Item description for Will Climate Change Your Life? - How to Drive a 4x4 and Still Save the Planet by Day Anthony...
Is global warming the greatest threat facing human civilisation? Climate change may get our grandchildren but the next oil crisis could happen tomorrow. If it doesn't, it will certainly happen in the next 10 years and will bring changes that will be permanent and forever. In his brilliant new book, Will "Climate Change Your Life?" How to Drive a 4x4 and Still Save the Planet, Anthony Day identifies the coming energy crisis as a much more immediate and serious problem. The only book to address the issue of both climate change and the immediate threat of the oil crisis. Will "Climate Change Your Life?" will make people aware of the myths and misinformation about the climate and global warming, offering informed solutions to the coming problems. In just one generation, the UK has gone from energy self-sufficiency to energy importer. Now, decisions in Moscow and the Middle East determine whether the lights stay on in London. Peak oil production and the end of cheap oil is predicted for 2010 but demand from the West and from China and India just keeps growing. The world needs a call to action - to save the planet and the human race. A rational, practical and jargon-free review, "Will Climate Change Your Life?" sorts the hype from the horror stories, enabling readers to make up their own minds. You can learn: If there really is a crisis; Whether it is our fault; Why picking on 4x4 drivers and other easy targets is a futile exercise; What we can really do about the situation; and, What happens if we do nothing at all - or even if we do. You can learn why believing a reduction in the use of fossil fuels and cutting carbon emissions alone to prevent global warming and postpone the energy crisis is a gross over simplification, which fails to take into account the impact on economic activity, trade, jobs and life as we currently know it. If we really have to cut carbon emissions, we'll all have to change the way we live - drastically. There is no easy answer, and no magic bullet. Seen purely from an economic perspective, "Will Climate Change Your Life?" strips away the propaganda surrounding climate change and takes a balanced look at: Conventional sources of energy: how long they will last and how they can be supplemented; The viability of alternatives to the consumption of fossil fuels, which sustains our present lives including nuclear, renewables and hydrogen - and whether we can set these up in time; Alternative energy and energy saving at the commercial and individual level -which measures are cost effective and which we can't afford at all; Why a windmill on every roof, as modelled by David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, is a waste of money, biofuels damage the environment, renewable energy sources do not hold the answer and we will have to go on burning coal for the foreseeable future; What we can do right now to make a difference; and How to adapt and survive in the event of an energy shortage. Let's not deny climate change. Let's not deny the potential consequences could be far worse than anything we have ever experienced. But let's not overlook the problem of Peak Oil, which could change our lives as seriously and much sooner. Common Sense on Climate Change - Don't let's ignore global warming, but let's get our priorities right!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Feb 26, 2007
Publisher Ecademy Press Limited
ISBN 190582310X ISBN13 9781905823109