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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

An informative piece on Global Warming that aims to bring awareness and call to action to readers before it is too late.

GLOBAL WARMING (A Real Threat) by Duncan Ewing is a book that details what there is to know about Global Warming. He talks about weather phenomena due to climate change and what it could mean to the world. The book is written in a way that asks the reader to question why no one is taking Global Warming seriously and decide what they can do in their day-to-day lives about it. The book contains 15 parts covering Global Warming definitions, causes, and manifestations; what could happen in the future with the rise of Global Warming’s intensity; and actions the world can do to address climate change and its effects.

Duncan Ewing expresses his concerns about humanity losing sight of their role to protect and nurture Earth. He shows urgency and relevance against the problem of Global Warming by citing several weather instances that were irregular in their timing or their lengths, such as the windstorms, El Niño, and La Niña in British Columbia, Canada. He details the increase in frequency and intensity of weather phenomena (hurricanes, droughts, snowstorms, windstorms), the rise of sea levels, and alteration to jet streams that will result from the worsening Global Warming. He also describes the ice age that happened following warm periods and destructive weather phenomena. Ewing says that by 2070-2100, Earth will become hot enough and fail to sustain life. He asks the readers to imagine how worse things will be in the future with increased temperature, rainfall, major droughts, and forest fires.

Readers can feel more attached to the book’s content and message because Ewing avoids sounding detached by specifying mundane activities that will be affected by climate change—such as camping, hiking, and going to the beach. Readers can understand how climate change manifests in a given location by Ewing’s comparison of weather status and effects across different years. For example, Ewing notes that springs and summers in British Columbia before 2014 were not as hot and dry as they are now due to the pacific decadal oscillation’s current phase. He also notes that since 2014 the British Columbia temperature has reached 20 °C from early May to October while in 2011 the temperature remained below 10 °C.

What makes GLOBAL WARMING (A Real Threat) different to other works that discuss Global Warming is that it is proactive in its tone.

Ewing goes beyond just telling readers to be aware of the problem. Instead, he lists concrete steps that readers and the rest of humanity can take to combat and adjust to climate change while being sure to remind readers that it is not their fault because humanity did not know better. That being said, with knowledge from this book, readers can now answer Ewing’s call to action against climate change while there is still time.

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