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REVIEW ´ Global Weirdness ¶ Finally in clear accessible prose a fascinating new book that explains climate change—its implications for the future and what we can and cannot do to avoid further change—to the laypersonProduced by Climate Central Inc—a highly regarded independent non profit journalism and research organization founded in 2008—and revFinally in clear accessible prose a fascinating new book that explains climate change its implications for the future and what we can and cannot do to avoid further change to the laypersonProduced by Climate Central Inc a highly regarded independent non profit journalism and research organization founded in 2008 and reviewed by scientists at major educational and research institutions the world over Global Weirdness summarizes everything we alre. of my LEAST favorite political arguments to have with people of alternate political persuasions is about climate change Over the years I've read multiple books and articles by journalists and scientists that all arrive at the same conclusion the climate is changing because of choices made by human beings Yet some people STILL cling to the notion that this fact is subject to debate and this BLOWS my mind I feel like I've read enough to understand generally what's happening but not enough to synthesize all the evidence and explain concisely and persuasively what's going on Thankfully Climate Central does EXACTLY that with their new book Global WeirdnessA few weeks ago I caught Michael Lemonick on NPR's Fresh Air discussing the book and the goals of Climate Central which prompted me to put it on my holds list Check out the interview hereClimate Central is a nonpartisan nonprofit collective of scientist and journalists and they do an excellent job of presenting climate science in a balanced accurate way Global Weirdness is organized ingeniously each chapter addresses a specific uestion or concern about climate science in a researched but accessible bite sized way The authors are also really careful with how they present the info this is what we as scientists know this is what we don't know here's what we have uestions about or are unsure of here's our best guess and here's how we arrived at that hypothesis It was peer reviewed multiple times and despite the scary subtitle the version of the future they project if carbon emissions continue at present levels or even if they are stopped completely which let's face it isn't likely sucks but isn't apocalyptic sounding which has been a critiue of the green movement in the pastSome of the best chapters imhoChapter 17 deals with the effect of the carbon we've already emitted into the atmosphere and what will happen if when we keep emitting They use a great analogy and include a diagram that's super instructiveChapter 49 deals with freshwater and why there's so much talk about our diminishing supplyChapters 38 44 deals with hurricanes and addresses fears around the severe weather of the futureOne of the other general themes of the book is the difference between climate and weather Even some of my enlightened friends have said in the past well if scientists can't predict what the weather will be like next week how are they really going to try to tell me what the weather will be like years from now Global Weirdness definitely addresses this along with so many other facets of science The facts are alarming but the tone of the book is not alarmistIt's a uick read I finished it on a day full of heavy commuting4 hours spent on a train and is written in language everyone can understand even if they don't have a background in climate science In fact this would make a great beginning of the year read for any high school science classRubric ruling 85 Absolutely accomplishes what they set out to accomplish And I haven't seen it priced at than 15 anywhere which is super for a hardcover and really lends credibility to their mission message over profit

Global WeirdnessFinally in clear accessible prose a fascinating new book that explains climate change its implications for the future and what we can and cannot do to avoid further change to the laypersonProduced by Climate Central Inc a highly regarded independent non profit journalism and research organization founded in 2008 and reviewed by scientists at major educational and research institutions the world over Global Weirdness summarizes everything we alre. of my LEAST favorite political arguments to have with people of alternate political persuasions is about climate change Over the years I've read multiple books and articles by journalists and scientists that all arrive at the same conclusion the climate is changing because of choices made by human beings Yet some people STILL cling to the notion that this fact is subject to debate and this BLOWS my mind I feel like I've read enough to understand generally what's happening but not enough to synthesize all the evidence and explain concisely and persuasively what's going on Thankfully Climate Central does EXACTLY that with their new book Global WeirdnessA few weeks ago I caught Michael Lemonick on NPR's Fresh Air discussing the book and the goals of Climate Central which prompted me to put it on my holds list Check out the interview hereClimate Central is a nonpartisan nonprofit collective of scientist and journalists and they do an excellent job of presenting climate science in a balanced accurate way Global Weirdness is organized ingeniously each chapter addresses a specific uestion or concern about climate science in a researched but accessible bite sized way The authors are also really careful with how they present the info this is what we as scientists know this is what we don't know here's what we have uestions about or are unsure of here's our best guess and here's how we arrived at that hypothesis It was peer reviewed multiple times and despite the scary subtitle the version of the future they project if carbon emissions continue at present levels or even if they are stopped completely which let's face it isn't likely sucks but isn't apocalyptic sounding which has been a critiue of the green movement in the pastSome of the best chapters imhoChapter 17 deals with the effect of the carbon we've already emitted into the atmosphere and what will happen if when we keep emitting They use a great analogy and include a diagram that's super instructiveChapter 49 deals with freshwater and why there's so much talk about our diminishing supplyChapters 38 44 deals with hurricanes and addresses fears around the severe weather of the futureOne of the other general themes of the book is the difference between climate and weather Even some of my enlightened friends have said in the past well if scientists can't predict what the weather will be like next week how are they really going to try to tell me what the weather will be like years from now Global Weirdness definitely addresses this along with so many other facets of science The facts are alarming but the tone of the book is not alarmistIt's a uick read I finished it on a day full of heavy commuting4 hours spent on a train and is written in language everyone can understand even if they don't have a background in climate science In fact this would make a great beginning of the year read for any high school science classRubric ruling 85 Absolutely accomplishes what they set out to accomplish And I haven't seen it priced at than 15 anywhere which is super for a hardcover and really lends credibility to their mission message over profit

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Global Weirdness Ù Uman health What accounts for the diminishment of mountain glaciers and small ice caps around the world since 1850 What are the economic costs and benefits of reducing carbon emissions  Illustrated throughout with clarifying graphics Global Weirdness enlarges our understanding of how climate change affects our daily lives and arms us with the incontrovertible facts we need to make informed decisions about the future of the planet and of humanki. Very uick read of less than three hours Broken up into 2 3 page chapters It tries to separate fact from fiction and does apretty good job of it CHARACTERS á REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD.CO.UK ☆ Climate Central

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Climate Central ☆ 1 REVIEW Ady know about the science of climate change explains what is likely to happen to the climate in the future and lays out in practical terms what we can and cannot do to avoid further shiftsFifty easy to read entries tackle uestions such as Is climate ever normal Why and how do fossil fuel burning and other human practices produce greenhouse gases What natural forces have caused climate change in the past What risks does climate change pose for h. A uick read This is a series of 2 3 page summaries of issues surrounding global warming A couple of examples chosen at random Climate change will force people to move but whether it's a million people or a hundred million is hard to say and Global warming is not the ozone hole The ozone hole is not global warming At the end there is an article describing the IPCC and the process by which its reports are created and made public The articles are all vetted by climate scientists so are factual and current It's well written The reason for the lower rating is that I know most of what the book is talking about I have taught a course in climate change so none of the information is new to me For people who are not as familiar with the issues as I am I would recommend it