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by National Council for Science and the Environment,David Blockstein,Leo Wiegman
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  • Author:
    National Council for Science and the Environment,David Blockstein,Leo Wiegman
  • ISBN:
    1597266744
  • ISBN13:
    978-1597266741
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    Island Press; None edition (December 1, 2009)
  • Pages:
    336 pages
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    Social Sciences
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The Climate Solutions Consensus book. In 2008, the National Council for Science and the Environment reported that the acceleration of climate change is already faster than the IPCC projected only a year earlier

The Climate Solutions Consensus book. In 2008, the National Council for Science and the Environment reported that the acceleration of climate change is already faster than the IPCC projected only a year earlier.

Climate Solutions Consensus presents an agenda for America.

In 2008, the National Council for Science and the Environment reported that the acceleration of climate change is already faster than the IPCC projected only a year earlier. Climate Solutions Consensus presents an agenda for America.

The Climate Solutions Consensus book.

The Climate Solutions Consensus" clearly spells out options for . A consensus statement on the solutions to climate change. David E. Blockstein is senior scientist with NCSE, and served as its first executive director

The Climate Solutions Consensus" clearly spells out options for technological, societal, and policy actions. And it deals head-on with controversial topics, including nuclear energy, ocean fertilization, and atmospheric geo-engineering. Read full description. See details and exclusions. It presents some 35 practical approaches for minimizing climate change and its impacts. Blockstein is senior scientist with NCSE, and served as its first executive director. Leo Wiegman is founder of E to the fourth, an environmental communications firm. Country of Publication.

In 2008, the National Council for Science and the Environment reported that . One of the book’s key conclusions is that climate solutions are about much more than energy sources. They involve re-examining everything people do with an eye toward minimizing climate impacts. In The Climate Solutions Consensus, David Blockstein and Leo Wiegman succinctly outline the scientific consensus on gloabal climate disruption, why it matters to all societal stakeholders, and immediate actions we can take to address this defining issue of our time.

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This book is the first major consensus statement on the solutions to climate change by the nation’s leading scientists

This book is the first major consensus statement on the solutions to climate change by the nation’s leading scientists. Drawing on recommendations developed by more than 1,­200 experts, it presents some 35 practical, results-­oriented approaches for minimizing climate change and its impacts. The Climate Solutions Consensus clearly spells out options for technological, societal, and policy actions.

David Blockstein, P. Senior Scientist, National Council for Science & the Environment, ww. cseonline. The world is already experiencing dangerous anthropogenic interference in the climate system. org Executive Secretary, Council of Environmental Deans & Directors, ww. The question now is whether we can avoid catastrophic interference. Our options are mitigation, adaptation, & suffering.

The Climate Solutions Consensus : What We Know and What to Do. .Staff, National Council for Science and the Environment.

The Climate Solutions Consensus : What We Know and What to Do about It. This book is the first major consensus statement on the solutions to climate change by the nation's leading scientists. Drawing on recommendations developed by more than 1,200 experts, it presents some 35 practical, results-oriented approaches for minimizing climate change and its impacts Full description. Other Authors: Blockstein, David.

In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize (with former Vice President Al Gore) for its reporting on the human causes of climate change. In 2008, the National Council for Science and the Environment reported that the acceleration of climate change is already faster than the IPCC projected only a year earlier. How we deal with the rapid environmental changes, and the human forces that are driving these changes, will be among the defining issues of our generation.   Climate Solutions Consensus presents an agenda for America. It is the first major consensus statement by the nation’s leading scientists, and it provides specific recommendations for federal policies, for state and local governments, for businesses, and for colleges and universities that are preparing future generations who will be dealing with a radically changed climate. The book draws upon the recommendations developed by more than 1200 scientists, educators and decision makers who participated in the National Council for Science and the Environment’s 8th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment.   After presenting a lucid narrative of the science behind climate change and its solutions, Climate Solutions Consensus presents 35 practical, results-oriented approaches for minimizing climate change and its impacts. It clearly spells out options for technological, societal, and policy actions. And it deals head-on with controversial topics, including nuclear energy, ocean fertilization and atmospheric geo-engineering.   One of the book’s key conclusions is that climate solutions are about much more than energy sources. They involve re-examining everything people do with an eye toward minimizing climate impacts. This includes our eating habits, consumption patterns, transportation, building and housing, forestry, land use, education, and more. According to these scientists, the time to act is now. With clarity and urgency, they tell us exactly what needs to be done to start reversing the driving factors behind climate change, minimizing their consequences, and adapting to what is beyond our power to stop.

Mataxe
I plan to work in Cleantech and found this to be one of the best books to provide an accurate, unbiased, and thorough state of affairs for climate issues and green technologies. It's well-written, and full of credible research most interested readers would want to pick up next for a deeper understanding of specific issues.

This book feels official without sounding official - that is, dry. I like how it touches on every major and most minor climate concerns, and appreciate the abundance of success stories and heads up on innovative technologies. My only complaint is that some sections tend to be short, requiring the reader to do additional research if there is further interest in a topic. Having the book cover everything would probably turn it into an encyclopedia, so this isn't too major of an issue - especially since the authors share all their notes and sources.

I would recommend this book to most people. If you're already familiar with the current state of environmental affairs, you might want to skip the first quarter or so, but the wealth of knowledge is absolutely worth the price. Five stars.
Felolak
What the world needs is a comprehensive but comprehensible book that lays out the facts about climate change as they are without predetermined conclusions. This book has the appearance of being what we need but turns out not to be it when you look under the hood.

Every book I've read on this topic has a point the author tries to sell and shows only information that supports it and ignores any information that contradicts it. This one strains to look objective but follows the same pattern. When I tracked down information that disagreed with other sources, I had to go through several layers of articles, all with the same viewpoint, to find that the original information was in obscure publications, sometimes older than 20 years. Surely there is better information out there; one has to suppose the authors stuck with what they liked.

The authors put a lot of effort into this book and it's no worse than most, but it doesn't give us what we need. I just wish they'd been as objective as they pretend to be.

If you're okay with books selling particular viewpoints, I'd recommend Stewart Brand's book, Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto. He's been studying environmental issues long enough that he can cut through the BS and you can have some confidence in his conclusions.