Grateful acknowledgements to the sponsors of this site: Or is it something in between - an issue that humanity must eventually face, but not yet? In this groundbreaking and essential new book, Tim Flannery argues passionately for the urgent need to address - NOW - the implications of a global climate change that is damaging all life on earth and endangering our very survival.
The changes will accelerate and prove mostly harmful, even catastrophic, during the twenty-first century, but Flannery's purpose is not simply to alarm. He argues that corrective measures are practicable and urgent.
What the world's new weather makers, humans, have done, they can also undo, or at least mitigate. Consider the likely effects. Even if wide-scale measures are taken to stabilized carbon dioxide levels immediately, the average world temperature will rise about two degrees Fahrenheit over the next few decades.
On land higher air temperatures will hasten species extinctions; water resources will dwindle for some major population centers; and some areas will become deserts, restricting agriculture and shifting it closer to the poles.
Severer living conditions and competition for water and food will stress civilization and under the worst scenarios cripple it. Flannery argues from trenchant, disquieting, abundant scientific evidence, and his discussion is balanced and lucid, if at times anxious in tone.
No one with an open mind can come away from The Weather Makers without being profoundly effected by his call for systematic changes in energy consumption to limit the damage from global warming. Still, humanity is vast.
Resistance to change is pervasive. Politics confuses the issues. Flannery's bleakest forecasts seem likeliest.The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery.
In one paragraph for each chapter, please summarize the author’s main theme, argument or point for the chapter.
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The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery (Part 3: The Science of Prediction) Flannery further describes in detail the techniques and results for the global climate. He attempts to model a regional climate using this techniques and results.
Tim Flannery is a scientist, explorer, conservationist and author. He has published more than peer-reviewed papers and speaks often on ABC Radio, NPR and the BBC.9/ In The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth, climatologist Tim Flannery explains that human-generated climate changes are underway.
The changes will accelerate and prove mostly harmful, even catastrophic, during the twenty-first century, but Flannery's purpose is not simply to alarm. Tim Flannery is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Future Eaters, Throwim Way Leg, The Weather Makers, Now or Never and Here on Earth.
In , he was the Australian of the Year. In , he was the Australian of the Year. The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change is a book by Tim Flannery.
The book received critical acclaim. It won the major prize at the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, and was short-listed for the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature.