Global Climate Change: A Primer

An internationally recognized expert on the geology of barrier islands, Orrin H Pilkey is one of the rare academics who engages in public advocacy about science related issues He has written dozens of books and articles explaining coastal processes to lay readers, and he is a frequent and outspoken interviewee in the mainstream media Here, the colorful scientist takes oAn internationally recognized expert on the geology of barrier islands, Orrin H Pilkey is one of the rare academics who engages in public advocacy about science related issues He has written dozens of books and articles explaining coastal processes to lay readers, and he is a frequent and outspoken interviewee in the mainstream media Here, the colorful scientist takes on climate change deniers in an outstanding and much needed primer on the science of global change and its effects.After explaining the greenhouse effect, Pilkey, writing with son Keith, turns to the damage it is causing sea level rise, ocean acidification, glacier and sea ice melting, changing habitats, desertification, and the threats to animals, humans, coral reefs, marshes, and mangroves These explanations are accompanied by Mary Edna Fraser s stunning batiks depicting the large scale arenas in which climate change plays out.The Pilkeys directly confront and rebut arguments typically advanced by global change deniers Particularly valuable are their discussions of Climategate, a manufactured scandal that undermined respect for the scientific community, and the denial campaigns by the fossil fuel industry, which they compare to the tactics used by the tobacco companies a generation ago to obfuscate findings on the harm caused by cigarettes.
Global Climate Change A Primer An internationally recognized expert on the geology of barrier islands Orrin H Pilkey is one of the rare academics who engages in public advocacy about science related issues He has written dozens of

  • Title: Global Climate Change: A Primer
  • Author: Orrin H. Pilkey Keith C. Pilkey Mary Edna Fraser
  • ISBN: 9780822351092
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Global Climate Change: A Primer”

    1. This is an excellent "Primer" it's stated purpose. What is exceptional is that at the end of each chapter they state climate change deniers positions and then an analysis. In some cases the deniers have used out and out lies and in others the arguments are more nuanced. The organizations such as Exxon-Mobil, Western Petroleum and Cato Institute are brought out as funding the deniers. There is an interesting concluding chapter on geoengeneering and in a way with the unrelenting changes that are h [...]

    2. This is a simple book which is what makes it very good. I read this book as an introduction to the key scientific issues in climate changes. The book moves simply through the causes and effects of climate change and provides a short response at the end of each chapter to typical arguments made by deniers of climate change. I highly recommend as a basic book to get started on this topic.

    3. In clear and concise fashion, shoots down many of the myths circulated by climate change skeptics and deniers. I narrated the audiobook.

    4. Scientific, research focused, well-informed read. Moving to the next climate change book on my list, but I would highly recommend this one (skeptic or not).

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