It s hard not to love a book written by Bill Nye he s so passionate and fun According to Goodreads this is the second book in the Un series but you don t need to read the first book to enjoy th
It's hard not to love a book written by Bill Nye, he's so passionate and fun. According to Goodreads this is the second book in the "Un..." series but you don't need to read the first book to enjoy this one. Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation talks about the theory of evolution and its deniers, Unstoppable talk about global warming and how we can use current and future technology to *try* and buy Earth some more time. Really insightful, it explains in great detail how all current methods of generating electricity work as well as trying to predict what the next big thing will be.A viral Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World Creat BillNye are Kindle Just as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today s rising youth to action to create a better future.In Unstoppable, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and beloved That message is that with a combination of optimism and scientific curiosity, all obstacles become opportunities, andJust as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today s rising youth to action to create a better future.In Unstoppable, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and beloved That message is that with a combination of optimism and scientific curiosity, all obstacles become opportunities, and the possibilities of our world become limitless With a scientist s thirst for knowledge and an engineer s vision of what can be, Bill Nye sees today s environmental issues not as insurmountable, depressing problems but as chances for our society to rise to the challenge and create a cleaner, healthier, smarter world We need not accept that transportation consumes half our energy, and that two thirds of the energy you put into your car is immediately thrown away out the tailpipe We need not accept that dangerous emissions are the price we must pay for a vibrant economy and a comfortable life Above all, we need not accept that we will leave our children a planet that is dirty, overheated, and depleted of resources As Bill shares his vision, he debunks some of the most persistent myths and misunderstandings about global warming When you are done reading, you ll be enlightened and empowered Chances are, you ll be smiling, too, ready to join Bill and change the world.. William Sanford Bill Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television presenter, actor, writer, scientist, and former mechanical engineer, best known in popular media as a science educator.. A viral Book Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World Well. I didn't know that this was a "series". Apparently Goodreads thinks so. I happened to just stumble on the fact that Bill Nye had another book with a similar catchy Un-based title when browsing at a bookstore, and then proceeded to not buy it in favor of using an Audible credit for it. Which is fine, but eventually I'll probably buy it (them) anyway, because they are both great books. Undeniable goes into evolution, and was, to me at least, a little surprising in how disparaging and critical he was about creationism. I wasn't surprised that that was his viewpoint, but the delivery surprised me, because I am used to Bill Nye the Friendly Science Guy... not Bill Nye, the Withering Creationism Critic. I mention that because in this book, we're mostly back to Bill Nye the Friendly Science Guy, and it's much more familiar ground. He goes into some details about how ridiculous and selfish and short-sighted it is to ignore climate science, or worse, pretend like it's not really real, but for the most part, he is his normal "Be part of the solution" self. This book runs the gamut from talking about how he lives in his own home (with solar panels, solar water heater, smart venting to circulate air for temperature control, water reclamation methods, etc - along with a little friendly Green-rivalry with his neighbor Ed Begley Jr.) to ideas for society to move forward into a greener era. And not just greener, but whiter. He's not just talking about reducing carbon emissions, he's talking about ways to reduce the heating of the planet as well. Instead of using blacktop on roads, use a lighter color surface to reflect the heat instead of trap it. Float light colored balls or even biodegradable bubbles on the surfaces of aquifers to slow evaporation, etc. These are things I never thought about before. Quite interesting. He talks about electric cars, improving mass transit systems, improving infrastructure for bicyclists to commute, telecommuting. He talks about nuclear options, and how it might be possible to safely design nuclear plants so that they are failsafe, even in the event of a catastrophic event like what happened in Fukushima. He talks about economic changes that would structure fees and rebates for carbon usage. He talks about how we need to change our outlook and pessimism (which really kind of translates to fatalism, if I'm honest) and actually get off our asses and try to be better stewards of the Earth. He speaks about it as an investment in humanity, and it is. We aren't going to kill the planet. We can do a lot of damage to it... but Earth will still be here. It's just us that won't be. Anyway... I thought that this was an interesting book even if you aren't on the Climate Change bandwagon. It's chock full of excitement for the future, and inspiring thoughts about the direction that technology and human advancement can go, while making the world a better and more sustainable habitat for the species who live here.