256 pages, illustrations, b/w maps
Sir John Houghton's life chronicles the history of climate science. As progress has been made in the scientific measuring of climate, a worrying picture has emerged. And as Houghton and others have sought to make those worries clear, they have discovered that, for some, this is an inconvenient truth. He says 'The warning is now urgent. The science is now robust, time is moving on, and humankind is responding far too slowly. God has granted us stewardship of this planet . It is a creation full of wonder and we must do everything in our power to keep it so.' 'The warning has always been there, but opposing forces have prevented us from hearing it.' Sir John Houghton is still battling. In the Eye of the Storm is part of that battle.
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Sir John Houghton CBE, FRS is co-chairman of the Science Assessment Working Group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Chairman of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution; and a member of the British Government's Panel on Sustainable Development. He was Chief Executive of the Meteorological Office from 1983 until his retirement in 1991. He is the author of The Physics of Atmospheres and Does God Play Dice?.