Understanding Global WarmingBook - 2008 | 1st American ed.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been issuing the essential facts and figures on climate change for nearly two decades. But the hundreds of pages of scientific evidence quoted for accuracy by the media and scientists alike, remain inscrutable to the general public, some of whom still question the validity of climate change.
Esteemed climate scientists Michael E. Mann and Lee R. Kump have partnered with DK Publishing to present Dire Predictions -- an important book in this time of global need. Dire Predictions presents the information documented by the IPCC in an illustrated, visually-stunning, and undeniably powerful way to the lay reader. The scientific findings that explain the implications of climate change are presented in striking images, clear-cut graphs, and understandable analogies.
Readers will be able to understand the IPCC reports' key concepts such as scientific uncertainty. They will also learn how to build a climate model and use it to predict future climates. Geoforensics is presented as a way to learn from the past by piecing together clues from prior climates.
Dire Predictions is a must read for anyone who wants the straight facts on global warming. It is written by two of the scientific community's most thoughtful researchers, and cuts to the heart of the massive 2007 IPCC report, presenting major scientific findings in easy to understand language and graphics.