Climate Change: What You Can Do about it : at Work, at Home, at School

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Pan Macmillan Australia, 2008 - Australia - 180 pages
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We can all make a difference in lessening the severity and impact of climate change. This book, written by two leading science communicators in the field of climate change, takes you through the simple yet effective things you can do in your home, your workplace, your school and elsewhere to limit your carbon emissions. It also shows us what business, government and industry can do, giving us the knowledge to create change right across our society.Easy to read, highly accessible yet full of the latest research and up-to-the-moment science, Climate Change: What You Can Do About It is a book that needs to be in every Australian home, workplace and classroom. Together, and informed, we can change the world.

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"For 20 years, scientists have been government, industry, and the Australian community—anyone who will listen—that climate change is a threat," wrote Holper and Torok in 2008. Ten years on, the threat has materialised in the shape of record drought, coral bleaching destroying the Great Barrier Reef, the loss of Tasmania's giant kelp forests, etc.
Unchanged though, is the denialist mentality of Australian right-wing politicians. We could do with an updated edition of this very readable book to raise awareness.
 

About the author (2008)

Paul Holper and Simon Torok are passionate about communicating the science of climate change. Paul Holper manages CSIRO's involvement in the Australian Climate Change Science Program. Dr Simon Torok works in communication and marketing for CSIRO's division of Marine and Atmospheric Research, raising public awareness of the division's climate change and other research.

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