Global warming for dummies

Yes, my friends, it has finally happened. Elizabeth May, the leader of the Green Party of Canada, and Zoë Caron, a BC native and contribution blogger of ItsGettingHotInHere.org, teamed to write this epic guide to "understanding climate change and what you can do to make a positive difference." The book launch was held tonight at The Diane Farris Gallery in Vancouver. Unfortunately, work events beckoned and I could not attend. If anyone has the low down on the book, drop me a comment.

From the Publisher

Understand global warming and what you can do to make a positive difference! Fiercely debated in the political arena and constantly splashed across the media, global warming is a hot topic. Global Warming For Dummies sorts out fact from fiction, explaining the science behind climate change and examining the possible long-term effects of a warmer planet. This friendly guide helps readers explore solutions to this challenging problem, from what governments and industry can do to what readers can …read moreUnderstand global warming and what you can do to make a positive difference!

Fiercely debated in the political arena and constantly splashed across the media, global warming is a hot topic. Global Warming For Dummies sorts out fact from fiction, explaining the science behind climate change and examining the possible long-term effects of a warmer planet. This friendly guide helps readers explore solutions to this challenging problem, from what governments and industry can do to what readers can do at home and how to get involved.

  • Understanding the greenhouse effect — discover how greenhouse gases affect the planet''s atmosphere
  • Tracking down the causes — investigate how society has caused a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
  • Examining global warming''s effects — see the changes already taking place around the world and look at what scientists project for the future
  • Switching to renewable energy — find out about carbon-free alternative energy sources
  • Going green in business — explore how companies in every sector can help stop global warming while helping their bottom line
  • Taking action — check out dozens of ways you can be a part of the solution, from what you eat to what you wear to how you heat your home

A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the Sierra Club of Canada Foundation.

Open the book and find:

  1. How human activity is altering Earth''s atmosphere
  2. What could happen when polar ice melts
  3. Which species could disappear if global warming continues
  4. Carbon-reduction success stories from around the world
  5. What the Kyoto Protocol is and what it means
  6. How the sun, wind, earth, and ocean can all provide clean sources of energy
  7. You can fight global warming by hopping on a bike or painting your roof white