"A Valuable guide to the underlying science, the possible impacts of change, and the political hazards now surrounding the debate", Sir Crispin Tickell - Director of the Policy Foresight Programme at the James Martin 21st Century School, University of Oxford, and Chairman Emeritus of the Climate Institute, Washington, D.C.
"Tells it like it is. Highly recommended to concerned, and as yet unconcerned, citizens". Neil Adger - Professor in Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia.
Are humans really to blame for climate change? Do we still have time to take action to limit its impact? Who will be the `winners' and `losers' in a warmer world? Climate Change: A Beginner's Guide draws on the latest research to deftly outline the complex and controversial mix of scientific, environmental, and political issues surrounding the greatest single problem we face as a planet.
Addressing the possibility that the `point of no return' may have already been passed, Boyd and Tompkins provide a shocking glimpse of what tomorrow's climate may look like, as well as the frightening consequences that face us in the future. Exploring the fallout from the Copenhagen Summit, the `Climategate' scandal, and the rise of climate-change skepticism, this eye-opening introduction underlines the urgent need to start adapting to our changing climate if we are to avoid catastrophe.
Series: Beginner's Guides (Oneworld)
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st August 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1