Climate change What everyone needs to know

Joseph J. Romm

Book - 2018

"Everyone needs to understand how climate change will directly affect their lives and the lives of their family in the years to come. This is the first general audience book aimed at giving you and your family the knowledge you need to know to navigate your future"--

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What everyone needs to know.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press 2018.
Second edition
Physical Description
xxv, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main Author
Joseph J. Romm (author)
  • Climate science basics
  • Extreme weather and climate change
  • Projected climate impacts
  • Avoiding worst impacts
  • Climate politics and policies
  • The role of clean energy
  • Climate change and you.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"This is, for my money, the best single-source primer on the state of climate change." - New York Magazine"The right book at the right time: accessible, comprehensive, unflinching, humane." - The Daily Beast"A must-read." - The GuardianThe essential primer on what will be the defining issue of our time, Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know® is a clear-eyed overview of the science, conflicts, and implications of our warming planet. From Joseph Romm, Chief Science Advisor for National Geographic's Years of Living Dangerously series and one of Rolling Stone's "100 people who are changing America," Climate Change offers user-friendly, scientifically rigorous answers to the most difficult (and commonly politicized) questionssurrounding what climatologist Lonnie Thompson has deemed "a clear and present danger to civilization." New questions about climate change addressed in this guide include:· Analysis of the Paris climate agreement, including the United States' withdrawal· Examines implications of the clean energy revolution, from solar and wind power to batteries and electric cars· The latest on climate science, including updates on efforts to stem or slow climate change· Insights into what Donald Trump's presidency means for climate action in the US and internationallyAs the global response to climate change continues to evolve, Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know® offers smart, unbiased answers to the most difficult questions in an area dogged by misunderstanding and politicization.