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Storms of my grandchildren : the truth about the coming climate catastrophe and our last chance to save humanity

Author: James E Hansen
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"In Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. James Hansen--the nation's leading scientist on climate issues--speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: The planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return. Although the threat of human-caused climate change is now widely recognized, politicians have failed to connect policy with the science,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James E Hansen
ISBN: 9781608192007 1608192008
OCLC Number: 435420333
Description: xvi, 304 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Vice President's climate Task Force --
The A-Team and the Secretary's quandary --
A visit to the White House --
Time warp --
Dangerous reticence : a slippery slope --
The Faustian bargain : humanity's own trap --
Is there still time? : a tribute to Charles David Keeling --
Target carbon dioxide : where should humanity aim? --
An honest, effective path --
The Venus Syndrome --
Storms of my grandchildren --
Appendix 1. Key differences with contrarians --
Appendix 2. Global climate forcings and radiative feedbacks.
Responsibility: James Hansen ; illustrations by Makiko Sato.

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"In Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. James Hansen--the nation's leading scientist on climate issues--speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: The planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return. Although the threat of human-caused climate change is now widely recognized, politicians have failed to connect policy with the science, responding instead with ineffectual remedies dictated by special interests. Hansen shows why President Obama's solution, cap-and-trade, which Al Gore signed on to, won't work; why we must phase out all coal; and why 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a goal we must achieve if our children and grandchildren are to avoid global meltdown and the horrific storms of the book's title"--Cover, p. 2.

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