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by GABRIELLE WALKER' 'DAVID KING

  • ISBN: 0747593957
  • Category: Politics
  • Author: GABRIELLE WALKER' 'DAVID KING
  • Subcategory: Politics & Government
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC; First Edition edition (2008)
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • FB2 size: 1626 kb
  • EPUB size: 1783 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
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How to tackle global warming. And still keep the lights on. Gabrielle Walker and Sir David King.

How to tackle global warming. First published in Great Britain 2008.

The Hot Topic: What We Can Do About Global Warming by Gabrielle Walker and David King is a. .Very informative book on the scientific, economic and global aspects of global warming

The Hot Topic: What We Can Do About Global Warming by Gabrielle Walker and David King is a nonfiction book that discusses the issue of global warming. Earth, especially in recent years, has gotten significantly warmer. Average temperatures have risen; the main factor being carbon dioxide. Very informative book on the scientific, economic and global aspects of global warming. I found the book a slower read just because it's very stats based, however the book is very well organized and serves the purpose as long as the reader is interested in its subject. I would use the book more like a reference when I need to find out some facts of global warming data.

The Hot Topic" is a collaborative work by one of the most respected scientists and one of the most dynamic writers in.Let's hope that Gabrielle Walker and Sir David King write a follow up handbook, for those that wish to pursue the topics further. They've certainly done a great job with this book.

The Hot Topic" is a collaborative work by one of the most respected scientists and one of the most dynamic writers in the field of climate change.

We all know that global warming is a problem, but the blizzard of information and misinformation on the subject makes it.

We all know that global warming is a problem, but the blizzard of information and misinformation on the subject makes it hard to know what to do. The Hot Topic is the first book to set out the problems and the solutions in a straightforward way - no hidden agenda, no breast-beating, no hair shirts.

Sir David King, Gabrielle Walker, The Hot Topic: how to tackle global warming and still keep the lights on, Bloomsbury London 2008. Oliver Inderwildi, Sir David King, 'Energy, Transport & the Environment', 2012, Springer London New York Heidelberg. a b c d e f Anon (2019). King, Sir David (Anthony)". Who's Who. ukwhoswho. com (online Oxford University Press e. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.

King took to the stage with Gabrielle Walker, the co-author of his book The Hot Topic: how to tackle global warming and still keep the lights on. Together they described the pincer movement necessary to decarbonise the world, with individuals making real changes to their lifestyles. Together they described the pincer movement necessary to decarbonise the world, with individuals making real changes to their lifestyles and governments steering companies to develop renewable technologies. Among the technological fixes, if not total fixes, the two highlighted solar power and carbon capture and sequestration, to turn conventional power stations green

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The Hot Topic is the first book to set out the problems and the solutions in a straightforward way - no hidden agenda, no breast-beating, no hair shirts. Science - how the climate is already changing and what the future is likely to bring. Adaptation - preparing for the changes we can't stop.

We all know that global warming is a problem, but the . The Hot Topic is the first book to set out the problems and the solutions in a straightforward way – no hidden agenda, no breast-beating, no hair shirts. Science – how the climate is already changing and what the future is likely to bring Adaptation – preparing for the changes we can't stop Technological solutions – new, clean ways to live, travel and keep the lights on Political solutions – the inside track on what it will take to bring the whole world to the same negotiating table, and how to deal with the.

King – former scientific government policy advisor – and 'Planet Earth Under Threat' presenter Walker talk about their co-written book 'How to Tackle Global Warming and Still Keep the Lights On'. Posted: Thursday October 11 2012.

Gabrielle Walker has a PhD in chemistry from Cambridge University and has taught at both Cambridge and Princeton .

Gabrielle Walker has a PhD in chemistry from Cambridge University and has taught at both Cambridge and Princeton universities. She is a consultant to New Scientist, contributes frequently to BBC radio and writes for many newspapers and magazines. He is Director of the new School for Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University. Country of Publication.

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Reviews about The Hot Topic: How to Tackle Global Warming and Still Keep the Lights on (3):
Fordredor
Many years ago, a professor of philosophy at UCLA, in discussing various theories of ethics, told us this: "If you can get someone to accept your premise, you can convince him of anything." This book is very much like that. The premise of the book, isn't that the Earth's climate is changing, i.e. `Climate Change.' The Earth's climate has been changing for some four billion years. It has been, is now, and shall be changing forever. The premise is that CO2 controls the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and that man's contribution to the minute concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is causing the Earth's temperature to rise, presumably precipitously and potentially catastrophically.

The early part of the book is devoted to promoting that premise. Then the author describes what he and the United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) consider to be the impacts which can be expected if man's deleterious actions, termed `business as usual,' are allowed to continue. Following that he discusses what can be and --- more importantly --- `what is now being done internationally' to preclude man from destroying the Earth's environment.

If you accept the book's premise, which some `independent' Climatologists appear not to do, but which the international community of climatologists does, you'll likely agree with everything this book's author has to say. If not, or if you doubt it, you'll still learn a lot by reading the book and agree with much of it. In either case, however, you may be troubled by what international organizations, notably the UN IPCC, are attempting to force, and in some instances bribe, coerce, and cajole the nations of the world to do to fight what many consider to be a contrived problem conceived by socialist environmentalists in order to establish what has been termed `The New World Order.'

Although I don't like the way this book is written --- often glib, demeaning, and shallow --- I have to admit that the book's `real' author goes a long way toward making his case. Still, I have some serious misgivings and really don't appreciate the burden the UN IPCC is forcing upon the world: most notably on the so-called `rich developed nations' which are to be punished for their presumed past-sins against the environment. Unfortunately, these `rich' nations are actually comprised of millions of individual `people', many struggling just to survive; and many of the so-called `rich' nations are so rich and profligate that they're already teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. It is one thing to stand atop mount Olympus, as this book's author and the UN IPCC do, and mandate what must be done. It's quite another thing to consider its impact on the people of the world.

So, despite the many arguments presented in this book, I remain incredulous. But, as my erstwhile philosophy professor also said: "It is better to be confused than to know nothing at all." So, my suggestion is this: Don't read just one book. Read this book, but also read at least one credible book presenting the contrary view. If only one, my suggestion would be either `Heaven and Earth: global warming the missing science' by Ian Plimer or 'Climate of Extremes' by Patrick J. Michaels and Robert C. Balling Jr. [The best book on this subject that I've found to date]. Then make up your own mind.

But remember what Al Gore says: "The debate is over." So it really doesn't matter what you, or I, or anyone else thinks.
Lonesome Orange Kid
Everything you need to know about the challenges of climate change without the spin.

There is a veritable overload of information on the topic of global warming that makes it difficult to get to grips with what to do and how to deal with it on a personal level.

This highly informative book sets out to inform the reader of the issues, how to prepare for the inevitable changes and then follows up with solutions in these areas: technological, political, personal and local.

The subject is a serious one but as Walker writes - don't despair, although it's a hard one it's not intractable. She suggests that we look inside our circle of influence, start small and soon your circle will expand... but at no point become "greener than thou".

It's a jungle of a topic but this book makes the big issues that bit clearer.
Tygrafym
Why is a book concerned with climate change and sustainability more expensive in digital format than the paperback version?

Doesn't make any sense to me.

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