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Storms of My Grandchildren

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In his Q&A with Bill McKibben featured in the paperback edition of Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. James Hansen, the world's leading climatologist, shows that exactly contrary to the impression the public has received, the science of climate change has become even clearer and sharper since the hardcover was released. In Storms of My Grandchildren, Hansen speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: The planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return. In explaining the science of climate change, Hansen paints a devastating but all-too-realistic picture of what will happen in our children's and grandchildren's lifetimes if we follow the course we're on. But he is also an optimist, showing that there is still time to take the urgent, strong action that is needed- just barely.Praise for James Hansen and Storms of MyGrandchildren:

"James Hansen gives us the opportunity to watch a scientist who is sick of silence and compromise …offer up the fruits of four-plus decades of inquiry and ingenuity just in case he might change the course of history."-Los Angeles Times

"Dr. James Hansen is Paul Revere to the foreboding tyranny of climate chaos-a modern-day hero who has braved criticism and censure and put his career and fortune at stake to issue the call to arms against the apocalyptic forces of ignorance and greed."-Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

"When the history of the climate crisis is written, Hansen will be seen as the scientist with the most powerful and consistent voice calling for intelligent action to preserve our planet's environment."-Al Gore, Time magazine

Synopsis:

In explaining the science of climate change, Hansen, the world's leading climatologist, paints a devastating but all-too-realistic picture of what will happen in our children's and grandchildren's lifetimes if we follow the course we're on.

Synopsis:

In his Q&A with Bill McKibben featured in the paperback edition of Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. James Hansen, the world's leading climatologist, shows that exactly contrary to the impression the public has received, the science of climate change has become even clearer and sharper since the hardcover was released. In Storms of My Grandchildren, Hansen speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: The planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return. In explaining the science of climate change, Hansen paints a devastating but all-too-realistic picture of what will happen in our children's and grandchildren's lifetimes if we follow the course we're on. But he is also an optimist, showing that there is still time to take the urgent, strong action that is needed- just barely.Praise for James Hansen and Storms of MyGrandchildren:

"James Hansen gives us the opportunity to watch a scientist who is sick of silence and compromise …offer up the fruits of four-plus decades of inquiry and ingenuity just in case he might change the course of history."-Los Angeles Times

"Dr. James Hansen is Paul Revere to the foreboding tyranny of climate chaos-a modern-day hero who has braved criticism and censure and put his career and fortune at stake to issue the call to arms against the apocalyptic forces of ignorance and greed."-Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

"When the history of the climate crisis is written, Hansen will be seen as the scientist with the most powerful and consistent voice calling for intelligent action to preserve our planet's environment."-Al Gore, Time magazine

Synopsis:

In his Q&A with Bill McKibben featured in the paperback edition of Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. James Hansen, the world's leading climatologist, shows that exactly contrary to the impression the public has received, the science of climate change has become even clearer and sharper since the hardcover was released. In Storms of My Grandchildren he speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: the planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return. In explaining the science of climate change, Hansen paints a devastating but all-too-realistic picture of what will happen in our children's and grandchildren's lifetimes if we follow the course we're on. But politicians haven't made the connection between the policy and the science. Hansen shows that the biggest obstacle to solving global warming is the role of money in politics; why cap and trade won't work; why we must phase out all coal; and why 350 ppm of carbon in the atmosphere is a limit we must achieve in the next two decades if our grandchildren are to avoid global metdown and the storms of the book's titles. But he is also an optimist, showing that there is still time to take the urgent, strong action that is needed—taking to the streets, if necessary.

About the Author

Dr. James Hansen is perhaps best known for bringing global warming to the world's attention in the 1980s, when he first testified before Congress. An adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University and at Columbia's Earth Institute, and director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, he is frequently called to testify before Congress on climate issues. Dr. Hansen's background in both space and earth sciences allows a broad perspective on the status and prospects of our home planet. This is his first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781608195022
Subtitle:
The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity
Author:
Hansen, James
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation
Subject:
Protection
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20101221
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 6 x 1 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In explaining the science of climate change, Hansen, the world's leading climatologist, paints a devastating but all-too-realistic picture of what will happen in our children's and grandchildren's lifetimes if we follow the course we're on.
"Synopsis" by ,

In his Q&A with Bill McKibben featured in the paperback edition of Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. James Hansen, the world's leading climatologist, shows that exactly contrary to the impression the public has received, the science of climate change has become even clearer and sharper since the hardcover was released. In Storms of My Grandchildren, Hansen speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: The planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return. In explaining the science of climate change, Hansen paints a devastating but all-too-realistic picture of what will happen in our children's and grandchildren's lifetimes if we follow the course we're on. But he is also an optimist, showing that there is still time to take the urgent, strong action that is needed- just barely.Praise for James Hansen and Storms of MyGrandchildren:

"James Hansen gives us the opportunity to watch a scientist who is sick of silence and compromise …offer up the fruits of four-plus decades of inquiry and ingenuity just in case he might change the course of history."-Los Angeles Times

"Dr. James Hansen is Paul Revere to the foreboding tyranny of climate chaos-a modern-day hero who has braved criticism and censure and put his career and fortune at stake to issue the call to arms against the apocalyptic forces of ignorance and greed."-Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

"When the history of the climate crisis is written, Hansen will be seen as the scientist with the most powerful and consistent voice calling for intelligent action to preserve our planet's environment."-Al Gore, Time magazine

"Synopsis" by ,
In his Q&A with Bill McKibben featured in the paperback edition of Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. James Hansen, the world's leading climatologist, shows that exactly contrary to the impression the public has received, the science of climate change has become even clearer and sharper since the hardcover was released. In Storms of My Grandchildren he speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: the planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return. In explaining the science of climate change, Hansen paints a devastating but all-too-realistic picture of what will happen in our children's and grandchildren's lifetimes if we follow the course we're on. But politicians haven't made the connection between the policy and the science. Hansen shows that the biggest obstacle to solving global warming is the role of money in politics; why cap and trade won't work; why we must phase out all coal; and why 350 ppm of carbon in the atmosphere is a limit we must achieve in the next two decades if our grandchildren are to avoid global metdown and the storms of the book's titles. But he is also an optimist, showing that there is still time to take the urgent, strong action that is needed—taking to the streets, if necessary.
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