128 pages, no illustrations
The physical evidence of climate change becomes more dramatic every year: forests retreating, animals moving north and south, glaciers melting, bushfire seasons getting longer, and higher rates of droughts, floods, and storms – with a new type of severe storm, the rain bomb, causing 10 to 20 centimetres of precipitation in a mere hour.
In Too Late, Geoff Maslen discusses the dramatic changes that are occurring to our planet and explains some of their consequenes in simple terms: how are land and ocean affected by global warming, what is a methane time bomb, and what happens once the global temperature rise reaches a critical treshold?
Maslen collects and summarises the science of leading world climate scientists, presents a clear and concise picture of where we are heading and ponders how close to disaster we are. Too Late is a poignant reminder that we must all take on responsibility and act to curb global warming. This is sobering but essential reading for anyone who cares about our planet's future and the generations to come.
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Geoffrey Maslen is a former industrial chemist, a teacher and lecturer in maths and science and a journalist for some 40 years. Geoffrey was education editor at TheAge newspaper for 12 years and edited and wrote on education for a range of international publications including the US Chronicle of Higher Education, the London Times Higher Education and Times Education supplements, and the South China Morning Post. He was also founding editor of the global online University World News. Geoffrey has written eight previous books largely on education. He is author of An Uncertain Future: Australian Birdlife in Danger.