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Six Degrees by Mark Lynas

This book will scare you into buying a hybrid, riding your bike more often, and buying locally grown food whenever possible!

Mark Lynas is an excellent science writer who can take a complex issue such as global warming, and make it palatable for the lay person.  This is a must read book for anyone concerned about the future of the planet.

The book is divided into degrees, beginning with a 1 degree increase in global temperatures and finishes with a 6 degree increase.  If we are foolish enough to not take action quickly enough, then a 6 degree increase will mean the end of most life on Earth, including humans.  Perhaps the world would be better off without us!

One thing I learned from this book is why so many politicians are not willing or able to embrace what the preponderance of the evidence suggests.  It seems that there are a variety of computer models that can be used to predict what certain variables will do to the planet.  And since there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to the problem, then those who are unable to see in shades of gray, are doomed to destroy the planet.

Six Degrees is an A+ book.  Please read it and tell all your friends about it, too.


August 17, 2008 - Posted by | Books, Nonfiction | , ,

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