The Weather Makers

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Author: Tim Flannery
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 1555846335
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The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery

Original Title: The Weather Makers

An international best seller embraced and endorsed by policy makers, scientists, writers and energy industry executives from around the world, Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers contributed in bringing the topic of global warming to national prominence. For the first time, a scientist provided an accessible and comprehensive account of the history, current status, and future impact of climate change, writing what has been acclaimed by reviewers everywhere as the definitive book on global warming. With one out of every five living things on this planet committed to extinction by the levels of greenhouse gases that will accumulate in the next few decades, we are reaching a global climatic tipping point. The Weather Makers is both an urgent warning and a call to arms, outlining the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Originally somewhat of a global warming skeptic, Tim Flannery spent several years researching the topic and offers a connect-the-dots approach for a reading public who has received patchy or misleading information on the subject. Pulling on his expertise as a scientist to discuss climate change from a historical perspective, Flannery also explains how climate change is interconnected across the planet.This edition includes an new afterword by the author.

We Are The Weather Makers

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Author: Tim Flannery
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9781606866375
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We Are The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery

Original Title: We Are The Weather Makers

First published for adults, "The Weather Makers" has been adapted for this young adult reader's edition, offering a clear look at the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what can be done to prevent a cataclysmic future.

The Weather Makers

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Author: Shirley Corlett
ISBN: 9781869434281
Size: 63.75 MB
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The Weather Makers by Shirley Corlett

Original Title: The Weather Makers

Peter Brown is tired of bad weather. Altus, from the Dimension of Natural Forces, is tired of people complaining about the weather. So Altus gives Peter the power to control the weather. But then the forecast turns from showers to Cyclone Cecilia. Suggested level: intermediate.

Atmosphere Of Hope

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Author: Tim Flannery
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802190928
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Atmosphere Of Hope by Tim Flannery

Original Title: Atmosphere Of Hope

A decade ago, Tim Flannery’s #1 international bestseller, The Weather Makers, was one of the first books to break the topic of climate change out into the general conversation. Today, Earth’s climate system is fast approaching a crisis. Political leadership has not kept up, and public engagement with the issue of climate change has declined. Opinion is divided between technological optimists and pessimists who feel that catastrophe is inevitable. The publication of this new book is timed for the lead-up to the Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015, which aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate from all the nations in the world. This book anticipates and will influence the debates. Time is running out, but catastrophe is not inevitable. Around the world people are now living with the consequences of an altered climate—with intensified and more frequent storms, wildfires, droughts and floods. For some it’s already a question of survival. Drawing on the latest science, Flannery gives a snapshot of the trouble we are in and more crucially, proposes a new way forward, including rapidly progressing clean technologies and a “third way” of soft geo-engineering. Tim Flannery, with his inimitable style, makes this urgent issue compelling and accessible. This is a must-read for anyone interested in our global future.


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Author: Christine Shearer
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608461718
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Kivalina by Christine Shearer

Original Title: Kivalina

“This story is a tragedy, and not just because of what’s happening to the people of Kivalina. It’s a tragedy because it’s unnecessary, the product, as the author shows, of calculation, deception, manipulation, and greed in some of the biggest and richest companies on earth.” —Bill McKibben, author Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet "Christine Shearer's Kivalina: A Climate Change Story is a fast and bumpy ride that begins with the history of outrageous corporate deceptions through public relations and legal campaigns, continuing with building of the coal-and-oil empire to fuel progress in the United States, leading to the horrendous politics of climate crisis, and finally arriving at its destination, a ground-zero of climate refugee, Kivalina—an Inupiat community along the Chukchi Sea coast of arctic Alaska. I was angry when I turned the last page. I urge you to get a copy, read it, share the story, and join the new global climate justice movement."—Subhankar Banerjee, photographer, writer, activist, and author of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land While corporate funded scientists continue their effort to spread doubt about global climate change, for one native village in Alaska, the price of further denial could be the complete devastation of their homes and culture. Kivalina must be relocated to survive, but neither the oil giants nor the government have proven willing to take responsibility. Christine Shearer is a writer, journalist, activist, and academic. She is the environment and ecology editor of Economy Watch, and managing editor of the online progressive magazine Conducive. She is also a contributor to Coalswarm, part of the online corporate watch website SourceWatch.

Emerson And The Climates Of History

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Author: Eduardo Cadava
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804728140
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Emerson And The Climates Of History by Eduardo Cadava

Original Title: Emerson And The Climates Of History

This book brings together a wide range of materials from history, religion, philosophy, horticulture, and meteorology to argue that Emerson articulates his conception of history through the language of the weather. Focusing on Emerson's persistent use of climatic and meteorological metaphors, the book demonstrates that Emerson's reflections on the weather are inseparable from his preoccupation with the central historical and political issues of his day. The author suggests that Emerson's writings may be read as both symptomatic and critical of the governing rhetorics through which Americans of his day thought about the most important contemporary issues, and that what has often been seen as Emerson's retreat from the arena of history into the domain of spirit is in fact an effort to re-treat or rethink the nature of history in terms of questions of representation. What distinguishes this book from the work of other critics who are reassessing Emerson's relation to history is its attempt to think through the way in which the figures of Emerson's rhetoric—figures (like frost, snow, the auroras, and nature in general) which often seem to have nothing to do with either history or politics—are themselves traversed by the conflictual histories of slavery, race, destiny, revolution, and the meaning of America. It differs, that is, in proposing a textual model for reading Emerson that measures his engagement with changing historical and political relations in terms of the way he works to revise the language he inherits. There can be no reading of Emerson, the author suggests, that does not trace the movement of his figures and tropes as they become something else, as they open onto questions of history.

Now Or Never

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Author: Tim Flannery
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198969
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Now Or Never by Tim Flannery

Original Title: Now Or Never

In Now or Never, the internationally acclaimed author of The Weather Makers returns to the subject of climate change with a book that is at once a forceful call to action and a deeply (and often surprisingly) pragmatic roadmap toward sustainability. Utilizing the most up-to-the-minute data available, Tim Flannery offers a guided tour of the environmental challenges we face and their potential solutions in both the big picture and in specific detail. He explores everything from techniques for storing the carbon that dead plants release into the earth to the fragile balancing act between energy demands and food supply in India and China, from carbon-trading schemes in South America to a recent collaboration between a Danish wind-energy company and an automobile manufacturer that may produce a viable electric car and end the reign of big oil. Now or Never is a powerful, thought-provoking, and essential book about the most urgent issue of our time. It burns with Flannery’s characteristic mix of passion, scientific precision, and “offhand interdisciplinary brilliance” (Entertainment Weekly).

A Project Guide To Wind Weather And The Atmosphere

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Author: Marylou Morano Kjelle
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1612281168
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A Project Guide To Wind Weather And The Atmosphere by Marylou Morano Kjelle

Original Title: A Project Guide To Wind Weather And The Atmosphere

There’s no doubt about it: weather plays a big role in our lives. But what exactly is weather, and what causes it? Why is it sunny one day and cloudy the next? What are hail and fog? Find out how events that occur miles above Earth’s surface produce different types of weather. Simple experiments give a hands–on approach to studying sunlight, air temperature, and atmospheric pressure. Also included are directions for making meteorological instruments, including a precipitation gauge and barometer. There may be no way to control the weather, but you can find out how to predict weather events and how to prepare for them.

Chasing Kangaroos

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Author: Tim Flannery
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802143716
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Chasing Kangaroos by Tim Flannery

Original Title: Chasing Kangaroos

The acclaimed naturalist and author of The Weather Makers celebrates his native Australia and one of its most extraordinary creatures as he crisscrosses the continent to look at how the kangaroo both shapes and is shaped by its environment, looks at Australia's natural history and habitats, and traces the evolution of the kangaroo. Reprint.

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