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.
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.