What's Really Happening to Our Planet?

What's Really Happening to Our Planet?

The Facts Simply Explained

Book - 2016
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Penguin Putnam

An easy-to-understand overview of the state of our planet and its future, using eye-opening and accessible charts, graphs, and infographics.

By 2050, the global population is expected to reach 9 billion. What's Really Happening to Our Planet? uses a graphic approach to chart the dramatic explosion of the human population and consumption and its impact on the planet.

Based on unmatched scientific data, What's Really Happening to Our Planet? brings together major areas of public concern, such as deforestation, climate change, water shortages, and inequality. Easy-to-reference charts and infographics illustrate key findings, while clear, jargon-free text explains the science behind the figures. In addition to charting global trends and showing how they are connected, this book articulates how we can live more sustainably in the future.

What's Really Happening to Our Planet? is a new and heart-stopping analysis of the latest chapter in human history and offers a fresh perspective on our future.



Baker & Taylor
An environmentalist explains what climate change is doing to the environment and offers some solutions that can help reverse these dangerous trends.

Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781465445476
1465445471
Characteristics: 223 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

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tomwould
Mar 21, 2018

In fact, the fastest way to transfer info is often graphically. The instant I saw that the first graph was on Population Growth, I knew this book was on the right track. Sorry for the reader who 'lost confidence in the writer.' Was your problem that you just hit overload? Read a little at a time, and not every graph will appeal to your interests. While there may not be a specific Y-Axis on every graph (in the form you prefer), the numbers you want are always available as you study the graph. Don't give up on this book - you won't find more info in any single source.

BTW - I've already bought three copies of this book to give to friends.

Excellent Book Five Stars (or more)

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Wattage
Feb 08, 2018

If you're keen to find ways to minimise your impact on the planet, this book is full of practical tips.

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Liber_vermis
Aug 12, 2016

This graphical presentation of the many threats to the planet is, at first, engaging, but then rather numbing as it goes on relentlessly for 200 pages. Why do so many graphs show exponential growth? What can we infer from a graph that has no Y-axis scale? The message is clear that we have to live within the natural limits of planet Earth ... but, in the end, I didn't have confidence in the author's recommendations.

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