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Climate Change

What Everyone Needs to Know
Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
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From Joseph Romm, Chief Science Advisor for National Geographic's Years of Living Dangerously series and one of Rolling Stone's "100 people who are changing America," Climate Change offers user-friendly, scientifically rigorous answers to the most difficult (and commonly politicized) questions surrounding what climatologist Lonnie Thompson has deemed "a clear and present danger to civilization."

New questions about climate change addressed in this guide include: 

  • Analysis of the Paris climate agreement, including the United States' withdrawal
  • Implications of the clean energy revolution, from solar and wind power to batteries and electric cars
  • The latest on climate science, including updates on efforts to stem or slow climate change
  • Insights into what Donald Trump's presidency means for climate action in the US and internationally

As the global response to climate change continues to evolve, Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know® offers smart, unbiased answers to the most difficult questions in an area dogged by misunderstanding and politicization.

©2018 Joseph Romm (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Informative and thorough. A must read

An informative and thorough review of the current science and information on climate change. An important read for all to understand not only the details of climate change causes and impact, but also to be able to effectively advocate for climate change action.

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Terrible robotic reading

I had a hard time making out what the author was trying to convey because of the monotone and robotic style of reading. I honestly wonder if they used a computer voice for this.

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A must read!

A wonderful summary of the most pressing challenge of our time. A must read! Thanks!

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Great Book on Climate Change

Romm knows climate change as well as anyone, and presents it in a very thorough, well thought out manner. He is scientifically accurate, but nteresting. My only technical complaint is his slighting the drawdown capabilities of regenerative agriculture. But there is a paucity of peer-reviewed literature on that, so it is understandable. The reader could be a lot better. He spits out his words, and sounds amateurish. Even so, this is a great book, thanks to Romm.

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Religious not scientific claims and preachings

This book is more like a commercial and advocacy for massive and comprehensively unproven interventions to rule Mother Nature. Very early in the book the narrator honestly (a trait rarely on display throughout the preponderance of unsupported assertions otherwise made from beginning to end) states he will not be reciting the fundamental scientific evidence for his case. He instead will/does jump right to the mantric claims of consensus conclusions. After all the anointed and so professed Devine scientist can ease our dreadful burden. He can spare us the tool of thought by amassing the basilar data and evidence and then he graciously will think for us the reader or polity. The material is to complex for us any way - and they should know because the climate alarmist have been so perfectly and impressively wrong about every prediction they have thus far made.

The book would be laughable if not concomitantly so dangerous. It preaches religious tenets to the mind numb masses employing sophomoric sophistry and intensional deceit. Grand assertion and pious warnings of literal hell on earth are reiterated. Do as your told it’s a moral imperative and only your servility to the god of statism can deny the capitalist oil devil from establishing hell on earth.

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