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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,287 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Flannery Narrator: Drew de Carvalho Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN:
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From Dr. Tim Flannery, one of the world's foremost experts on conservation and ecology, comes a book of immeasurable importance. Hailed by Kirkus Reviews as a powerful and persuasive work that is sure to provoke strong reaction, The Weather Makers is among the finest examinations of climate change ever written.

Originally skeptical of global warming, Flannery spent years compiling his own research. What he learned is sobering. Human beings are weather makers whose production of carbon dioxide is polluting the planet at a devastating rate. Species are disappearing, the natural world is changing, and weather events, like Hurricane Katrina, are becoming increasingly disastrous. But as Flannery shows, there are cleaner ways to live, and doing so is the only way to avoid global catastrophe.

Alarming but filled with ideas that inspire hope, The Weather Makers could be the most important book you ever hear. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 1/30/2014

    " Best info I've seen so far on Global Warming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 1/27/2014

    " An accessible account of global weather and how this will be affected by climate change. Based on science rather than opinion this book is depressing to certain degree given the scale of the issues raised however it does provide ways for everyone to reduce their carbon footprint and thus their contributions to climate change. Flannery even goes on to discuss the success of the global CFC ban and how this success can be used as a template through which the global community can tackle climate change together. The bottom line of this book is that yes climate change is a huge issue but as a global society we are in a better position to tackle it than ever before "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 1/14/2014

    " Very educational, yet entertaining at the same time. Each chapter is geared toward a specific topic, from mountains to coral reefs to the golden toad. Whether your a cynic or an advocate of climate change, this book showed me that everybody's life will be affected in one way or another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 1/5/2014

    " At times I found this difficult to read as it is rather scientific. However it was eye-opening and educational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Micah | 12/31/2013

    " This book is pretty much all you need to know about climate change to start making informed decisions and meaningful actions. Read it and re-read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed | 12/28/2013

    " Very understandable description of global warming and its effects "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 12/9/2013

    " immensely readable discussion on how humans affect the weather "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 12/3/2013

    " If you have any doubts about global warming, this well-respected professor from Australia will remove them and replace those doubts with substantial science that even a layman can understand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antonia | 12/2/2013

    " Just more proof and encouragement that global warming is real and happening now. We have to do something. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cj | 11/19/2013

    " Comprehensive review of things climate change "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Conrad | 10/30/2013

    " Good read with real science about climate change "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Palmer | 7/25/2013

    " Very enjoyable overview of climate change issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff J | 6/30/2013

    " One of the better books on global warming. It details the science around man's impact on Earth's weather in a compelling and accessible way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paige | 6/21/2013

    " Very informative but a little difficult to get through. If you don't like fact-heavy scientific writing, I'd recommend watching An Inconvenient Truth instead. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 3/15/2013

    " Meh. Good if you want an all over the place introduction to climate change. One of the stars is for the picture of the tiny frog with its mouth open to reveal an even tinier frog sitting in its belly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 1/3/2013

    " Provides good background and arguments surrounding the warming of the earth by human influences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred Dameron | 8/3/2012

    " It's too bad that no one listened when this was published and the deniers are only now starting to see. The scary part is what will a steady climate look like in 2050. If we level out by 2050. Today I think 2075 might be a better date for leveling out. But again what does 'Normal" look like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Webber | 6/4/2012

    " We are all going to die "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/19/2012

    " Great explanation of atmospheric systems, climate change, and climate history. But ultimately fairly depressing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernie T. | 11/26/2011

    " Makes climate change science readable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 11/13/2011

    " also a must read. Important and well researched. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miki | 5/18/2011

    " Good book - a little long-winded, not enough background information "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antonia | 5/14/2011

    " Just more proof and encouragement that global warming is real and happening now. We have to do something. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eduardo | 4/8/2011

    " Good information about the human CO2 impact over the climate by global warming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 2/22/2011

    " Flannery is both a world-renowned scientist and fine prose stylist. I learned a ton from this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 2/19/2011

    " Highly accessible and aimed at a wide readership. However, if I was to recommend one book on the challenge posed by climate change, it would have to be Jared Diamond's 'Collapse'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 1/24/2011

    " A great primer for those wanting to get behind the news headlines and understand what climate change is really about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 10/21/2010

    " We are all going to die "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 9/14/2010

    " Interesting book if you haven't read much about climate change. Easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 8/8/2010

    " If you have any doubts about global warming, this well-respected professor from Australia will remove them and replace those doubts with substantial science that even a layman can understand. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 5/19/2010

    " This is the most coherent book I've read about the climate "catastrophe" we face. Flannery makes enough sense that I understand why there's so much confusion. He also makes some sensible suggestions for each of us to follow to do something constructive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 3/26/2010

    " Learned a great deal about a sci I knew little about:climatology. The second half has some new ideas to me about what we can do as humans to improve our chances.
    I recommend as a first read about global warming. "

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