Title : Global Warming: A Real Threat
Language : English
Paperback : 134 pages
ISBN-10 : 1532085990
ISBN-13 : 978-1532085994
Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
Dimensions : 8.25 x 0.29 x 11 inches
In his vividly descriptive Global Warming: A Real Threat, author Duncan Ewing explores the dangers that climate change poses to the planet and what can be done to combat it.
From the very first page, it is clear who Duncan Ewing’s intended audience is for his book Global Warming: A Real Threat. He is writing for the layperson, the reader whose eyes glaze over when a scientist starts explaining complicated concepts about global warming, weather phenomenon, ice ages, etc. He wants this reader to understand exactly how climate change will affect them and why they must do everything they can to fight it.
Using simple yet descriptive prose, Ewing details the causes and effects of global warming. He is clearly passionate about this subject, and his concern for the planet shines through when he speaks of the phenomenon wreaking havoc on local weather patterns and how this ultimately affects people. He also includes an engrossing chapter where he discusses how climate change endangers various species around the globe, which provides a greater context for how damaging to the planet increased temperatures can be. One negative that must be noted, though, is that he can become so absorbed in his own narrative that he can come across as preachy and alarmist, which may turn off the very audience that he is trying to reach with his work.
The author, of course, has every good reason to be alarmed at the rate by which temperatures are increasing across the globe. The alarm bells are sounding out louder than ever, but it seems like not a lot of people are heeding the warnings. Ewing has taken it upon himself to spread the bad news to anyone who is receptive, and he has done an admirable job of advocating for the actions that people must do in order to save the planet. He lays out the various ways ordinary folks can make a difference in the way they live their lives so they can make a positive contribution to the preservation of natural resources and the environment. Though individual effort may not seem sufficient when held up against the gargantuan task of fighting climate change, the author makes it clear that it is nevertheless a worthwhile endeavor. His optimism that people can make a real change if they simply put in the work is uplifting in an otherwise gloom-tinged book.
Though there is actually nothing truly groundbreaking within its pages, Duncan Ewing’s Global Warming: A Real Threat is a well-written and sincere attempt at making the difficult and complex subject of climate change easily understandable for most people. The author also made sure to include recommendations on lifestyle changes that individuals can enact in order to help in the efforts of combating global warming. All in all, this is an interesting read for anyone who wishes to know more about climate change. Parents, in particular, may find the prose extremely easy to read to their children as the explanations are quite thorough.
With its layperson-friendly approach, Global Warming: A Real Threat by Duncan Ewing makes for a good addition to anyone’s collection.