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Climate Change

A Beginner's Guide

Published by Oneworld Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

The heat is on in the race to save the planet

Climate change is the greatest single problem we face as a planet. This important introduction skilfully guides us through the complex mix of scientific, political, social, and environmental issues to examine the manifold threats it poses and explore the possible futures for our world. Focusing on the fact that the point of no return, may in fact have already been passed, Boyd and Tompkins highlight the urgent need to start actively adapting to our changing climate if we want to avoid complete catastrophe.

About The Authors

Emily Boyd is Lecturer in Environment and Development at the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, UK. An associate of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford, she been a James Martin and Leverhulme Fellow at its Environmental Change Institute.

Emma Tompkins is Senior Lecturer in Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability at the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, UK. She sits on the Editorial Board of Ecology, and Society and was an expert reviewer for the IPCC's fourth Assessment Report.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (December 1, 2012)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780741420

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"A valuable guide to the underlying science, the possible impacts of change, and the political hazards now surrounding the debate."

– Sir Crispin Tickell - Former Chairman of both the Board of the Climate Institute of Washington DC an

"Tells it like it is. Highly recommended to concerned and as yet unconcerned citizens."

– Neil Adger - Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

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