Earth's climate has changed a number of times in the past due to natural changes in the Earth's environment. But the change in climate occurring at the present time is not natural. It is a result of the actions of people and it is happening at a very fast rate.
Climate Change looks at the causes and effects of climate change on human life, nature and the Earth's geography. It celebrates the youth climate change movement and highlights the small changes everyone can do, today, to help slow and halt the progression of climate change.
HRH The Prince of Wales has been an environmental leader for over forty years, working with businesses, charities, governments and others to help promote sustainable ways of living and working. He made his first speech on the environment in December 1968 and has long warned of the irreversible effects of climate change. In October 2007 he set up the Prince's Rainforests Project to slow tropical deforestation and combat climate change, and in 2010 his International Sustainability Unit was established to facilitate consensus on key environmental challenges, including how best to protect food security and sustain vital ecosystems. The Prince of Wales has also sought to address climate change challenges through his patronage of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and its Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change.
Dr. Tony Juniper is an independent environmentalist and writer. He is a fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and the President of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.
Dr. Emily Shuckburgh, OBE, is a climate scientist at the British Antarctic Survey. She holds a number of positions at the University of Cambridge and is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.
"[...] I have not read a more lucid exposition of a notoriously difficult subject (achieved without oversimplification – this must surely be the first Ladybird to go through the rigours of peer review), and the page of graphs at the end is about as good as it gets in conveying the clear and present danger of a warming world.[...]"
– Bernard Mercer, British Wildlife 28(4), April 2017