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Gaia warriors : urgent : the fight is on! / Nicola Davies ; with an afterword by James Lovelock.

By: Davies, Nicola, 1958-.
Contributor(s): Lovelock, James, 1919-.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011Copyright date: �2009Edition: First U.S. edition.Description: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780763648084; 0763648086.Subject(s): Climatic changes -- Juvenile literature | Gaia hypothesis -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 363.738/74
Contents:
Introduction / Nicola Davies -- Climate change: the basics -- What is climate change? -- Earth-watching: interview -- How do we know that the climate is changing? -- Living in a changed climate: interviews -- What's causing climate change?-- Air monitor: interview -- But hasn't the climate always changed? -- Measuring the climate of the past: interview -- Is climate change our fault -- Who's the climate-change bad guy? -- If it's only a few degrees, what difference will it make? -- Nasty shocks and tipping points: interview -- What if the scientists have made a mistake, and we waste money preparing for something that never happens? -- Columns and rows -- It's all too big and scary, and there's nothing I can do about it! -- Making sense of carbon: interview -- Gaia warriors -- Changing minds: Casper Ter Kuile and Emma Biermann -- Bad habits: Neil Jennings -- Keeping turned on: Polly Higgins -- Driving mad: Holly Bruford -- Plane foolish: Justin Schlosberg -- Rock-star food: Duncan Gibson -- Homes for climate heroes: Jim Logan -- Dressing for the climate: Nin Castle -- Keeping Gaia green: Roberto Pedraza -- Lawyers for the Earth: Martin Wagner -- Listening to children: Nick Hall -- Big science: Beth Holland -- Seeing the future: Mark Maslin -- Conclusion / Nicole Davies -- Afterword / James Lovelock.
Summary: Here is a book that takes a clear look at how and why Earth's climate is changing and the ways we can deal with it. Its style is simple and its explanations are compelling, illuminating not only hard facts but also the opinions and potential solutions of scientists all over the world.
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Includes bibliographical references (page 187) and index.

Introduction / Nicola Davies -- Climate change: the basics -- What is climate change? -- Earth-watching: interview -- How do we know that the climate is changing? -- Living in a changed climate: interviews -- What's causing climate change?-- Air monitor: interview -- But hasn't the climate always changed? -- Measuring the climate of the past: interview -- Is climate change our fault -- Who's the climate-change bad guy? -- If it's only a few degrees, what difference will it make? -- Nasty shocks and tipping points: interview -- What if the scientists have made a mistake, and we waste money preparing for something that never happens? -- Columns and rows -- It's all too big and scary, and there's nothing I can do about it! -- Making sense of carbon: interview -- Gaia warriors -- Changing minds: Casper Ter Kuile and Emma Biermann -- Bad habits: Neil Jennings -- Keeping turned on: Polly Higgins -- Driving mad: Holly Bruford -- Plane foolish: Justin Schlosberg -- Rock-star food: Duncan Gibson -- Homes for climate heroes: Jim Logan -- Dressing for the climate: Nin Castle -- Keeping Gaia green: Roberto Pedraza -- Lawyers for the Earth: Martin Wagner -- Listening to children: Nick Hall -- Big science: Beth Holland -- Seeing the future: Mark Maslin -- Conclusion / Nicole Davies -- Afterword / James Lovelock.

Here is a book that takes a clear look at how and why Earth's climate is changing and the ways we can deal with it. Its style is simple and its explanations are compelling, illuminating not only hard facts but also the opinions and potential solutions of scientists all over the world.

Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 8.2 5 143272.

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