Jerry Silver, “Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified”

Jerry Silver, Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified
McGraw-Hill Professiona1 2008 | ISBN-10: 0071502408 | 289 Pages

“Interested in getting to the core of the reasons for the Earth’s changing climate? Want an accurate reading on the science behind global warming? Here’s your gauge! This easy-to-follow guide offers a temperate view of this hot topic.

Global Warming & Climate Change Demystified starts by looking at scientific data gathered from weather instruments, satellite telemetry, ice cores, and coral sections that reveal how the Earth’s temperature is changing. The book goes on to examine the causes of climate change, including both natural processes and human-generated greenhouse gases. Finally, the consequences of global warming are discussed and a wide variety of viable solutions that can be implemented by individuals as well as society as a whole are presented. Complete with end-of-chapter quizzes and a final review to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of global warming and climate change in an unbiased and thorough manner.”

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • A thorough review of scientific data
  • Details on the evidence of global warming worldwide
  • Information on the origin and impact of greenhouse gases
  • Explanations of alternatives to carbon-based energy sources
  • Suggestions for local and global solutions”

I am outraged, simply outraged, to find that there is a pirated copy of  Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified available for download… Although, if you read a digital copy online, you will reduce your consumption of paper, the fossil fuels need to produce the book and transport it from where it was printed (perhaps China) to your store (perhaps Philadelphia), etc.

I haven’t read this book (yet), but there is clearly a need for easy to understand texts outlining the science and policy issues in climate change, and providing basic suggestions for what people can do.

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