A glimpse of Global Weirdness

Global Weirdness

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Climate Central's Global Weirdness (Pantheon, 2012). The preview consists of the introduction to the book, which explains that it is intended "to lay out the current state of knowledge about climate change, with explanations of the underlying science given in clear and simple language," and chapter 4, "Dinosaurs Didn't Drive Gas-Guzzlers or Use Air-Conditioning," which reviews the natural influences on climate, concluding, "However, the fact that something can happen naturally doesn't mean it's always natural."

Global Weirdness was written by Emily Elert and Michael D. Lemonick, but produced collectively by scientists and journalists at Climate Central, a nonprofit, nonpartisan science and journalism organization that conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings. The reviewer for Booklist wrote, in a starred review of Global Weirdness, "Without talking down to readers, the authors do a masterful job of clarifying all aspects of a complicating and alarming topic, making it that much more difficult for global-warming denialists to keep their heads in the sand."