Magazine article New Internationalist

Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change by Guy Dauncey with Patrick Mazza

Magazine article New Internationalist

Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change by Guy Dauncey with Patrick Mazza

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(New Society ISBN 0 86571 421 5)

Climate change is the environmental fear that provokes the greatest degree of apocalyptic prophesy. It's hard to escape the doom drum when the global political response has been so puny. This guide to cooling the planet's fever pulls off a difficult balancing act, outlining the terrors of the looming climatic crisis whilst offering detailed, credible, practical ideas for action to halt it in its tracks.

Laid out as a succession of double-page spreads, the solutions are meticulously researched with boxes pointing to a multitude of web resources. Unlike previous attempts, the book doesn't rely too heavily on either technofixes or purely political answers. Instead it takes a swipe at every level of responsibility - from the individual through to the global - making it impossible for the reader to conclude `there's nothing I can do'. Its optimism (with reality check intact) and energy are to be saluted. …

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