Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is on the rise around the world, and it’s because of us. The global warming from these CO2 emissions has profound implications now for us, our children, and for future generations.
We hope this book will provide the basics for you to understand the problem and how we can take action now.
"Climate change sounds complicated -- but what you need to know about it isn't. Clearly and succinctly, this book explains how climate change is real and human-cause, and while its impacts are serious, our choices matter today more than ever."
- Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Ph.D., Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy & Public Law, Texas Tech University
"Mike Nelson is one of the nation's most respected broadcast meteorologists. He has provided an outstanding and accessible climate book while shattering the narrative that TV meteorologists are climate skeptics. He communicates complex information to the public on a daily basis, and those skills are at play in the book."
- Dr. Marshall Shepherd, Director of the University of Georgia's Atmospheric Sciences Program and past president of the American Meteorological Society
"Here's an owner's manual for the one planet we've got—or, at least the section that explains its current malfunction—and what to do about it."
- Bill McKibben, Author
"Not everyone can invest lots of time to do a deep dive to study climate science. But most of us can invest 20-30 minutes to read this little book on the basics. For our kids and grandkids, please read this...”
- Larry Howe, Volunteer with Citizens' Climate Lobby
Mike Nelson is an award-winning meteorologist in Denver, Colorado, and the recipient of 20 Emmy awards for Weather Excellence and the Edward R. Murrow Award.
Dr. Pieter Tans is a foremost world expert on greenhouse gases and CO2 measurement. Pieter is a senior scientist in NOAA’s Global Monitoring Laboratory.
Michael Banks is an author and conservationist involved in grasslands conservation primarily in Colorado and Montana.