17 August 2010

Free Preview of The Climate Fix

Amazon.com via its "Click to LOOK INSIDE" has the first two chapters of The Climate Fix (50 pages plus!) available for a free preview here.  Have a look and let me know what you think!

6 comments:

  1. The graphs use solid colours that do not always render unambiguously in electronic monochrome. The graph at the top of page 50 is a representative example.

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  2. Another comment on graphs - have you ever read The Visual Display of Quantitative Information? Some of the graphs are displaying very little information - page 12 (Mauna Loa CO2 concentration) has very little visible change over the scale of the Y axis. I would suggest that you either use an intersect other than zero or to use a percentage or something.

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  3. -2-Ignignot

    Thanks ... That graph is zero-based by design! ;-)

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  4. Read through most of what's available at Amazon. Looks pretty good so far.
    Praj

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  5. It looks great, I will buy a copy and will recommend to friends on the strength of the first 50 pages

    A few of the first 50 pages are not there, for instance page 34 is missing - it would be useful to have it since it is part of the summary of chapter one, to promote your book to others

    I wonder if you could give me an existing reference (so I don't have to read all your papers - due to lack of time) to your argument that revenue for increased R&D into energy alternatives (and whatever else you are advocating) should come from a not very high carbon tax rather than out of general taxation.

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  6. -5-Bill Kerr

    Thanks much!

    On a low carbon tax to finance innovation, see Green and Galiana:

    http://fixtheclimate.com/fileadmin/templates/page/scripts/downloadpdf.php?file=/uploads/tx_templavoila/AP_Technology_Galiana_Green_v.6.0.pdf

    and in capsule form here:

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v462/n7273/full/462570a.html

    You could also read our Hartwell Paper:

    http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/mackinderProgramme/theHartwellPaper/

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