A concise and authoritative explanation of climate change
This is a short book that does one thing: it is a clear and concise explanation of climate change - how it's happened, our part in it, what we are currently doing about it and what we need to do about it.
Why, you might ask, do we need another book on climate change?
The answer is that in December this year, in Paris, is the most important climate change conference there has ever been. It is make-or-break time, and we need to be in full possession of the facts.
We need to decide what kind of world we want to leave our grandchildren.
2071 is better than good: it is necessary - Guardian
An engrossing overview of the most urgent issue of the century - The Times
Pretty essential if you want a sensible overview on what is happening to our planet - Time Out
Chris Rapley is Professor of Climate Science at University College London. He is a Fellow of St Edmund's College Cambridge, a visiting Professor at Imperial College London, a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, a member of the Academia Europaea, a Board member of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Chairman of the European Space Agency Director General's High Level Science Policy Advisory Committee, and Chairman of the London Climate Change Partnership, committed to ensuring London's resilience to climate change.
His previous posts include Director of the Science Museum London, Director of the British Antarctic Survey, and Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. Before that Prof Rapley established and built up the Earth Observation satellite group at UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory.
Prof Rapley was awarded the 2008 Edinburgh Science Medal for having made 'a significant contribution to the understanding and wellbeing of humanity'. He was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2003.