COP18 Coverage Book (for QScience)

 Author wrote all content, captured all multi-media, and produced all of the content alone with minimal resources. It is available as an iBook only at this point, and there are plans to publish a second edition as an eBook soon.

Author wrote all content, captured all multi-media, and produced all of the content alone with minimal resources. It is available as an iBook only at this point, and there are plans to publish a second edition as an eBook soon.

This book contains video, audio and rich coverage of the event and is downloadable for free, here.

Description:

In addition to providing highly-accessible background about COP 18, this book offers in-depth coverage and analysis from high-level meetings, social gatherings and side events at the conference.

Content is brought to life through video, audio and imagery that allows the reader to experience and understand further the importance of this annual meeting on climate change.

 

 

BOOK: QScience.com's Coverage of COP18

QScience.com, September 1st, 2013

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The situation we face as a human race is at once dire and perplexing. Climate change's sheer complexity - socially, technically, developmentally, environmentally, politically - certainly invites malaise, and yet more and more people are unwilling and unable to turn their face from impending circumstances. Still, their numbers are not climbing fast enough.

One of the major blockades to collective action related to climate change is the lack of accessible media that delves into the issues. Acronyms, political jargon and dry, lifeless coverage so far dissuades even the most open of individuals. People simply don't have the time to decode what is happening. And few have traveled to the extent that they relate to what is happening.

This book is a recap of attendance of high-level meetings and side events at COP18. It is an effort to present the meeting and its basis in a way that is at once accessible and engaging. While it barely scratches the surface, it promises to give the reader a sense of where we are now, in terms of action plans; where we need to be, in terms of natural time lines; the challenges and potential consequences we face.

At the end of each section is a list of scientific publications related directly to the issues at hand at COP18.