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The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change, Second Edition

Robert Henson

Combining years of data with recent research, this comprehensive and accessible guide breaks down climate change into straightforward categories: the basics, the symptoms, the science, and solutions and actions. With a scientist’s understanding and a journalist’s voice, author Bob Henson has expanded this well-known primer to include global record highs, the Paris Agreement, and more.

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What’s New

  • Now available! The second edition of The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change arrived hot off the press amidst the Annual Meeting in Phoenix, and 20 lucky people got their copies. Now you too can get AMS's bestselling climate change primer, written by Robert Henson, writer and meteorologist for The Weather Company as well as the author of 50 articles for Nature, Scientific American, Discover, Sierra, and The Guardian.
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Meet Sundar A. Christopher

Sundar A. Christopher put in writing the advice he wishes he had received in his early career as an academic.