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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: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2011, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback 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: 9781408807460 1408807467
OCLC Number: 697596143
Notes: Originally published 2009.
Description: xvi, 319 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 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 --
Q & A with Bill McKibben.
Responsibility: James Hansen ; illustrations by Makiko Sato.

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