Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Book review:  Climate Change, What Everyone Needs to Know

‘Climate Change, What Everyone Needs to Know’ by Dr. Joseph Romm.  Click to view.
A new book makes the case that those who understand the basics of climate change and clean energy will be the “smart money” in the coming years.  Those who don’t, however, will make bad decisions for themselves and their family.  They might, for instance, end up holding coastal property after prices have begun to crash due to due the growing twin threats of sea level rise and storm surge.

In short, climate change isn’t just something every educated person ought to know about because it will impact future generations or because everyone will be talking about it during the upcoming Paris climate talks.  It is something everyone needs to know about now because “Climate change will have a bigger impact on your family and friends and all of humanity than the Internet has had.”

Climate Change, What Everyone Needs to Know is part of the highly regarded Oxford University Press series of primers on subjects ranging from China to Islam, which all share the same subtitle.  For its climate change book, Oxford chose Dr. Joseph Romm, the founder of the popular blog  Romm, a physicist and former U.S. Energy Department official, writes as easily on climate science as he does on solutions.

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