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Climate Change: What you can do about it

It's great to see a scientific book about climate change with Aussie examples

Climate Change: What you can do about it

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Product name: Climate Change: What you can do about it

Reviewer: Jenny Blackford

Author: Paul Holper and Simon Torok

Publisher: Pan Macmillan and CSIRO Publishing

Price: $29.95

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It's great to see a scientific book about climate change where virtually all of the examples and illustrations are Australian: there's even a story about an outback weather thermometer being stolen by a dingo.

Paul Holper and Simon Torok are science communicators from Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO, and their book gives us reliable facts and figures about global warming as it affects Australia, as well as what we Australians can do about it in our schools, offices, factories, farms and homes.

The book gives clear, accessible explanations of the main areas of the science of climate change, such as the carbon cycle. It's packed with detailed statistics, too: it tells us, for example, that Australia, with 0.32 per cent of the global population, emits 1.43 per cent of the world's 8 billion tonnes of carbon; and that over a lifetime, a compact fluorescent light bulb will save a third of a tonne of greenhouse gas.

Printed on ENVI carbon-neutral paper.

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