Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two Way Street of Global Warming

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Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two Way Street of Global Warming

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Climate change is one of the greatest threats that humankind faces in the 21st century. The next hundred years could see coastlines and islands submerged, and a surge in heatwaves, hurricanes, droughts, floods and therefore in pests, disease, famine and displacement.While government and industry dither, this book argues, we could all cut our personal greenhouse gas emissions by 60% - the level necessary to halt the current trend according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.After summarising todays state of affairs, scientifically and politically, climatologist Dave Reay explores the climate impact of housing, gardening, food, money, work, transport, death even. Packed with provocative case studies, calculations, and lifestyle comparisons, this entertaining and authoritative book makes the complexities of climatology tractable and challenges readers to rethink their notions of doing their bit.

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Climate change is one of the greatest threats that humankind faces in the 21st century. The next hundred years could see coastlines and islands submerged, and a surge in heatwaves, hurricanes, droughts, floods and therefore in pests, disease, famine and displacement.While government and industry dither, this book argues, we could all cut our personal greenhouse gas emissions by 60% - the level necessary to halt the current trend according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.After summarising todays state of affairs, scientifically and politically, climatologist Dave Reay explores the climate impact of housing, gardening, food, money, work, transport, death even. Packed with provocative case studies, calculations, and lifestyle comparisons, this entertaining and authoritative book makes the complexities of climatology tractable and challenges readers to rethink their notions of doing their bit.
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Title Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two Way Street of Global Warming Height 213 mm
Dave Reay , Dr Dave Reay Width 138 mm
ISBN-13 9780230007543 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0230007546 Spine Width 13 mm
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan Pages 224
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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