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The Hot Topic: How to Tackle Global Warming and Still Keep the Lights on

By: Gabrielle Walker and David King

320 pages, no illustrations

Bloomsbury Publishing

Paperback | Jan 2009 | #178976 | ISBN-13: 9780747596301
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The Hot Topic is a collaborative work by one of the most respected scientists and one of the most dynamic writers in the field of climate change. Sir David King, world-renowned scientist and the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser, is widely credited with persuading Tony Blair to act on climate change and with getting key international figures around the negotiating table, and has a significant media profile.

"The Hot Topic" goes beyond a statement of the problem to address in detail what can be done to answer the challenge on a personal, social, national and international level. A clear, short and engaging book that approaches the whole issue - the present problem and the future solutions - in a straightforward way, it is bound to receive massive attention from industry, the media and government alike. While there have been many other books about the problem of climate change, none has addressed what we can and should do about it so clearly and persuasively.

'In a world full of misinformation, 'The Hot Topic' is a beacon of clarity' Al Gore 'With the clarity that Gore rightly commends, they do a fine job ['The Hot Topic'] is a material gain for the axis of good' Sunday Times 'A masterful book, wonderfully well-written. It should become the authoritative statement on climate change and what to do about it for years to come.' James Lovelock, author of 'Gaia' and 'The Revenge of Gaia'

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Gabrielle Walker has a PhD in chemistry from Cambridge University and has taught at both Cambridge and Princeton universities. She is a consultant to New Scientist, contributes frequently to BBC radio and writes for many newspapers and magazines. She presented BBC Radio 4's Planet Earth Under Threat, and lives in London and France.

Sir David King, the British Government's Chief Scientific Adviser, is widely credited with persuading the UK government to act on climate change and with getting key states (including China, Russia, the USA and India) around the negotiating table. He is Director of the new School for Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University

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