This highly acclaimed atlas distils the vast science of climate change, providing a reliable and insightful guide to this rapidly growing field. Rigorous in its science and insightful in its message, it examines the latest developments in research and in the impacts climate change is having around the globe. It focuses on the growing efforts to adapt to changes in the world’s weather, and stresses the advantages to be gained by individuals, communities, and business from reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.
With Forewords by the late Wangari Maathai and Philippe Cousteau
The atlas covers a wide range of climatechange topics, including: warning signs • causes of change • ocean acidification • food, water, and health impacts • economic and social impacts • low carbon development • monitoring carbon emissions • renewable energy • agreements reached in Copenhagen and Cancún.
With more than 200 full-colour maps, graphics and illustrations, The Atlas of Climate Change is an essential resource for policy makers, environmentalists, students, and everyone concerned about this pressing subject. Look inside the book here.
Co-authored with Thomas E Downing
Electronic Green Journal
An amazing effort...A great resource for climatologists, researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students and also the general public to easily understand the basic issues related to the complicated and technical knowledge of climate change.View source
All schools should complement their environment studies with this atlas; crammed with colourful photographs, maps, graphics and useful statistics, it covers the multitude of warning signs that we are seeing just about every day.
An excellent book and wonderful tool to help clarify the mountains of data into something comprehensible. For the longterm climate change reader, it synthesises things you already knew in a very clear and stylish way. For the novice, it takes what would otherwise be hard to digest statistics and information, and makes it clear and understandable. If you want to get up to speed on the subject, this is probably the best place to start. Highly recommended.
The Forestry Chronicle, Canada
An excellent vehicle for beginning to understand the climate change issue.
Ecological and Environmental Education
Packs a lot of very high quality information into a small space with an excellent layout drawing in the reader. This should be a hit with students and should be seen on every library shelf - one of the best buys of the year.
Oxford University Centre for the Environment
A succinct, yet exacting new resource that can and should be recommended as a vital resource for many years to come.
This vast mine of information takes a wider than usual view of the implications of climate change - economic growth, human security, a wide range of species facing extinction as well as rising sea-levels, floods and droughts. [It] is a valuable resource to help understand the core issues and puts into perspective the desperate unfairness of the global picture.
Natural Resources Forum
Timely and useful [it] complements popularization works such as the book and the film by Al Gore...and provides a wealth of information that makes it a useful reference for practitioners, as well as classroom material.
The Social Science Journal
Simply fascinating...the atlas rings with intuitive clarity. The maps and graphics are compelling and salient, answering through demonstration many of the most important geographic questions that come with climate change politics...Finally, the book is portable and readily accessible in price and girth. Of course, these attributes make it a natural for course adoption.
The Bookseller (Top Title)
First-rate - the atlas format is a great way to present complex information. The book is a unique approach to the subject.