global warming

Q&A with Paul Gross, author of Extreme Michigan Weather

by University of Michigan Press June 2, 2010

Don’t like the weather in Michigan? Wait ten minutes. It’s an old joke, but one that shows how temperamental the weather in the Great Lakes State can be—and how much the residents enjoy talking about it. Paul Gross, a popular Detroit television meteorologist, shows readers exactly how extreme the weather in Michigan can be, from heat waves to bitter snows, ice storms to tornadoes, floods to high winds. He delves into the mysteries of extreme weather, explaining how the state’s harshest extremes and biggest storms come to be, helping readers to understand and truly appreciate what greets them when they […]

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The Detroit Auto Show Goes Green

by kris bishop January 20, 2010

The highlight of the North American International Auto Show 2010, going on now in Detroit, is the showcase of electric vehicles and “green” cars. Carmakers are promoting fuel efficiency and vehicles with advanced power trains to attract buyers after 2008’s record high retail gasoline prices and to meet stricter federal fuel-economy rules. Many automakers have already initiated green car developments to reduce the cost of oil consumption and carbon exhaust linked to climate change. When it comes to climate policy for business leaders in auto-industry, they have to implement sound, practical, climate-related corporate policies. Based on Andrew J. Hoffman’s widely praised […]

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Q&A with Herbert Gans, author of Imagining America in 2033

by University of Michigan Press September 17, 2008

Herbert Gans is one of the most influential and prolific sociologists and social commentators of our time. He is the author of Imagining America in 2033: How the Country Put Itself Together after Bush. Part utopia, part realism, Imagining America is set mostly in the second and third decades of the century. It offers a set of progressive yet practical guidelines for restoring sanity and intelligence to nearly every aspect of life post-Bush. In Gans’s imagined future, elected officials, policymakers, activists, and citizens have transformed America into a much more humane and effective democracy. The book features three Democratic presidents; […]

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