...[S]uperbly explains and dramatizes both the causes and consequences of climate change. One reads it both gripped and deeply alarmed -- Robert Macfarlane
Coherent and highly readable
Pearce has sounded the final warning
This book is a call to action we dare not ignore -- The Rt Hon John Gummer MP
He is a sceptic of the best sort, saying nothing until he has seen the truth of it for himself. -- Richard Girling, Sunday Times
Important reading for policy makers, climate-change skeptics and
anyone planning a future beyond the next decade.
-- Kirkus, starred review
Pearce is no idle Jeremiah...his book signals a shift of tone in the popular debate. -- James Flint, Daily Telegraph
Pearce's scholarly and thoughtful book
will guide us in a sensible retreat to the place where we can negotiate a peace -- James Lovelock
This is a powerful book about the most important event in human history. Read it. -- Professor Lord May OM FRS, Oxford University
This is the most frightening book that I have ever read...everyone should read this book -- John Gribbin, The Independent
Very readable...Pearce is excellent at explaining the fantastically complex interrelationships of Earth systems. -- Steven Poole, The Guardian
a well-researched book that makes the science accessible and exiting, The Last Generation is an ideal choice -- Fiona Archer, ecozine.co.uk
From the Back Cover
'Apocalyptic in its vision, but never scare-mongering, The Last Generation superbly explains and dramitizes both the causes and the consequneces of climate change. One reads it both gripped and deeply alarmed.'
Since the last ice age, almost 13,000 years ago, humans have prospered in a stable, predictable climate. But our generation is the last to be so blessed. In The Last Generation Fred Pearce lays bare the terrifying prognosis for our planet now being sketched out in learned scientific journals. We are at a tipping point. Climate change from now on will not be gradual, maintains Pearce - nature doesn't do gradual change. In the past, Europe's climate has switched from Arctic to tropical in three to five years. It can happen again. So forget what environmentalists have told you about nature being fragile, a helpless victim of human excess. The truth is the opposite. She is a wild and resourceful beast given to fits of rage. And now that we are provoking her beyond endurance, she is starting to seek her revenge.
'We are now at war with Gaia and have no chance whatever of winning. Fred Pearce's scholarly and thoughtful book analyzes the battlefield and will guide us in a sensible retreat to the place where we can negotiate a peace.'
'Fred Pearce has sounded the final warning...It is as if we are all on a plane with the auto-pilot set to crash.'
THE RT HON JOHN GUMMER MP
Read this book. Your children's future depends on it.