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  • Title: Generation Us: Challenge of Global Warning
  • Author: Andrew Weaver
  • ISBN: 9781554698042
  • Publisher: Ocra
  • Category: Non-Fiction
  • Series: Rapid Reads
  • Type: Paperback
  • Page Count: 123


The reality of global warming has long been accepted within the scientific community, yet it remains a hotly debated topic at the political and social level. Why is this?  Is it the fact that the ultimate effects of global warming will not be felt in our lifetimes? Do we really feel no moral responsibility for future generations? Dr Weaver, one of the world's leading experts in the field, contends that, just as humans have been responsible for creating the problem of global warming, we must also be the solution. 

In clear and accessible language, Generation Us explains the phenomenon of global warming, outlines the threat it presents to future generations and offers a path toward solutions to the problem. 


  • "Andrew Weaver is one of the few scientists of his generation with the courage and conviction to put his career on the line and speak out about an issue (climate change) that he understands perhaps better than any other Canadian.  For his remarkable work in the field - and for this clear and easily understandable book - we owe him a debt of gratitude." - David Suzuki, Environmentalist
  • "An easily understandable account of the science of human-caused climate change... Weaver's writing is restrained.  There is not a trace of overstatement.  His book is an appeal to the intelligence, and the ethical imperative which underlies it is offered, not demanded." -
  • "A simply-worded, accessible explanation of climate change science, of the potential impacts of climate change, what we can we do about it, and the reasons why we should care... Never until reading this book and talking with Weaver have I thought of global warming as an empowering issue, but that's one of Weaver's talents: communicating the subject of climate change afresh." - Focus Magazine
  • "Weaver, one of Canada's top climate change scientists, offers a discussion of the complexities of global warming, a discussion which is both concise and comprehensive... Teachers and students in senior high (grades 10 through 12) science, geography, and environmental science courses will find this a useful resource, and senior high school libraries will probably want to acquire more than one copy for their collections. Highly recommended." - CM Magazine

About the Author

Dr Andrew J Weaver is professor and Canada Research Chair in climate modeling and analysis in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria.  He was a lead author in the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.  He is also the author of Keeping Our Cool: Canada in a Warming World (2008).