An unflinching photographic record of the epic effects of a violent climate, from the earliest extinction events to the present.
Violent geologic events have ravaged the Earth since time began, spanning the vast aeons of our planet's existence. These seismic phenomena have scored their marks in rock strata and been reflected in fossil records for future humanity to excavate and ponder. For most of the preceding 78,000 years, Homo sapiens simply observed natural climate upheaval. One hundred years ago, however, industrialization stunningly changed the rules, so that now most climate change is driven by us.
Fire, Storm and Flood is an unflinching photographic record of the epic effects of a violent climate, from the earliest extinction events to the present, in which we witness climate chaos forced by unnatural global warming. It uses often emotional and moving imagery to drive home the enormity of climatic events, offering a sweeping acknowledgement of our crowded planet's heartbreaking vulnerability and show-stopping beauty.
Dr James Dyke is Assistant Director of the Global Systems Institute and Programme Director of the MSc 'Global Sustainability Solutions' at the University of Exeter. He is Visiting Fellow in the School of Geography & Environmental Science at the University of Southampton where, previous to his Exeter appointment, he was an Associate Professor of Sustainability Science. Dyke is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the European Geophysical Union, and serves on the editorial board of the journal Earth System Dynamics. He regularly writes for The Ecologist, Guardian, and Independent, and the science-based news website The Conversation.com. He has written over forty peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and over forty-five popular science and environmental articles.