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The Bookshelf: Oct. 21, 2015

In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights Atmosphere of Hope.

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ATMOSPHERE OF HOPE: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

by Tim Flannery

Flannery argues for renewed optimism in human capabilities to reverse the destabilizing effects of climate change… The author makes it abundantly clear where we stand — that we are far from achieving the 2 percent solution to global warming — but that there is also diverse, effective, and innovative activity toward cutting carbon dioxide emissions… Flannery crisply outlines what is now known and conjectured about the human influence on climate change, exploring the long ragweed season, the nutritional degradation of crops, and the acidification of the oceans... He also puts fracking under great scrutiny, and he makes an intriguing case for the capture and storage of the byproducts of the damage already done. A sharp summary of energy potentialities.

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