Sophie's Planet: A Search For Truth About Our Remarkable Home Planet And Its Future by James HansenSophie's Planet: A Search For Truth About Our Remarkable Home Planet And Its Future by James Hansen

Sophie's Planet: A Search For Truth About Our Remarkable Home Planet And Its Future

byJames Hansen

Hardcover | May 15, 2018

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In a series of letters to his granddaughter Sophie, the world's leading climatologist shows how it is still possible to ensure that young people inherit a clean world.

Dr. James Hansen is the single most credible scientific voice worldwide on the issue of global warming. In his celebrated first book, Storms of My Grandchildren, he presented the full truth about climate change, a truth born out in the years since as climate disasters continue to ravage our world. The urgency is apparent, but the response so far has been more than inadequate--most recently demonstrated by the American president's vow to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

But Hansen remains an optimist. In a series of moving and insightful letters to his granddaughter Sophie, he speaks about the fight to preserve life on the planet, a fight that for her generation will be as personal as it is political--as much about policy actions as about the right of the Monarch, Sophie's favorite butterfly, to live and thrive on this earth.

Sophie's Planet turns towards solutions, asking: How can we connect the dots from climate observations to necessary policies? What can be done to preserve our planet for the young people that will follow us? And how can we make the climate story clear to these young people, to prepare them for what will be one of their generation's central struggles: the fight for environmental justice?

Hansen's conversations with Sophie offer a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of a life spent at the highest levels of environmental research and policy--including the realms where dark motives prevail--as well as a hopeful clarion call for the future of the climate change fight.

Dr. James Hansen is best known for bringing global warming to the world's attention in the 1980s, when he first testified before Congress. An adjunct professor in the department of earth and environmental sciences at Columbia University, he was until recently the director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. His background ...
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Title:Sophie's Planet: A Search For Truth About Our Remarkable Home Planet And Its FutureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:May 15, 2018Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1632868946

ISBN - 13:9781632868947

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"Hands down the best, most informative, brilliantly written book on general climate science I've ever read." - DailyKos.com on STORMS OF MY GRANDCHILDREN"In Storms of My Grandchildren, James Hansen gives us the opportunity to watch a scientist who is sick of silence and compromise . . . offer up the fruits of four-plus decades of inquiry and ingenuity just in case he might change the course of history . . . An urgent book." - Los Angeles Times on STORMS OF MY GRANDCHILDREN"The most comprehensible, realistic, and courageous call to prevent climate change yet." - starred review, Booklist on STORMS OF MY GRANDCHILDREN"After sounding the climate alarm in papers and conferences for two decades, here Hansen takes off the gloves . . . With urgency and authority, Hansen urges readers to speak out-taking to the streets if necessary-to protect the Earth from calamity for the sakes of their children and grandchildren." - starred review, Kirkus on STORMS OF MY GRANDCHILDREN