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Author Rose, Anna, 1983-

Title Madlands : a journey to change the mind of a climate sceptic / Anna Rose.

Publication Info. Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2012.

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 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  551.6 ROSE    Check Shelf
Description ix, 357 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 338-354).
Contents Minchin impossible : a nervous start -- Trouble on the farm : what's for dinner? -- When worlds collide : same world, different eyes -- Pilgrimage to Perth : climate science 101 -- Kitchen table science : what are the skeptics' main arguments? -- Measurements in the sky : is carbon pollution really rising? -- Our first climate scientist : an Aussie scientist's second chance with Nick -- Small graph, big trouble : a former sceptic drops a bombshell -- San Diego : doubt is our product : the curious history of climate scepticism -- Thirteen minutes past midnight : pushing past my limits -- The nutty professor : Boston : hit me with your best shot -- Attack dogs : Washington, DC : the ugly underbelly of the climate fight -- In the Navy -- All in the mind : a Rear Admiral and his new map of the Arctic -- Bjørn again : Nick surprises me with a climate change believer -- The conserve in conservative : Nick meets his UK equivalent -- Meddling in the media : asbestos is safe, evolution is disputed, and climate change is not happening? -- Of cosmic rays and compassion : does climate change come from outer space? -- That sinking feeling : what climate change means for Irene -- Collapsing cliffs : climate change = burglary? : a spectrum of risk -- Coming home : a place ride and a power shift -- Going, going, gone-- : turtles, possums, and coral reefs -- Line in the sand : the last conversation.
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Summary Anna Rose, environmental crusader since the age of fourteen and co-founder of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, is on a mission. This is the story of her biggest challenge yet: a whirlwind journey around the world with conservative powerbroker and arch climate skeptic Nick Minchin. From a remote Hawaiian volcano to a cosmic ray laboratory in Geneva, Anna rolls out the biggest names in science to try and change Nick's mind. It's a journey to tell a story of what's happening to our climate--not just to one man, but to a nation divided on the biggest issue of our times. Nick and Anna challenge each other's views, provoking each other to confront closely held assumptions and question our responsibilities as citizens living in uncertain times.
Subject Climatic changes.
Climatic changes -- Effect of human beings on.
Climatology -- Observations.
Global warming.
Skepticism.
Rose, Anna, 1983-
Minchin, Nick, 1953-
Added Title Mad lands
Journey to change the mind of a climate sceptic
ISBN 9780522861693 paperback
0522861695 paperback
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