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I read the disclaimer: Please note that this recording may include references to supplemental texts or print references that are not essential to the program and not supplied with your purchase. This was incorrect. Unfortunately, Professor Wolfson felt differently. He constantly refers the listener to accompany graphs, charts and maps. Additional reference material via a link on Audible should have been provided. Many other books have given Audible customers proper materials to clarify the scientific matter and optimize the listener experience. . .
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
I finally have more knowledge to fight back with climate change deniers thanks to Prof. Richard Wolfson.
These 12 half hour courses are fairly easy to understand, (some of it I know I will forget) and show the various reasons scientists have concluded that man since the industrial revolution has been upsetting the balance of the ozone layer which helps maintain our climate.
The 12 Lectures are:
1 Is Earth Warming?
2Butterflies, Glaciers, and Hurricanes
3Ice Ages and Beyond
4In the Greenhouse
5A Tale of Three Planets
7The Human Factor
8Computing the Future
9Impacts of Climate Change
10Energy and Climate
11Energy—Resources and Alternatives
What I liked about the classes and this professor (from Middlebury College) is that he stayed away from the politics of the issues and relied on the facts. He also said he believed that mankind could survive climate change because it was happening slowly enough that we would adapt. However, if we stopped relying on fossil fuels for our main source of energy we could stabilize the climate around 2100. At this point, that is the best we can do. The earth will not be the same as now but we should be able to survive in this warmer world.
I recommend this course for anyone interested in the science of climate change and wanting to learn. The audible course does not have his charts or maps but with a little google searching you can find the majority at NASA or the EPA.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
This course is of high quality. I especially appreciated the scientific approach, the extent of the whole course, different graphics and mixing many points of view.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful