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The most understandable book on the scale of our problem,
This review is from: Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air (Paperback)
This has to be one of the most well written books I have read in ages. Professor MacKay brings all forms of energy down to the rule of thumb, making the scale of the problem understandable.
I plan on buying this for everyone I know. The key message that I got from this book is that "every little helps, a little", which is to say that doing things like turning off a mobile phone charger will not fix global warming, we have to make big changes.
He also provides clearly detailed solutions.
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Initial post: 4 Jan 2009 09:36:38 GMT
Bill C says:
I agree with the reviewer. Big changes will be needed, and by the time you've read the book (having read it free on-line, I'll be buying at least one copy) you'll have acquired a taste for rule-of-thumb arithmetic and the unobscured view of the global warming problem that it provides.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2013 01:42:02 BDT
@ Bill: What global warming problem? There's been no change in global average temperatures this century. See http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/hadcrut3
And the mild warming last century is less than that you might experience on a drive down from Manchester to Brighton. So what problem are you guys hoping to solve exactly?
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