Storms of My Grandchildren

Storms of My Grandchildren

The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity

Book - 2009
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In STORMS OF MY GRANDCHILDREN, Dr. James Hansen, the nation's leading scientist on climate issues, speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: the planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return. Although Hansen was Al Gore's science advisor for "An Inconvenient Truth," his recent data shows that our situation is even more dire today. But politicians haven't made the connection between the policy and the science. He shows why Gore's solution, cap and trade, won't work, why we must phase out all coal, and why 350 ppm of carbon is a goal we must achieve in the next two decades if our grandchildren are to avoid global meltdown and the storms of the book's title. This urgent manifesto bucks conventional wisdom (including the Kyoto Protocol) and is sure to stir controversy, but Hansen-whose climate predictions have come to pass again and again, beginning in the 1980s when he first warned Congress about globalwarming-is the single most credible voice on the subject worldwide.

Hansen paints a devastating but all-too-realistic picture of what will happen in the next year, and ten years from now if we follow the course we're on. But he is also an optimist, showing that there is still time to do what we need to do. Urgent, strong action is needed, and this book, released just before the Copenhagen Conference in December 2009, will be key in setting the agenda going forward to create a groundswell, a tipping point, to save humanity-and our grandchildren--from a dire fate more imminent than we had supposed.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2009.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781608192007
Branch Call Number: 363.7387 Hansen
Characteristics: xvi, 304 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.


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Aug 21, 2018

Going to read this again, but many of his predictions have come true. Afraid a lot of measurements indicate that we may be past the tipping point. Other unforseen events may hasten our demise. Bees and smoke along with changes in Jetstream and plastic pollution, and Trump, included.

Jun 27, 2011

No doubt interesting, but Hansen isn't the most layman- friendly writer. A bit of a struggle to get through in parts.

Sep 23, 2010

Parts of this book are really slow and scientific. I skimmed it in places. However I was really moved that Mr. Hansen came out of where he is most comfortable doing research to become an activist in this important topic.

He also has solutions and not just hand wringing that the end of the world is coming.


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