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Atmosphere of Hope

A decade ago Tim Flannery’s #1 international bestseller The Weather Makers was one of the first books to break the topic of climate change out into the general conversation Today Earth’s climate system is fast approaching a crisis Political leadership has not kept up and public engagement with the issue of climate change has declined Opinion is divided between technological optimists and pessimists who feel that catastrophe is inevitable. It s been awhile since I read The Weather Makers How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth Since that time technology has changed and improved but the crisis we are facing has intensified Why is it we seem set on ignoring the facts before us Ignorance is bliss perhapsThe first half or so of this new book is an update on the situation with where the planet is at now Deeply scary stuff Makes me want to go hide in the corner and rock But the book isn t all doom and gloom The second half ish of the book walks the reader through some of the new technologies and ideas being developed that may yet save us Flannery speaks of governments who have been proactive in exploring and exploiting alternate electricity options such as solar Go Germany By contrast Australia is a backward embarr Fire and Desire up and public engagement with the issue of climate change has declined Opinion is divided between technological optimists and pessimists who feel that catastrophe is inevitable. It s been awhile since I read The Weather Makers How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth Since that time technology has changed and improved but the crisis we are facing has intensified Why is it we seem set on ignoring the facts before The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox us Ignorance is bliss perhapsThe first half or so of this new book is an The Illusionists update on the situation with where the planet is at now Deeply scary stuff Makes me want to go hide in the corner and rock But the book isn t all doom and gloom The second half ish of the book walks the reader through some of the new technologies and ideas being developed that may yet save Planet of the Bugs us Flannery speaks of governments who have been proactive in exploring and exploiting alternate electricity options such as solar Go Germany By contrast Australia is a backward embarr

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The publication of this new book is timed for the lead up to the Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015 which aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate from all the nations in the world This book anticipates and will influence the debatesTime is running out but catastrophe is not inevitable Around the world people are now living with the conseuences of an altered climate with intensified and freuent sto. The main reason I bought this book is because I was hoping it would provide solution practical day to day actions that I could undertake to try to make a change I also love the fact that this edition is printed on recycled paperNow about the content itself I must admit that I am disappointed It s an introductory book at best After reading Naomi Klein s This changes everything Tim Flannery s book just wasn t enough I felt that half of the time he was just emphasising his own achievements and promoting his other book When he presented the situation I found it too simplistic in the way that it did not present the whole picture Further the solutions part was short towards the end presenting what large companies could do I felt like the solutions lacked a critical approach the downsides to many of them were Beyond the Pale up to the Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015 which aims to achieve a legally binding and The Black Ice Score (Parker, universal agreement on climate from all the nations in the world This book anticipates and will influence the debatesTime is running out but catastrophe is not inevitable Around the world people are now living with the conseuences of an altered climate with intensified and freuent sto. The main reason I bought this book is because I was hoping it would provide solution practical day to day actions that I could The Black Painting undertake to try to make a change I also love the fact that this edition is printed on recycled paperNow about the content itself I must admit that I am disappointed It s an introductory book at best After reading Naomi Klein s This changes everything Tim Flannery s book just wasn t enough I felt that half of the time he was just emphasising his own achievements and promoting his other book When he presented the situation I found it too simplistic in the way that it did not present the whole picture Further the solutions part was short towards the end presenting what large companies could do I felt like the solutions lacked a critical approach the downsides to many of them were

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Rms wildfires droughts and floods For some it’s already a uestion of survival Drawing on the latest science Flannery gives a snapshot of the trouble we are in and crucially proposes a new way forward including rapidly progressing clean technologies and a “third way” of soft geo engineering Tim Flannery with his inimitable style makes this urgent issue compelling and accessible This is a must read for anyone interested in our global futu. I ve got 40 pages left of this amazing and insightful book but can t wait to recommend it to anyone who is conscious and concerned about our planet climate change global warming and what are really the causes potential solutions The author gives a break down of layers of this issue I would probably only get if I were to take a University semester course on the subject Each time I read a paragraph I feel like I am again at Uni flexing my brain muscles and absorbing new and foreign knowledge to me Concisely written Easy to read but takes time to digest the information I read it in portioned takes A certain amount of pages daily or in between a few days of not reading from the book That worked best to integrate the new knowledgeNow that I ve finished the book I can warmly recommend it to anyone who wis Engendering Song uestion of survival Drawing on the latest science Flannery gives a snapshot of the trouble we are in and crucially proposes a new way forward including rapidly progressing clean technologies and a “third way” of soft geo engineering Tim Flannery with his inimitable style makes this Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide urgent issue compelling and accessible This is a must read for anyone interested in our global futu. I ve got 40 pages left of this amazing and insightful book but can t wait to recommend it to anyone who is conscious and concerned about our planet climate change global warming and what are really the causes potential solutions The author gives a break down of layers of this issue I would probably only get if I were to take a University semester course on the subject Each time I read a paragraph I feel like I am again at Uni flexing my brain muscles and absorbing new and foreign knowledge to me Concisely written Easy to read but takes time to digest the information I read it in portioned takes A certain amount of pages daily or in between a few days of not reading from the book That worked best to integrate the new knowledgeNow that I ve finished the book I can warmly recommend it to anyone who wis

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • Atmosphere of Hope
  • Tim Flannery
  • en
  • 24 April 2017
  • 9780802124067

About the Author: Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery is one of Australia's leading thinkers and writersAn internationally acclaimed scientist explorer and conservationist he has published than 130 peer reviewed scientific papers and many books His books include the landmark works The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers which has been translated into than 20 languages and in 2006 won the NSW Premiers Literary Prizes for B



10 thoughts on “Atmosphere of Hope

  1. says:

    It's been awhile since I read The Weather Makers How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth Since that time technology has changed and improved but the crisis we are facing has intensified Why is it we seem set on ignoring the facts before us? Ignorance is bliss perhaps?The first half or so of this new book is an update on the situation with where the planet is at now Deeply scary stuff Makes me want to

  2. says:

    A roller coaster rideIn December this year the next United Nations Climate Change Conference will convene in Paris to make decisions on how to cap carbon emissions at a level that will ensure that global temperatures will rise by no than 2° Celcius compared to pre industrial levels This book is a summary of wher

  3. says:

    If you've been keeping up with developments in climate science and have a good handle on denier tactics there won't be much in the first two

  4. says:

    This is a pacy and engrossing read There is a story with tenuous hope but still with hope Some possible solutions to help slow climate change are raised They all reuire political will as well as dollars to be successful There are some good examples of lobbying and advocacy The science is very readable and there

  5. says:

    Published in 2015 Tim Flannery's Atmosphere of Hope is a largely a follow up to his 2005 work The Weather Makers Although I liked the entire book I especially enjoyed the chapters on adapting and geoengineering At the risk of sounding naive I just find stories about scientists mitigating glacial retreat by adding sawdust to their ed

  6. says:

    The main reason I bought this book is because I was hoping it would provide solution practical day to day actions that I could undertake to try to make a change I also love the fact that this edition is printed on

  7. says:

    It's now clear that the tools reuired to avoid a climate disaster already exist even if some of them reuire research and development Between deep rapid emissions cuts and third way technologies we can do itTrue to his title Tim Flannery ends on a hopeful note after cycling through some of the options we have in

  8. says:

    I’ve been meaning to read one of Tim Flannery’s books for a long time I saw him give a talk at Melbourne Uni after the release of this book where from memory he talked about the importance of “hope” in messaging and educating in climate change and about many of the promising technologies currently being considered and developedI’m already relatively strong on the science behind climate change I have a degree in climate s

  9. says:

    I’ve got 40 pages left of this amazing and insightful book but can’t wait to recommend it to anyone who is conscious and concerned

  10. says:

    Despite the title I didn't find a good deal of hope here But i'm glad i read it as I know so very little on this subject and really should know I found it a good work in providing an introduction to this important topic though

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