The Alarmist; Fifty Years Measuring Climate Change
Personally, I cannot wait to read this book - In the early 1970s, budding Kiwi scientist Dave Lowe was posted at an atmospheric monitoring station on the southern coast of New Zealand’s North Island. In equal parts adventure and a warning, and with the wisdom and frustration of half a century behind him, The Alarmist is as exhilarating autobiography of a pioneering Kiwi scientist who has dedicated his life to sounding the alarm on climate change. A sustainablity lovers dream read this season.
On a shoestring salary he measured carbon in the atmosphere, collecting vital data towards what became one of the most important discoveries in modern science. Dave travelled the world to understand more about atmospheric gases, along the way programming some of the earliest computers, designing cutting-edge equipment and conducting experiments both dangerous and mind-numbingly dull. Dave has faced down climate deniers, foot-dragging bureaucracy and widespread complacency to open people’s eyes to the effects of increasing fossil fuel emissions on our atmosphere.
- 272 pages