This work provides an examination of the scientific evidence of rapid climate change, offering suggestions on combating the crisis to policy makers. The authors show how our thinking must be transformed in order to avert catastrophe. It is argued that recent scientific evidence indicates that global climate change is occurring faster than predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2007 Assessment. Further, it is shown that these dramatic aspects of climate change are but part if a larger environmental crisis which sees twenty-first century humanity facing energy, food and water shortages and an alarming rate of biodiversity destruction, raising the probability of civil strife and resource wars. In the context of these converging and interacting threats to the sustainability of human civilization, this book throws down a challenge to scientists, philosophers, and academics to save life.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd