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Nature Environmental Conservation & Protection

Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming

everything you need to know to converse intelligently about global warming

by (author) Annette Saliken

with Martin G. Clarke

Heritage House Publishing
Initial publish date
Oct 2009
Environmental Conservation & Protection, Environmental Science, Energy
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2009
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Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming explains the basics of global warming in clear, objective language. Whether you need help sorting facts from sensationalism or want to have an informed opinion about the most important conversation going on today, Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming delivers the goods. Drawing on scientific data from leading authorities on the topic, Saliken clarifies common misconceptions and answers such frequently asked questions as:

  • What is the difference between climate change and global warming?
  • What natural sources can cause global warming?
  • What is the difference between greenhouse gases and pollution?
  • What are carbon credits?
  • What is peak oil?
  • Are fuel cells a type of alternative energy?


Informative without over-complicating, dumbing down or preaching, this concise guide cuts a refreshing path through the dense fog surrounding global warming. And it includes 11 ways you can make a difference.

About the authors

Annette Saliken is director of marketing communications for a high-tech firm in Vancouver, BC. As a seasoned technology professional specializing in communications, Annette excels at translating complex technical information into everyday language. Annette holds a Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, where she researched and delivered a report related to global warming and alternative energy for her final thesis. Previously, she completed a Bachelor of Science in mathematics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, and a Diploma of Business Management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She lives in Vancouver, BC, with her husband.

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Martin G. Clarke is a senior professional engineer specializing in alternative energy. In his current role as energy manager at Metro Vancouver, Martin identifies, evaluates and recommends renewable-energy projects to reduce energy consumption and overall carbon emissions from the operations of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Examples of his initiatives include biomass, micro-hydro and geoexchange energy projects. Previously, Martin was a project manager at a fuel-cell technology company, and a project manager on biomass and waste energy projects at an engineering consulting firm. Martin is a certified energy manager (CEM) and holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

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Editorial Reviews

“The classic martini of climate change books—a short, crisp, clear guide to the problem and its renewable-energy solutions.” —David Suzuki

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