Understand global warming and what you can do to make a positive difference! Fiercely debated in the political arena and constantly splashed across the media, global warming is a hot topic. Global Warming For Dummies sorts out fact from fiction, explaining the science behind climate change and examining the possible long-term effects of a warmer planet. This friendly guide helps readers explore solutions to this challenging problem, from what governments and industry can do to what readers can do at home and how to get involved. Understanding the greenhouse effect - discover how greenhouse gases affect the planet's atmosphere Tracking down the causes - investigate how society has caused a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere Examining global warming's effects - see the changes already taking place around the world and look at what scientists project for the future Switching to renewable energy - find out about carbon-free alternative energy sources Going green in business - explore how companies in every sector can help stop global warming while helping their bottom line Taking action - check out dozens of ways you can be a part of the solution, from what you eat to what you wear to how you heat your home A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the Sierra Club of Canada Foundation. Open the book and find: How human activity is altering Earth's atmosphere What could happen when polar ice melts Which species could disappear if global warming continues Carbon-reduction success stories from around the world What the Kyoto Protocol is and what it means How the sun, wind, earth, and ocean can all provide clean sources of energy You can fight global warming by hopping on a bike or painting your roof whiteMay, Elizabeth is the author of 'Global Warming For Dummies', published 2008 under ISBN 9780470840986 and ISBN 0470840986.