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Hot Air: Meeting Canada's Climate Change Challenge

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Heres a clear, believable book for Canadians concerned about our situation — and it offers a solution.

Its a brilliant mix. To “Canadas best mind on the environment,” Mark Jaccard, who won the 2006 Donner Prize for an academic book in this area, you add Nic Rivers, a researcher who works with him at Simon Fraser University. Then you add Jeffrey Simpson, the highly respected Globe and Mail columnist, to punch the message home in a clear, hard-hitting way. The result is a unique book.

Most other books on energy and climate change are: (a) terrifying or (b) academic or (c) quirky, advocating a single, neat solution like solar or wind power.

This book is different. It starts with an alarming description of the climate threat to our country. Then it shifts to an alarming description of how Canadians have been betrayed by their politicians (“Were working on it!”), their industrialists (“Things arent that bad, really, and voluntary guidelines will be good enough.”), and even their environmentalists (“Energy efficiency can be profitable, and people can change their lifestyles!”) All of this, of course, reinforces the myths that forceful policies are not needed.

Hot Air then lays out in convincing and easily understandable terms the few simple policies that Canada must adopt right away in order to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next few decades. It even shows how these policies can be designed to have minimal negative effects.

With evidence from other countries that are successfully addressing climate change, Hot Air shows why these are the only policies that will work — and why this is a matter of life and death for all of us.

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About the Author

Jeffrey Simpson has been the Globe and Mails national columnist since 1984 and is a nationally recognized figure and an Officer of the Order of Canada. A former Governor Generals Award—winner, he is the author most recently of The Friendly Dictatorship.

Mark Jaccard is a professor at SFUs School of Resource and Environmental Management and an internationally respected authority on climate change. His academic publications have won him the Best Policy Book Award and the Donner Prize. As the leading Canadian authority on climate change, he is the sixth most frequently interviewed professor in the country, and Roy MacGregor has called him “Canadas best mind on the environment.”

Nic Rivers is a researcher and writer at SFU who assisted with research, and with the fifteen maps and graphs that help explain the books message.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780771080975
Author:
Simpson, Jeffrey
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart
Author:
Rivers, Nic
Author:
Jaccard, Mark
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Government policy
Subject:
General
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Climatic changes -- Canada.
Subject:
Climat - Changements - Canada
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 MAPS/CHARTS/GRAPHS
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.40x5.50x.60 in. .70 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Earth Sciences
Science and Mathematics » Physics

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