Storms of My Grandchildren

The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity
Product Number: EB00636571
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781608192571
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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In Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. James Hansen-the nation's leading scientist on climate issues-speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: The planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return.Although the threat of human-caused climate change is now widely recognized, politicians have failed to connect policy with the science, responding instead with ineffectual remedies dictated by special interests. Hansen shows why President Obama's solution, cap-and-trade, which Al Gore has signed on to, won't work; why we must phase out all coal, and why 350 ppm of carbon dioxide is a goal we must achieve if our children and grandchildren are to avoid global meltdown and the storms of the book's title. This urgent manifesto bucks conventional wisdom(including the Kyoto Protocol) and is sure to stir controversy, but Hansen-whose climate predictions have come to pass again and again, beginning in the 1980s when he first warned Congress about global warming-is the single most credible voice on the subject worldwide. Hansen paints a devastating but all-too-realistic picture of what will happen in the near future, mere years and decades from now, if we follow the course we're on. But he is also an optimist, showing that there is still time to do what we need to save the planet. Urgent, strong action is needed, and this book will be key in setting the agenda going forward to create a groundswell, a tipping point, to save humanity-and our grandchildren-from a dire fate more imminent than we had supposed.

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Author(s): James Hansen
Original Publish Date: Dec 10, 2009

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Author(s): James Hansen
Narrator(s): John Allen Nelson
Genre: Science
Product Number DD18652
Released: Dec 10, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400115242
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Author(s): James Hansen
Narrator(s): John Allen Nelson
Genre: Science
Product Number Z10005113
Released: Dec 10, 2009
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400195244

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