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Read up on climate change at the library
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 9 Mar 2007, p. 14

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It seem these days that you cannot turn on the radio, open the newspaper, or even look out your window without being reminded of it. I'm talking about climate change, global warming-- call it what you will-- there is definitely something fishy going on with our weather. While you may have heard of Al Gore's documentary and book, An Inconvenient Truth, you may not have heard of some of the other books that have recently been published on the subject. Here is a sample of other titles available for you to borrow from the Halton Hills Public Library. If you are interested in learning more about the symptoms of climate change and the effects that global warming has already had on the world, there are many fascinating books to be read. Field Notes From a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert describes the already prevalent effects of climate change on the lives of people and animals. The Winds of Change by Eugene Linden examines weather disasters from the past and what we may have to cope with in the future. The Whale and the Supercomputer by Charles Wohlforth focuses on how global warming is already affecting daily life in the Arctic. If you are interested in finding out what you can do to ease your own impact on the environment, there are many books geared towards things you can do at home. Climate Change Begins at Home by Dave Reay and You Can Prevent Global Warming by Jeffrey Langholz and Kelly Turner are packed with all kinds of suggestions for doing your part while also saving money. A very different take on the subject is presented by Patrick J. Michaels in his book, Meltdown. Michaels describes global warming, not as a recent phenomenon but rather as something that has been developing for centuries. He dispels many misconceptions held by scientist and politicians, and ventures to predict that even our best efforts may not have much effect on this inevitable stage in our planet's evolution. And please don't forget; if the climate (snow, cold, ice, etc.) is keeping you from returning your books on time, you can always renew your books from home by phone or through our website, www.library.hhpl.on.ca.

Hanman, Clare
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9 Mar 2007
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Gore, Al ; Kolbert, Elizabeth ; Linden, Eugene ; Wohlforth, Charles ; Reay, Dave ; Langholz, Jeffrey ; Turner, Kelly ; Michaels, Partick J.
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Read up on climate change at the library