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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written, timely book - shame about the cover, 5 Feb. 2008
This review is from: Six Degrees: Our Future On A Hotter Planet (Paperback)
If the publisher's idea of putting such a sensationalist cover on the paperback (A London version of "The day after tomorrow" film poster) means more people will read this book, then fair do's, but I can't help feeling that this only serves to trivialise the content, which deserves to be taken a whole lot more seriously. Exteremely well written, this reads like a thriller with lots of evidence presented here that backs up the necessary speculation using present day examples of areas already affected by climate change.

One caveat would have to be that this book may only preach to the converted and I can only hope that perhaps the cover will encourage the odd stray sci-fi fan in to read this book, but I don't think people are as easily fooled as that.

Also, I believe that all books dealing with climate change need to be read along side others that take alternative points of view. It is clear that there are still many different views on this issue and it seems to me that the argument now has to be what do WE do about climate change. One starting point for this might be "The Hot Topic" by King and Walker, which offers some possible solutions in an easy to read and digest way and I would also recommend various works and articles by the so called "skeptical environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg who has, it is fair to say, some alternative views on the problem.
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