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No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change

The Science, the Solutions, the Way Forward

By Danny Chivers  

No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change
  • Paperback / softback

Just as the need for action on climate change becomes more urgent and overwhelming, the campaign to deny that humans are causing it has gained more traction. This completely new book meets the skeptics head on, offering a guide to the science, an insight into the politics of climate justice and a clear sense of the way forward.

This is an ideal offering for students, academics and anyone interested in the growing issue of society’s impact on climate change and how to make climate justice a reality.

Part of the No-Nonsense Guides series.

  • Paperback / softback, 208 pages
  • ISBN 9781897071717
  • Published March 2011
  • EPUB
  • ISBN 9781771130462
  • Published March 2011


Danny Chivers goes beyond the scary stuff and gets to grips with some big and complex ideas about climate change, science, economics, power, politics and history. In fact, he pins them down and makes them squirm, using wit, outrageous metaphors, lots of numbers and good, plain language. In this excellent book, we have plenty of ammunition to take on the corporate lobbyists, the climate deniers, the carbon traders and the nay-sayers.

– Nicola Bullard, Focus on the Global South

The No-Nonsense Guides are the most accessible and enjoyable means for people with hurried lives to find out how the world really works.

– George Monbiot, journalist, campaigner and author

For anyone who wants a lucid, factual, reliable guide to some of the most important issues of our time, I strongly recommend you check out the No-Nonsense Guides.

– Howard Zinn, social activist and author of a A People’s History of America

A splendid new series of pocketable guides to issue politics…rigorously clear.

The Guardian, London, U.K.

The No-Nonsense Guides target those topics that a large army of voters cares about, but that politicos evade.

The Independent, London, U.K.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Nicola Bullardoo
Part I The Science
Chapter 1 How Do We Know That Climate Change is Happening?
Chapter 2 How Bad Could it Get?
Chapter 3 Why is Climate Denial on the Rise?
Part II The Solutions
Chapter 4 Where Are All the Emissions Coming From?
Chapter 5 How Much Do We Need to Cut?
Chapter 6 What are the Solutions?
Part III The Way Forward
Chapter 7 What is the Political History of Climate Change?
Chapter 8 Why Haven'’t We Fixed it Yet?
Chapter 9 What is it Going to Take?
Chapter 10 What Might a Zero-carbon Future Look Like?
Chapter 11 Ten Top Tips to Save the Climate
Bibliography and Useful Contacts

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