The news is full of hotly debated divergent claims about the impacts and risks of climate change. Lawrence Krauss, one of the world's most respected physicists and science populizers, cuts through the confusion by succinctly presenting the underlying science of climate change.
The Physics of Climate Change provides a unique, clear, accurate and accessible perspective of climate science and the risks of global inaction. Krauss's narrative, which movingly opens and closes on a Mekong Delta riverboat, explores the history of how scientists progressed to our current understanding of the Earth's climate and its future. Replete with informative illustrations, it will allow readers to assess which climate predictions are firmest and which are more speculative. The Physics of Climate Change is required reading for anyone interested in understanding humanity's role in the future of our planet.
Lawrence M. Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist and the author of hundreds of articles and numerous popular books including New York Times bestsellers, The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing. He has made significant contributions to our understanding of the origin and evolution of the Universe and has received numerous national and international awards for his research and writing. He is currently President of the Origins Project Foundation and host of the Origins Podcast with Lawrence Krauss.
"Brilliant and fundamental, this is the necessary book about our prime global emergency. Here you'll find the facts, the processes, the physics of our complex and changing climate, but delivered with eloquence and urgency. Lawrence Krauss writes with a clarity that transcends mere politics. Prose and poetry were never better bedfellows"
– Ian McEwan
"It is brimming with information lucidly analysed. Such hope as there is lies in science, and a physicist of Dr. Krauss's imaginative versatility is unusually qualified to offer it"
– Richard Dawkins.
"Lucid and gripping, this study of the most severe challenge humans have ever faced leads the reader from the basic physics of climate change to recognition of the damage that humans have already caused and on to the prospects that lie ahead if we do not change course soon"
– Noam Chomsky.