Climate Changed

Climate Changed

A Personal Journey Through the Science

Graphic Novel - 2014
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What are the causes and consequences of climate change? When the scale is so big, can an individual make any difference? Documentary, diary, and masterwork graphic novel, this look at our planet and how we live on it explains what global warming is all about. With the most complicated concepts made clear by the author, an investigative journalist and artist, weaves together scientific research, extensive interviews with experts, and a call for action. Weighing the potential of some solutions and the false promises of others, this work provides a realistic, balanced view of the magnitude of the crisis that "An Inconvenient Truth" only touched on.--Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2014
ISBN: 9781613126646
1613126646
1419712551
9781419712555
Branch Call Number: eBook--Adult
Characteristics: 1 online resource (473 pages, 7 unnumbered pages) : chiefly illustrations
Alternative Title: Brown season

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Robertshallcross
Jun 16, 2015

Next time you're asked, "How much global warming is due to humans?", you can honestly say, "about 220%". That's right - 220%!

How so? Because on a 100 year time scale, the only major warmers are greenhouse gases, the main driving gas being CO2 (H2O is also major, but, being entirely passive, is not a driver).

Meanwhile, each year Earth manages to absorb 55% of the man-made CO2. So, the 45% that remains airborne is what's been raising atmospheric CO2 (by 2.1 parts per million by volume each year, or 43% since 1850). So, the man-made contribution to the main global warming driver is 220% or more than twice as much as what stays in our air.

This means that humans are entirely responsible for ALL the global warming in the modern era. and then some.

Remember this when some skeptic questions man's contribution to global warming.

ChristchurchLib Dec 04, 2014

Based on the analysis of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), but seen through the perspective of everyman journalist Philippe Squarzoni, this graphic novel explains how our environment functions; outlines the consequences of climate change and asks: is our society able to pursue a proactive policy in regard to ecological issues? In a tour de force of both artistic and informational presentation, with the impact of climate change on the US central to the narrative, Philippe Squarzoni weaves together scientific research, interviews with leading experts, personal reflections and a call for action starting at a grassroots level. Nature and Science December 2014 newsletter.

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