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By: Robert Burns

Common Sense Science of Climate Change

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Are you overwhelmed by the conflicting information and passionate debates surrounding climate change? Does the urgency in climate discourse leave you feeling anxious and concerned? Do you wish you had a clearer understanding of the science that underpins this global issue?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then this book is your essential guide.

This isn’t a manifesto pushing a political agenda. Instead, it aims to arm you with straightforward scientific insights to clarify the complexities of climate change. This knowledge will empower you to form educated opinions, devoid of emotional bias or unsupported belief.

Inside, you’ll unravel a wealth of information, including:

  • The critical role of the Greenhouse Effect in sustaining life on Earth
  • The criteria that make a gas a ‘greenhouse gas’
  • The contributing factors to sea level fluctuations
  • Innovative ways to reduce methane emissions from livestock
  • The limitations of climate models in providing precise forecasts, and why they can only offer estimates
  • The meaning and implications of ‘net zero,’ along with promising advancements in electric vehicles, green hydrogen, and nuclear energy that could help us achieve this goal
  • A balanced roadmap for the future, integrating cutting-edge technology and renewable resources to secure economic prosperity without sacrificing our planet
  • Equip yourself with the knowledge you need to navigate the intricate world of climate change, and be part of informed discussions and decisions that shape our planet’s future.

Robert Burns, now retired, spent 40 years teaching and researching in universities around the world. From training students to be geography teachers in University Departments of Education, and ‘A’ level examiner in physical geography, he later used his deep interest in the psychological aspects of student learning and motivation to study and qualify as a psychologist. In retirement, the climate ‘wars’ redirected his interest back to Earth sciences. Burns is an experienced author with over 20 texts published by major publishing houses including Longmans, Sage, Allen and Unwin, Kluwer, and Addison-Wesley.

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