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Climate Change For Dummies

May, Elizabeth / Kidder, John


1. Auflage Juni 2022
384 Seiten, Softcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-70310-5
John Wiley & Sons

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Get clear about why climate change is so complicated and discover how you can help reverse it

More and more frequent extreme weather events occur each year, and planet Earth is in danger of developing more climates where life -- whether animal, vegetable, or human -- is unsustainable. Climate Change For Dummies explains how rising temperatures, shrinking lakes, rising oceans, and shifting weather patterns affect your life on a daily basis. And of course the book goes a step further and offers suggestions about how you can take steps to limit your impact on the environment and help to reverse climate change.

This straightforward guide demystifies the impact of climate's No. 1 enemy -- carbon dioxide -- and breaks down the many sources of this damaging but inescapable gas. From there, the book reveals how rising CO2 levels affect the weather, water levels, plant and animal species around the world, the food you eat, and your health. But the situation isn't hopeless! Climate Change For Dummies outlines actions governments, industries, and you can take to fight global warming and turn the tide to live in a cooler world. Discover details about

* Short- and long-term effects of climate change

* How some actions contribute to climate change and others reduce it

* The many options for renewable energy and the pros and cons of nuclear energy

* Actions nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are taking to draw attention to the climate crisis

* The debate around whether climate change even needs to be addressed

Climate change won't be easy to overcome, but when you're armed with the facts, you can do your best to make a difference. Let Climate Change For Dummies point you in the right direction.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Understanding Climate Change 5

Chapter 1: Covering the Basics of Climate Change 7

Chapter 2: Looking Closely at Greenhouse Earth 27

Chapter 3: Recognizing the Big Deal about Carbon 47

Part 2: Tracking Down the Causes 61

Chapter 4: Living in the Dark Ages of Fossil Fuels 63

Chapter 5: Getting Right to the Source: The Big Emitters 77

Chapter 6: Taking It Personally: Individual Sources of Emissions 91

Part 3: Examining the Effects of Climate Change 101

Chapter 7: Focusing on Not-So-Natural Disasters 103

Chapter 8: Risking Flora and Fauna: Impacts on Plants and Animals 121

Chapter 9: Hitting Home: Global Warming's Direct Effect on People 137

Part 4: Political Progress: Fighting Global Warming Nationally and Internationally 155

Chapter 10: Voting for Your Future: What Governments Can Do 157

Chapter 11: Beyond Borders: Progress on a Global Level 187

Chapter 12: Developing in the Face of Climate Change 201

Part 5: Solving the Problem 221

Chapter 13: Powering the World -- Renewable Green Energy 223

Chapter 14: Show Me the Money: Business and Industrial Solutions 249

Chapter 15: Activists without Borders: Nongovernmental Organizations 271

Chapter 16: Lights, Camera, Action: The Media and Climate Change 285

Chapter 17: Figuring Out How to Change before Global Warming Is Unstoppable 297

Part 6: The Part of Tens 315

Chapter 18: Ten (Plus One) Things You Can Do to Fight Climate Change 317

Chapter 19: Ten (Plus Three) Inspiring Leaders in the Fight 329

Chapter 20: Top Ten Myths about Climate Change Debunked 337

Chapter 21: Ten (Plus One) Online Climate Change Resources 345

Index 351
Elizabeth May is the former leader of the Green Party of Canada. She founded and served as the Executive Director of the Sierra Club Canada from 1989 to 2006. May has been the Member of Parliament in Canada since May 2011.

John Kidder was a founding member of the Green Party in British Columbia. He has been a cowboy, miner, fisher, range management specialist, technology entrepreneur, small farmer, and governance practitioner since then.

The authors married on Earth Day 2019.