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Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change (Books to Build a New Society)

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Publisher Comments:

In the 60s, Silent Spring forced us to pay attention to the problem with pesticides. The 70s galvanized the nation to conserve. In the 90s our communities came together to "reduce, reuse, and recycle." And now, the first decade of the new millennium will focus our attention on our most urgent environmental challenge yet: global warming and the potential for irreversible climate change.

Stormy Weather is the first and only book to put simple, effective solutions to global warming in the hands of ordinary citizens, communities, businesses, power utilities, state governments, and national leaders.

In a clear and understandable style, Stormy Weather explains why we and the planet have reached this over-heated situation and how scientists predict "runaway" climate change will affect the Earth and our lives. The solutions to global warming revolve around 12 core methods of reducing our use of fossil fuels and filling our energy needs with solar, wind, tidal, and bio fuels. Each user-friendly solution is organized on two facing pages with a description, illustrations, quotations, resources, and a detailed "how-to" section. Solutions are grouped by social sector — Individuals; Citizen Groups; Towns and Cities; State Government; Power Utilities; Businesses; Oil, Coal & Gas Corporations; Automobile Corporations; National Governments; and Developing Nations — breaking-up these vital planet-saving tasks into manageable activities for both idividuals and larger organizations.

From riding your bike to the office to developing sustainable transportation infrastructures, and from launching a tree-planting initiative in your community to negotiating a global forests protection treaty, this critical book will help anyone and everyone — on a small or grand scale-to participate in cooling our planet's troubled atmosphere.

Review:

"One of the clearest, most concise guides yet on coping with climate change." Green Business Letter

Review:

"A fabulous book! Everybody talks about the climate, but nobody does anything about it. Now they can. Stormy Weather provides a sweeping vision of the issues and comprehensive, practical solutions. A must-read for anyone who wants a cleaner, healthier planet." James Hansen, Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Review:

"A wonderful contribution that provides clear guidance on climate solutions — 101 of them, in fact. Positive action is long overdue and this exciting road map will help move us forward." David Suzuki, scientist, author, and broadcaster

Review:

"[A]n invaluable boook: science and solutions, credible and accessible — a must-read survival guide for Planet Earth." Elizabeth May, Sierra Club of Canada

Review:

"[A]n extraordinary accomplishment." The Rev. Sally G. Bingham, The Regeneration Project, San Francisco

Review:

"[A] one-stop shop for global warming action for all sectors of society." Jennifer Morgan, Director of Climate Change Campaign, World Wildlife Fund

Synopsis:

At last - a book that puts proven solutions to global warming in the hands of ordinary citizens, communities, businesses, power utilities, and local and national governments.

About the Author

Guy Dauncey is a sustainable development consultant and the publisher of EcoNews, a monthly environmental newsletter. He is the author of EarthFuture and After the Crash and a regular contributor to YES! Magazine. Dauncey lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865714212
Subtitle:
101 Solutions to Global Climate Change
Foreword:
Gelbspan, Ross
Author:
Dauncey, Guy
Author:
Gelbspan, Ross
Author:
Mazza, Patrick
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Location:
Gabriola Island, B.C.
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Global warming
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Pollution prevention
Subject:
Greenhouse gas mitigation.
Subject:
Grennhouse effect, Atmospheric
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Books to Build a New Society
Series Volume:
RN-425
Publication Date:
July 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
9.00 x 7.00 in

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Product details 270 pages New Society Publishers - English 9780865714212 Reviews:
"Review" by , "One of the clearest, most concise guides yet on coping with climate change."
"Review" by , "A fabulous book! Everybody talks about the climate, but nobody does anything about it. Now they can. Stormy Weather provides a sweeping vision of the issues and comprehensive, practical solutions. A must-read for anyone who wants a cleaner, healthier planet."
"Review" by , "A wonderful contribution that provides clear guidance on climate solutions — 101 of them, in fact. Positive action is long overdue and this exciting road map will help move us forward."
"Review" by , "[A]n invaluable boook: science and solutions, credible and accessible — a must-read survival guide for Planet Earth."
"Review" by , "[A]n extraordinary accomplishment."
"Review" by , "[A] one-stop shop for global warming action for all sectors of society."
"Synopsis" by , At last - a book that puts proven solutions to global warming in the hands of ordinary citizens, communities, businesses, power utilities, and local and national governments.
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