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Seven wonders for a cool planet : everyday things to help solve global warming

Author: Eric Sorensen; Sightline Institute.
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What do a clothesline, a locally grown tomato, and a microchip have in common? They're all ordinary things that, with widespread use, can have an extraordinary impact in the fight against global warning, one of the most urgent challenges facing life on Earth in this century." "Excess carbon dioxide from vehicles, heating and cooling systems, appliances, and other common devices is thickening Earth's atmosphere and
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Sorensen; Sightline Institute.
ISBN: 9781578051458 1578051452
OCLC Number: 180757030
Description: 120 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Introduction : racing against the clock --
The bicycle --
The condom --
The ceiling fan --
The clothesline --
The real tomato --
The library book --
The microchip --
Everyday superheroes.
Responsibility: Eric Sorensen and the staff of Sightline Institute.
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"What do a clothesline, a locally grown tomato, and a microchip have in common? They're all ordinary things that, with widespread use, can have an extraordinary impact in the fight against global warning, one of the most urgent challenges facing life on Earth in this century." "Excess carbon dioxide from vehicles, heating and cooling systems, appliances, and other common devices is thickening Earth's atmosphere and causing dangerous climate changes around the globe. But other "everyday things" - such as the seven wonders described in this book - can vastly reduce our personal carbon footprints."

"Each wonder is profiled in a short, lively chapter that is also a springboard for exploring the key issues behind global warming: transportation ("The Bicycle"); population ("The Condom"); fossil fuel efficiency ("The Ceiling Fan"); renewable energy ("The Clothesline"); food production and distribution ("The Real Tomato"); resource conservation and reuse ("The Library Book"); and the information economy ("The Microchip")."--BOOK JACKET.

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