How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate (Paperback)

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The book to spark action on the defining challenge of our time

In our post-truth world, there’s only one place to turn to if we want to live in reality: science. And the research on climate change is clear: It’s real, it threatens us all, and human activity is the primary cause. This essential handbook dismantles all the most pernicious misunderstandings spread by deniers and replaces them with the truth. Faced with an imperiled planet that we must urgently work to save, we don’t have time for anything else.

About the Author

Seth B. Darling is the director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at Argonne National Laboratory and a senior scientist at the University of Chicago.

DOUGLAS L. SISTERSON is a senior manager at Argonne National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility.

Praise For…

Books For A Better Life Award—Green category finalist

“The book is written in a conversational style and is highly readable, all the more so because the detailed technical points are illustrated with leavening humour and hand-drawn illustrations in appropriate places.”—Chemistry World

“With humor and copious research, the authors . . . take 15 of the most common arguments against climate change and turn them upside down. For those who want a more thorough grasp of the situation or need facts and figures to help sway others, this book is right on target.”—Shelf Awareness

“Systematically shreds every argument advance to deny climate change is real . . . Explains the complex science behind climate change in a clear and simple way that almost anyone can understand.”—Haverford magazine

“Everyone—including climate skeptics!—ought to read this book. With wit and verve, it explains why every arguments in the climate skeptics’ handbook is—to put it politely—wrong.”
—Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction

“This is the most important conversation you can have—the birds and the bees for a whole planet.”
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth

How to Change Minds About our Changing Climate—credible, convincing, and eminently comprehensible—takes on and methodically refutes the oft-heard myths put forth by those who question climate change. Equally illuminating is its expert guidance on renewable fuels and strategies for reducing the greenhouse gas we release into the atmosphere—critical to helping avoid an ominous future. This should be on everyone’s reading list!”
Tom Skilling, chief meteorologist, WGN-TV

“Darling and Sisterson show us how to convince all skeptics in this excellent piece of work presenting the state of climate knowledge in a framework of what’s wrong with the denier arguments. It’s presented in a easy-to-read and humorous way, appealing to non-experts and experts alike.”
Peter Doran, Distinguished Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Darling and Sisterson meticulously pick apart the logical fallacies of the major arguments advanced by climate skeptics. Readily accessible to non-experts and indispensible for those awkward family meals or bar discussions with skeptical friends.”
Peter Thorne, Senior Researcher, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
Product Details
ISBN: 9781615192236
ISBN-10: 1615192239
Publisher: The Experiment
Publication Date: July 29th, 2014
Pages: 224
Language: English