- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. (September 28, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1920769412
- ISBN-13: 978-1920769413
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Living in the Hothouse: How Global Warming Affects Australia Paperback – September 28, 2005
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Much of the global warming literature is about the Northern Hemisphere with discussion about the rapidly warming Arctic, the recent hurricane disasters in the United States, and even the outbreak of malignant melanoma here in California. Therefore it is most helpful for the continent of Australia to be reporting in as well. And the dangers to that nation in terms of brushfires, substantially reduced water resources, and intense summer heat are fully documented. What is different about this book is the long list of practical proposals for reversing climate change. Not many global warming books emphasize architecture and public transportation. But if there are solutions available, these are two of the key components.
This is not a book for everyone. Those unfamiliar with Australian geography may feel lost in the place names. Political conservatives will not be happy about Professor Lowe's denunciations of the "rogue regimes" of Australian Prime Minister John Howard and US President George W Bush. Even I think that the author's antipathy toward automobiles is a bit overdone. But unless the warnings by Professor Lowe and others about impeding disaster are heeded, the next generation of global warming books may be about surviving the disaster which has already arrived.