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Storms of my Grandchildren is a interesting tale of experiences encountered by a climate change scientist, James Hansen. Hansen is a decelerated climate scientist who is a retired researcher of NASA. In his book, he journeys through his life as a climate scientist and tells his experiences and frustrations with the global warming trend that society is creating. It has a good mix of hard science, and political issues. The purpose for this book becomes clear early in the story, what is happening to our climate, and how do we fix it. One of Hansen’s main points in this book is that sea levels are becoming dangerously high from ice sheet melting, and once they pass a certain melting point it will become impossible to stop sea level rise. One of the great strengths of this book is that Hansen is an expert in the climate change field and provides facts to back up his predictions. However, at times the story got a bit lost in his political experiences. It was great to see the story told in the eyes of a scientist, instead of the eyes of a politician. When politicians talk climate change they tend to make it very optimistic in order to show the citizens that they are making change, however in the eyes of a scientist the facts are able to shine.
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There were a few key focus areas in this book. From the scientific portion of this story,
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It provided a great summary of some of Hansen’s most critical scientific findings, as well as his experience with policy makers. A story like his helps people understand the severity of climate change without getting too lost in scientific language. The most publicised information about climate change normally comes from media, which has a focus on the political side of things. Its important for people to understand the research behind climate change facts, and what some of the issues are with policy

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