Does the Weather Really Matter?: The Social Implications of Climate Change

William James Burroughs

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Synopsis: We talk about it endlessly, write about it copiously, and predict it badly. It influences what we do, what we wear, and how we live. Weather--how does it really impact our lives? In this compelling look at weather, author Burroughs combines historical perspective and economic and political analysis to give the impact of weather and climate change relevance and weight. He examines whether the frequency of extreme events is changing and the consequences of these changes. He looks at the chaotic nature of the climate and how this unpredictability can impose serious limits on how we plan for the future. Finally, he poses the important question: what types of serious, even less predictable changes are around the corner? In balanced and accessible prose, Burroughs works these issues into lucid analysis. This refreshing and insightful look at the impact of weather will appeal to anyone who has ever worried about forgetting an umbrella. William James Burroughs is the author of Watching the World's Weather (CUP, 1991) and Weather Cycles: Real or Imaginary? (CUP, 1994).

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  • What has been the real impact of past weather extremes on historic events?
  • Is the frequency and impact of weather extremes changing?
  • Can we predict how the climate will behave in the future; what will be the consequences of these changes?
  • Are greater, less predictable changes just around the corner?This book, written for a broad audience, seeks to answer these questions by providing a balanced and accessible analysis of the current debate on climatic change, and its possible impacts on all aspects of society.50 word blurb for advertisement:This book, written for a broad audience, provides a balanced and accessible analysis of the current debate on climatic change, and its possible past and future impacts on all aspects of human society.15 word blurb for advertisement:This book, written for a broad audience, provides a balanced and accessible analysis of climatic change on human society.
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