Robert Henson

The Rough Guide to Climate Change

Global Warming is a hot topic at the moment, and The Rough Guide to Climate Change is a useful addition to the growing literature aimed at helping readers to understand this phenomenon. It's a complicated subject, but the book explains it in an non-technical way. It gives plenty of information on the changes in weather that has already been observed and what we might expect for the future, on the science of climate change, and on the question of what can be done about it. I felt it was especially helpful in allowing the reader to see beyond some of the simplistic ideas which are often provided by the media.

I wasn't so convinced about the book being published as a 'Rough Guide'. Although this format is useful for packing a large amount of information into a small book, it makes it more difficult to read it straight through. Also it rather implies that the information will mostly consist of advice on things for the reader to do. In fact the section advising on actions for the individual to take is fairly short, and doesn't go much beyond what the reader will have heard elsewhere - I felt more was needed here if the aim is to help people to make informed choices on how to combat climate change.

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Paperback 352 pages  
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ISBN: 1843537117
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The Rough Guide to Climate Change is a complete, unbiased guide to one of the most pressing problems facing humanity. From the current situation and back ground science to the government sceptics and possible solutions, this book covers the whole subject. The guide looks at: Visible symptoms of change from a warming planet How global warming works. The evolution of our atmosphere over the last 4.5 billion years What computer simulations of climate reveal about our past, present, and future The sceptics: Who are they? What are their grounds for disagreeing with the crowd? Battle of the titans: The oil industry vs. the global commons Global warming in the media: A review of the last few decades. Global solutions: What governments and scientists are doing to try and solve the problem Plus much, more. The guide also includes lifestyle advice and tips for consumers who want to make a difference in tomorrow’s climate, and comes complete with a gloassary of websites for further information.