For impacts are going to be very significant.

For this book review, I
choose to read the book titled “Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to
Know”, which is written by Joseph Romm. This book is published in the
United States of America by Oxford University on November 5, 2015, and 302 pages
long. Throughout this book, the author is trying to analyze the issues
associated with some climate-change science, climate change on humans,
policy-related topics, and energy-related solutions that have been happening
over the last decade’s years. He also tries to inform about the problems to the
audiences, average citizens in the world. In my opinion, his arguments
represented in this book are well-concerned and well-organized and I felt that
this book tells us meaningful problems that we are supposed to know to prevent
more issues related to climate change to happen.


As Romm mentions in this
book, “Climate Change will have a bigger impact on your family, friends
and all humanity than the Internet”, humans would definitely be affected
by climate change. The great impacts come with climate change is bigger than
the impacts that Internet brings to our society. According to Romm’s argument,
although some of the impacts from climate changes are already happening over
the past 10 years, future impacts are going to be very significant. Some events
such as significant drought, wildfires, and heat waves have made people to be
aware of the problems of climate change and to take a step to stop the climate
change. The author notes that because people are becoming aware of this
problem, many people want to know more about the details of climate change.

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“Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know” has seven major
sections: Climate Science Basics, Extreme Weather, and Climate Change Projected
Climate Impacts Avoiding the Worse Impacts, Climate Politics and Policies, The
Role of Clean Energy, and Climate Change and You. His main ideas in each
chapter are significantly important as for us to realize how serious the
problems are. Each of these chapters is divided into a number of bite-sized
mini-chapters covering the larger topic in a logical sequence, with helpful
illustrations. Throughout the chapters, the writer answers following questions:
“How will climate change impact you and your family in the coming decades”,
“What are the future implications for owners of coastal property”,
“Should you plan on retiring in South Florida or the U.S. Southwest or
Southern Europe”, “What occupations and fields of study will be most
in demand in a globally warmed world”, and “What impact will climate
change have on investments and the global economy”.



As for myself, what
impressed me the most in his discussions was about serve weather and climate
change. In my opinion, the impacts of climate change that are related to
weather appear often from the last few decades and are increasing more
recently. There is a fact that learning about these changes is very difficult
since severe weather events seldom happen if we divide them by areas, season,
kind of impact and kind of climate-related cause. Moreover, meteorologists, in
another word an expert of meteorology, do not want to acknowledge climate
change. The reason is that they are one of the members of the press and cannot
make their corporate sponsors mad. The author’s sections about the extreme
weather are well thought out, well organized, and well presented.


Another impressed
discussion the author notes in this book was about the climate change’s effect
on sea level rise. According to author’s discussion, many people in America
tend to move to a place where it is near a coastline, or comparatively warm, or
both after their retires; and Romm thinks it is a bad idea, which I agreed with
after reading this book. In this book, he points out that each of us as
citizens of Earth should re-think that strategy as sea level rises and heat
increases. In addition, he argues about the coastal property values as well as
what students should study, investment strategies, necessary changes in diet,
and how one can decrease one’s own emission of carbon dioxide. I strongly
believe that we need to reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and greenhouse
gas. According to the research by GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, the number of
total anthropogenic CO2 emission in 2000 is 10 times bigger than the one in
1850. This can be said that because humans produce carbon dioxides and
greenhouse gas a lot as technology and industries develop. Even though we are
getting aware of this problem little by little in recent years, we are not taking
step towards the end of problems.




As I read this book, I
personally impressed how organized his ideas on climate changes are presented.

In my opinion, this book can be used as a guide of the environmental classes at
school. Having opportunities for reading this book for students is very
efficiently and effectively to comprehend the problems of climate change.

Moreover, the targeted audience should be not only for students but also for
everyone on this planet since part of the causes of the world climate change
and its effects are from humans. Lastly, I personally think that we all need to
get involved to stop the climate change as the other related problems are
happening every single moment. This may take a long time to find solutions to
prevent climate change however we definitely have to stand up and work on this