The Resource Our Biggest Experiment : An Epic History of the Climate Crisis, Alice Bell, (electronic resource)

Our Biggest Experiment : An Epic History of the Climate Crisis, Alice Bell, (electronic resource)

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Our Biggest Experiment : An Epic History of the Climate Crisis
Title
Our Biggest Experiment
Title remainder
An Epic History of the Climate Crisis
Statement of responsibility
Alice Bell
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Language
eng
Summary
Traversing science, politics, and technology, Our Biggest Experiment shines a spotlight on the little-known scientists who sounded the alarm to reveal the history behind the defining story of our age: the climate crisis.Our understanding of the Earth's fluctuating environment is an extraordinary story of human perception and scientific endeavor. It also began much earlier than we might think. In Our Biggest Experiment, Alice Bell takes us back to climate change science's earliest steps in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, through the point when concern started to rise in the 1950s and right up to today, where the "debate" is over and the world is finally starting to face up to the reality that things are going to get a lot hotter, a lot drier (in some places), and a lot wetter (in others), with catastrophic consequences for most of Earth's biomes.Our Biggest Experiment recounts how the world became addicted to fossil fuels, how we discovered that electricity could be a savior, and how renewable energy is far from a twentieth-century discovery. Bell cuts through complicated jargon and jumbles of numbers to show how we're getting to grips with what is now the defining issue of our time. The message she relays is ultimately hopeful; harnessing the ingenuity and intelligence that has driven the history of climate change research can result in a more sustainable and bearable future for humanity
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TEFOD
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Bell, Alice
Dewey number
363.738/7409
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Global warming
  • Climatic changes
  • Research
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Our Biggest Experiment : An Epic History of the Climate Crisis, Alice Bell, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource.
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online
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9781640094345
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(OCoLC)1268950740
Label
Our Biggest Experiment : An Epic History of the Climate Crisis, Alice Bell, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781640094345
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
394c62e1-7007-418b-b4bc-b4a90102e53c
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remote
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(OCoLC)1268950740

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