The Weather Makers: How We are Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life On Earth

Paperback | January 9, 2007

byTim Flannery

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Climate change is real, and it will affect all of us. From desertification to rising ocean levels, from killer storms to wildlife extinction, we’re already seeing the effects of human activity on the most sensitive part of the global ecosystem. In this extraordinary book, Tim Flannery not only describes the problem of global warming and climate change, he suggests in detail how the world can act to solve it.

More than just a #1 bestseller across Canada, The Weather Makers is an international publishing phenomenon that has won praise from critics, scientists and world leaders, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Flannery’s clear explanations and practical suggestions bring an issue of monumental scope and importance down to the individual level, making us aware of how everyday activities contribute to climate change and what we can do, personally and collectively, to work against this urgent crisis.

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Climate change is real, and it will affect all of us. From desertification to rising ocean levels, from killer storms to wildlife extinction, we’re already seeing the effects of human activity on the most sensitive part of the global ecosystem. In this extraordinary book, Tim Flannery not only describes the problem of global warming an...

TIM FLANNERY is a writer, scientist and explorer. He has written many award-winning books, includingThe Weather Makers, an international bestseller that reached #1 in Canada, and its adaptation for young adult readers,We Are the Weather Makers. He is the National Geographic Society’s Australasian representative and a director of the Au...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:January 9, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0002008319

ISBN - 13:9780002008310

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from RECOMMENDATION FOR THE WEATHER MAKERS The Weather Makers was a very good informative book that talked about the climate at present and the challenges we face to save it. It also talks about what would happen if we didn’t act to save the environment that supports all life on earth including ourselves. I think this is a very interesting book because of the way it is written; it explains the theories and science behind the statements in the book very well. Flannery also writes the book as to not bore the reader but inform him or her of the facts and theory’s that surround climate change and what it is an will do to our planet, and how we as individuals can act to help save our world. I think that this book is another good source among many out there that shows the world that there is a real threat and that we must act or we will suffer the consequences. The weather makers can be used to inform of the changes that we are causing or it can be read as a story about Flannery and other scientist’s experiences in the environment. This book also has a grave element to it in the mid section of the book Flannery goes over know species that have gone extinct because of climate change and also ones that we have put at risk of extinction.
Date published: 2008-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing book An interesting and through explanation of our current crisis. This book presents much of the science of climate change in an easy to understand format. Anyone who is interested in the issue should pick up this book ASAP
Date published: 2007-03-05