The Truth About the Health of our Planet
Our weather is changing, almost everyone agrees. But what really lies behind this? Very few of us understands that we live on a planet, and that the way our planet operates largely dictates our weather. Only when we know some surprising global fundamentals can we discover what is genuinely new and what is cyclical about today's weather, and what we can do about it.
In a mixture of scientific fact, global experience and intriguing revelation, this book takes us on a tour of our world, showing in a new light what we often take for granted. Within this framework all the disturbing contemporary manifestations of our weather - global warming, ozone depletion, glacial retreat, drought, rising sea levels, the disruption of currents such as el Nino, and even catastrophes such as major volcanic eruptions and meteor impact - make more sense. And it tackles today's most urgent question: are we truly altering basic weather patterns to the detriment of life on Earth?