How much does the American public know about the science of climate change? While the problem is frequently reported in terms of “more carbon dioxide means more warming leading to catastrophe,” The Big Picture shows why it is not nearly as simple as that.
Is the politics of climate change about saving the world, or is it an issue that politicians exploit in the pursuit of different agendas? The Big Picture will show you what is going on behind the scenes.
What are the cost/benefit economic tradeoffs involved if governments curtail the use of fossil fuels? Is it possible that the cure will make the human race worse off instead of better? Read The Big Picture and decide for yourself.
In this important book, economist Mark Hendrickson walks the reader systematically through the science, politics, and economics of climate change and shows how interwoven they are. His book provides a needed comprehensive overview of the various aspects of the climate change issue to help you better understand what is at stake for all of us. You would have a hard time finding another book about climate change that covers so much in so compact a space. Every layperson concerned about climate change will become a more informed citizen by perusing this highly readable explanation of the science, politics, and economics of climate change.
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