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Waking Up to Climate Change: Five Dimensions of the Crisis and What We Can Do About It

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Waking Up to Climate Change: Five Dimensions of the Crisis and What We Can Do About It

The Unfolding Story of Climate Change and How to Fix It

For 15 years, author George Ropes has followed the unfolding story of climate change for the timely website ClimateYou.org. Along the way, he has covered myriad individual research studies, innovations, catastrophes, and signs of progress, from the resurgence of sustainable communities to lessons learned from the Australian wildfires. This enlightening book presents a selection of these key writings to describe the multi-faceted ways that climate change affects everyone and everything.

Waking Up to Climate Change: Five Dimensions of the Crisis and What We Can Do About It explains the complex and interrelated systems intertwined with the climate crisis, energy, weather and climate, people and nature, laws and leaders, and finance. It presents a practical “To-Do List for the Planet” that includes top-down actions for international agreements and national programs. The “Taking Steps” section highlights ways that all of us can act to help solve it.

“In case you haven’t noticed, climate change is already here, affecting most everything in your life,” says David Rind, Climate Scientist and Professor Emeritus at NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies. “This book provides as clear a presentation as one can find of the causes of climate change; not only physical, but financial and governmental; and the likely consequences for people and nature. It offers numerous top-down and bottom-up recommendations on how to mitigate the worst effects. This book is a mandatory read.”

Waking Up to Climate Change is for general readers, as well as advocates, scientists, and stakeholders; all those interested in better understanding the climate crisis, its accelerating timeline, ways it affects every aspect of our lives, and possibilities for individual and group action. Throughout the book are compelling photographs by Andrew Dillon Bustin that greatly complement the information and beautifully illustrate the five dimensions of climate change.

Waking Up to Climate Change: Five Dimensions of the Crisis and What We Can Do About It retails for US$38 (paperback) and US$98 (hardcover) and is also available in electronic formats. To order or know more about the book, visit www.worldscientific.com.

About the Author: George Ropes

George Ropes is the founder and longtime senior editor of ClimateYou.org and a prolific contributor, posting blogs almost daily since he founded the website in 2008. A stalwart community builder, his forward-thinking vision is to advance essential and reliable information on the changing climate to the general public, researchers and students. He never compromises his view when it comes to the role government should take on tackling climate change, and constantlyadvocates for strong laws to speedily lessen Earth’s carbon footprint. Always concerned about changing weather patterns, he vigilantly monitors storm systems that are abnormal and related to climate change. He never shies away from addressing the tough issues in his “Our Take” column on ClimateYou.org and on social media platforms.

Ropes’ background uniquely positions him to eloquently write with a universal understanding about the multifaceted and serious impacts of climate change. He graduated from Dartmouth College and joined the Peace Corps serving in the Dominican Republic. Later, he taught in public and private schools in New York City before leaving to pursue his own advanced studies. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he earned a master’s degree in political science, with a concentration in International Nutrition Policy and Planning. He joined Catholic Relief Services (CRS), a non-profit aid and development organization, after receiving his Master’s degree from MIT. As a CRS program leader and specialist in the areas of food distribution and computerization, he lived and worked in Egypt, India, and Angola.

About World Scientific Publishing Co.

World Scientific Publishing is a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. World Scientific collaborates with prestigious organizations like the Nobel Foundation and US National Academies Press to bring high-quality academic and professional content to researchers and academics worldwide. The company publishes about 600 books and over 160 journals in various fields annually. To find out more about World Scientific, please visit www.worldscientific.com.

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