Summertime and the livin' is... hot and bothered! Global warming over
cool cocktails anyone?
New book allows readers to confidently engage in the heated summer debate
on global warming
VANCOUVER, July 14 /CNW/ - The summertime air is hot, and not just from
the rising temperatures. It's hot with the buzz of global warming. Whether
it's around the water cooler, at a family barbeque or at a cocktail party - we
can't escape this heat. With mounting mixed messages and confusing sound bites
flooding the airwaves, global warming has summer society all hot and bothered.
Bothered because we all know we have a problem, yet we haven't a clue what to
do or whom to believe.
Well, relief is in the air courtesy of Canadian author Annette Saliken.
Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming is an environmental primer that should
reside next to the grilling tongs, in the beach tote and even in the briefcase
Saliken, a first-time author, is officially launching the book in
Vancouver, Canada July 17. But her going green manual is already generating
buzz, having scooped the highly regarded Editor's Choice and Publisher's
Choice Awards. It's quickly become the No. 1 bestselling global warming book
on Amazon.ca, shooting from No. 796 to No. 1 in just three weeks.
Saliken says she was inspired to write the book while completing her
master's thesis (related to the topic) at Royal Roads University in 2006. Her
words have cut a refreshing path through the dense fog surrounding global
warming. With contribution from Martin G. Clarke, the easy-to-read "layman's
handbook" aims at helping the great "unwashed" Canadian public better
understand global warming and alternative energy. She says it's all you need
to be able to converse confidently and intelligently in social settings on
these complex issues.
Priced at $18.95, the 178 page guide packs a wallop. The concise content:
- translates thousands of pages of scientific data (from sources such
as the Nobel Prize winning IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change) into everyday language for non-technical readers.
- "connects the dots" between climate change, global warming, natural
processes, greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide, and fossil fuels.
- clarifies common misconceptions and answers frequently asked
- explores breakthroughs in alternative energy technologies including
solar, geothermal, wind, ocean, hydro and bio.
For further information:
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