Roger A. Sedjo’s book Surviving Global Warming will be exhibited at the LA Times Festival of Books
If there’s one book you should read about climate change and how to adapt to the changes it brings, it’s this one: “Surviving global warming: why eliminating greenhouse gases is not enough” (Prometheus Books; 2019) by Roger A. Sedjo.
“Surviving Global Warming” discusses global change and in particular global warming. It examines the different areas where environmental damage could be severe. He discusses different approaches to reducing warming. Sedjo argues that simply reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) may not be enough and is considering geoengineering strategies that could lessen the impact of the warming effects of the gases.
The author said: “After years of studying the evidence, I am convinced that the nations of this planet are taking the wrong approach by focusing almost exclusively on GHG prevention to combat climate change, it is now recognized that some warnings have become unavoidable, and despite the huge expenditure of resources devoted to controlling fossil fuels and GHG emissions, any plausible preventative measure will always be insufficient to reduce greenhouse gases enough to stabilize temperatures in the range desired.
“In this book, I propose that we include adaptation (as a safeguard with mitigation) as a practical addition to the current approach to mitigation. I will talk about major areas like the coastal zone, the agricultural sector and ecological resources that are susceptible to extreme damage. I will explore some of the approaches that can be used for adaptation and damage control management in each area. »
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“Surviving global warming: why eliminating greenhouse gases is not enough”
Author | Roger A. Sedjo
Publication date | March 2019
Editor | Books of Prometheus
Book retail price | $24.00
“Surviving Global Warming” will be featured by self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet during their exhibition for the 2022 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 23-24, 2022, on the campus of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
Roger Sedjo is a retired Senior Fellow of Resources for the Future, an independent Washington-based think tank focusing on resources and the environment. He was heavily involved in the United Nations global climate assessments and contributed to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He has written or edited 16 books related to forestry, natural resources and climate, as well as hundreds of articles peer-reviewed.
Sedjo has served on a panel for the National Science Foundation and the EPA’s Science Advisory Board on carbon and climate issues. He served as president of the Environmental Literacy Council, a non-profit educational organization. He has received numerous awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship, Sloan and PERC Fellowships, and an Honorary Doctorate from SUNY. In addition, he has consulted for the World Bank, UNDP, Asian Development Bank, USAID, FAO, OECD and other international organizations.
He has just finished his first children’s book, “The Adventures of Itty Bitty Bunny and the Coyotes.” He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington.