Keeping Our Cool by Andrew Weaver

Keeping Our Cool by Andrew Weaver

This book is a MUST read. Weaver is one of the lead authors of the IPCC reports and (big ups) also Canadian. So right there he's got my vote. But the book is a no-nonsense review of what is really going on in the field of climate change science, and no one can tell it better than Weaver. At times a bit sciency, but never over your head, he tells the story with a Canadian focus. I particularly enjoyed the overview he gives of journalistic balance and how peer-reviewed science should be an exception, instead of giving an very small minority of (and might I add INSANE) climate deniers equal voice in the media, thus confusing the public about whether or not climate change is even happening! (IT IS). A great read, if you're not sure about climate change - READ IT. If you think you know everything there is to know - READ IT. Good stuff.

  • I haven't read this book, but I did read Nikiforuk's last book, Pandemonium, and was blown away by it. Nikiforuk is the rare author who can take science and complex issues and write it into easily understandable and yet not dumbe... I haven't read this book, but I did read Nikiforuk's last book, Pandemonium, and was blown away by it. Nikiforuk is the rare author who can take science and complex issues and write it into easily understandable and yet not dumbed down prose. For those of you that don't know about the Tar Sands in Alberta.... oy. Its UGLY. Its BIG. Its almost singlehandedly driving the Canadian economy right now. So its a tough issue. I can't wait to read this and see how Nikiforuk grapples with the pros and cons.