Author(s): Tim Flannery
What does climate change mean?
How will global warming affect our lives?
Is it the cause of wilder storms and more frequent droughts?
Are these events inevitable?
Tim Flannery makes this urgent issue completely accessible. He tells the fascinating story of climate change over millions of years to help us understand the predicament we face. By burning fossil fuels we are increasing the levels of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, causing our planet to become warmer.
Every nation is differently affected by these changes but we have one thing in common ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ we are now the weather makers, and the new climate we are creating threatens the future of our civilisation.
Tim Flannery shows how we can all help to combat these problems. You may be surprised at how much you can do. The Weather Makers will change your life.
First published 2005.
Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Award Gleebooks Award for Cultural & Literary Criticism 2006 and NSW Premier's Literary Award Book of the Year 2006 and ABIA Australian General Non-fiction Book of the Year 2006. Shortlisted for ABIA Australian Book of the Year 2006 and Age Book of the Year: Non-fiction 2006.