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Storms Of My Grandchildren by James Hansen
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Dec 26, 10

Read on December 26, 2010

Very hard to rate with a number between one and five. It is a topic of literally vital importance and I give it five stars because of the function the book intends to serve. It is written by one of the world's leading climate researchers. Rather than discussing the science (which I expected, but there's only one chapter on it) he goes into detail about how the science is getting blocked on the policy level. Given that atmospheric CO2 has increased more than 30% since 1960 and human policy is now the driving forcing factor in climate change; policy is important. "Wait and see", that is, doing nothing is also a policy and it is a policy often pursued. The danger is in reaching the tipping point (e.g. melting permafrost, ...) after which humans can do nothing. The policy option will not always be there. This is why it is important to understand how climate change policy operates and why I would recommend reading this book.
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