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3.0 out of 5 stars Rather disappointing, 13 May 2010
This review is from: Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity (Hardcover)
I wanted to read this book because I wanted to know the author's view about what is going to happen to our climate and how politics deals with scientists with unpopular opinions. I found the discussion of the science rather spotty, and therefore unconvincing. It is nowhere near as good as, for example, a book like The Rough Guide to Climate Change. The description of how some politicians deals with the problem of climate change was better, although it is almost exclusively restricted to the author's personal experiences. The author also seems to be more used to writing for his scientific colleagues rather then laymen. All in all I was rather disappointed in the book.
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Martin Lack says:
I am sorry to hear you were disappointed by reading this book. As one of the official reviewers has observed, Hansen's style is rather rambling and incoherent at times. However, I do not think you can match Hansen for his grasp of ALL the interconnected issues, and his sometimes painfully-honest, personal perspective on all the political posturing and bad decision-making in recent decades. I agree with you that Robert Henson's The Rough Guide To Climate Change (Rough Guides Reference Titles) is an excellent book, but Robert Henson does not even atttempt to criticise the IPCC for barking up the wrong tree, to rebuke our politicians for lying to us about the acceptability of continuing to burn coal, or to question the wisdom of having abandoned fast neutron reactor technology in the face of misguided anti-nuclear hysteria 20 years ago.
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