Lead Climate Scientist & Member of Nobel Peace Prize-winning PanelBook Speaker
Andrew Weaver is one of the world's foremost climate scientists and a leading expert on global warming. He was a lead author in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—the group that, with Al Gore, won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. The author of the clear-eyed book, Keeping Our Cool, Weaver has just released Generation Us, an accessible guide to grasping global warming facts and finding solutions.
Keeping Our Cool: Climate Change: The Scale of the Problem, the Path to the Solution
Based on Keeping Our Cool, which Thomas Homer-Dixon calls "the best single book on our climate crisis and what [Canadians] should do about it," this talk breathes urgent life into the most important discussion of our lifetime. Drawing on his bedrock understanding of climate science, Weaver, engaging and straightforward, shows you what truly is at stake: he frames our current climate within the context of the last 800,000 years; he looks at what the next century holds; and he clarifies public confusion in a frank, authoritative manner. He is unafraid to speak about the policies needed to reduce greenhouse emissions, and about the efforts-- especially from government and citizens-- needed to make them a reality. A crucial, necessary talk from the next generation of climate science.
Communicating Science: Why It Matters and How To Do It
"Ineffective science communication results in ineffective science," Andrew Weaver says. And he should know. For helping bring the world's attention, fully and finally, to the very real threat of climate change, he shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Weaver has dedicated his career not only to his research, but also to making sure that the science is clearly understood by the public, by the media and by policy makers-- not just a choir of jargon-spouting scientists. In this talk, he shows us why science is often so poorly communicated, why this has disastrous consequences, how to bridge the gap in understanding between science and the public, and why it is so vitally important to do so now. Drawing on his years of experience reaching out to broad audiences, he charts the tumultuous territory of effective, efficient and accurate communication and shows you how to craft the same for your own industry. (Also available as a talk on communicating the science of climate change to a general audience.)
Generation Us: The Challenge of Global Warming
Global warming is not so much an environmental problem as an economic and social problem. In clear and accessible language, Generation Us explains the phenomenon of global warming, outlines the threat it presents to future generations and offers a path toward solutions to the problem.
The reality of global warming has long been accepted within the scientific community, yet it remains a hotly debated topic at the political and social level. Why is this? Is it the fact that the ultimate effects of global warming will not be felt in our lifetimes? Do we really feel no moral responsibility for future generations? Dr. Weaver, one of the world's leading experts in the field, contends that, just as humans have been responsible for creating the problem of global warming, we must also be the solution.
Keeping Our Cool
Monster wildfires in Australia, January golfers in PEI, ruined fruit crops in California, starving polar bears in the North. Climate change is no longer a vague threat. Over the next few centuries climate changes will be greater and occur faster than at any time in 10,000 years. Brilliantly researched, Keeping Our Cool is an engaging examination of global warming, with specific emphasis on Canada. Weaver explains the levels of greenhouse gas emissions needed to stabilize the climate and offers solutions and a path toward a sustainable future.
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