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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and engaging, 7 April 2009
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This review is from: The Rough Guide To Climate Change (Rough Guides Reference Titles) (Paperback)
This book presents a comprehensive review of the science, the social and environmental issues and the debates surrounding climate change, as well as reviewing various proposed ways of addressing the issues. The book is very accessible and well structured. It also deals with the common sceptical arguments thoroughly. The media tend to deal with issues such as climate change by presenting the case for and the case against as though they had equal backing, even where this is clearly not the case. This book provides a thorough review of the overwhelming scientific concensus that climate change is happening and of its causes. It leaves you with little doubt that the planet is warming and that this is caused by human activities. My only criticism would be that, after having clearly set out the enormity of the challenge facing humanity, the chapter about what we could do personally felt a little flimsy and left me feeling that global action is highly unlikely to be swift and far-reaching enough to address the problem.
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Initial post: 6 Jan 2010 15:14:14 GMT
Mr. N. Mabbs says:
Glaucon

Your comments are a bit dated now - I was once a believer too but have seen the light.
go to http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/ to get the latest science.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2010 00:08:20 BDT
Glaucon says:
Perhaps you know, and can share, who funds SPPI? This information is suspiciously absent from their website, even though previous organisations run by Robert Ferguson, the president of SPPI, have been funded by Exxon for many years - see:
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Robert_Ferguson_(Science_and_Public_Policy_Institute)

Call me old fashioned, but I prefer to get my science from peer reviewed papers rather than history undergraduates with large axes to grind.
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