I took real note of this mention at Amazon of Kevin Lister’s book, Vortex of Violence which I have not only read, but read several times with great profit and education. Kevin is not only a great voice, with great powers of reason, and a deep and irrevocable commitment to the most pressing needs of our time, but is my friend. He by the way does not drive a car. I respect him so much and those of you who know him, know how solid he is. Without further ado, the review. Worth a look:
Lister, Kevin, MSC: Gloucester, UK: Independent Researcher on leading activist on climate change and:
Maths Lecturer at Cirencester College. Credentials: BSc(eng), MBA, MSC (maths).
Author of “The Vortex of Violence and why we are losing the war on climate change,” which explores the linkage between international failures on climate change and nuclear weapons agreements.
His excellent webpage, blog, Kev’s Climate Column is here. He is also well known at Facebook (his profile), and I know to pay attention to what he shares. He never misses the mark. Axlesoft’s great review here:
‘Not To Be Missed By Anyone Who Cares About Climate Change and the Planet
By Axlesoft on November 12, 2015, Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
‘I have been studying climate change since 2005, when I first became aware of feedback loops and tipping points that make the relentlessly ongoing increase of CO2 in the atmosphere especially dangerous – and not just in some distant future but within the lifespan of people living now.
‘I stumbled across a recommendation for this book in Jennifer Hynes’s excellent videos showing how abrupt climate change could result from large methane releases in the Arctic. I immediately found Mr. Lister’s book here and purchased it in e-book format for under four dollars, which was great.
‘This book, in my opinion, contains one of the clearest, most cogent explanation of climate change and the danger of abrupt change that has emerged since 2009, when the Keeling curve showed that the increase in CO2 reached a kind of inflection point. It answers numerous questions that are only roughly hinted at in most other climate change literature.
‘Chapter 2 by itself is a tour de force, very lucidly presenting a comprehensive big picture of the climate change predicament along with a riveting analysis and interpretation of the Keeling data. The author is a math instructor in the UK who also happens to be a fine writer. He is also a thinker and a passionate advocate for clear thinking and sensible action, not just concerning climate change but also many other risks in our rapidly destabilizing world — and how these risks interact to compound the danger to the global environment.’