Description[ edit ] The book includes 36 short essays predicting the consequences of global warming and has been translated into over twenty languages . The book reviews evidence of historical climate change and attempts to compare this with the current era.
He argues that corrective measures are practicable and urgent. Consider the likely effects. Even if wide-scale measures are taken to stabilized carbon dioxide levels immediately, the average world temperature will rise about two degrees Fahrenheit over the next few decades.
On land higher air temperatures will hasten species extinctions; water resources will dwindle for some major population centers; and some areas will become deserts, restricting agriculture and shifting it closer to the poles.
Severer living conditions and competition for water and food will stress civilization and under the worst scenarios cripple it.
Flannery argues from trenchant, disquieting, abundant scientific evidence, and his discussion is balanced and lucid, if at times anxious in tone. No one with an open mind can come away from The Weather Makers without being profoundly effected by his call for systematic changes in energy consumption to limit the damage from global warming.
Still, humanity is vast. Resistance to change is pervasive.
Politics confuses the issues.Tim Flannery is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Future Eaters, Throwim Way Leg, The Weather Makers, Now or Never and Here on Earth.
In , he was the Australian of the Year. In , he was the Australian of the Year. Tim Flannery is one of Australia's leading thinkers and writers. An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, he has published more than /5.
Tim Flannery is a scientist, explorer, conservationist and author. He has published more than peer-reviewed papers and speaks often on ABC Radio, NPR and the BBC.9/ Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers contributed in bringing the topic of global warming to worldwide 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.
With The Weather Makers, Tim Flannery, himself a creative scientist, adds a blend of poetical writing and historical perspective to an amazingly clear and comprehensive tour of .
An Explorer's Notebook is a fascinating and exhilarating selection of Tim Flannery's essays and articles written over two decades. In them we see his evolution from the young scientist conducting field work in remote locations to the influential commentator on climate change.