A concise, elegant and lucid explanation of the scientific evidence for climate change, free of rhetoric or political agenda.
Lawrence M. Krauss is Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy and Chairman of the Department of Physics at Case Western Reserve University. He is also the author of two acclaimed books, Fear of Physics: A Guide for the Perplexed and The Fifth Essence: The Search far Dark Matter in the Universe, and over 120 scientific articles. He is the recipient of several international awards for his work, including the Presidential Investigator Award, given by President Reagan in 1986. He lectures extensively to both lay and professional audiences and frequently appears on radio and television.
'Brilliant and fundamental, this is the necessary book about our
prime global emergency. Here you'll find the facts, the processes,
the physics of our complex and changing climate, but delivered with
eloquence and urgency. Lawrence Krauss writes with a clarity that
transcends mere politics. Prose and poetry were never better
bedfellows' -- Ian McEwan
'It is brimming with information lucidly analysed. Such hope as there is lies in science, and a physicist of Dr. Krauss's imaginative versatility is unusually qualified to offer it' -- Richard Dawkins
'Lucid and gripping, this study of the most severe challenge humans have ever faced leads the reader from the basic physics of climate change to recognition of the damage that humans have already caused and on to the prospects that lie ahead if we do not change course soon' -- Noam Chomsky