming crisis as well as some positive views of what is already being done. I found this ebook to be an easy read and well worth while.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection of articles 1 Jun 2013
By Doris A. Henderson - Published on
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These articles are all very good but a bit dated as they are a few years old and don't reflect the events of 2012 Super Storm Sandy or the first measurment of 400 ppm of carbondioxide in the arctic.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 25 Jun 2014
By Bob - Published on
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Everyone should read this book on climate change and maybe they'd believe this is REAL!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide to climate change 18 Jan 2014
By Rob - Published on
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For a layman such as myself this books outlines and explains crystal clear the science behind Climate Change and why human activity is to blame.

In a way it's terrifying to read because you realize just how harmful excessive CO2 emissions really are to the global ecosystem (I found the effects it's having on the oceans to be particularly disturbing).
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5.0 out of 5 stars One must read this 5 April 2013
By Washington B. Filho - Published on
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This is an excellent booklet on this important topic. Although available elsewhere (on previous SA issues), the readily availability of such papers in a single volume is worth having. Most important to engineers students of all ages.
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