Synopses & Reviews
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.
"One of the clearest, most concise guides yet on coping with climate change." Green Business Letter
"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
"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
"[A]n invaluable boook: science and solutions, credible and accessible a must-read survival guide for Planet Earth." Elizabeth May, Sierra Club of Canada
"[A]n extraordinary accomplishment." The Rev. Sally G. Bingham, The Regeneration Project, San Francisco
"[A] one-stop shop for global warming action for all sectors of society." Jennifer Morgan, Director of Climate Change Campaign, World Wildlife Fund
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.