In this major new book, paleoclimatologist Curt Stager showshow what we do to the environment in the next 100 yearswill affect not just the next few centuries but the next 100,000years of human existence. Most of us have accepted that ourplanet is warming and that humans have played the key role incausing climate change. Yet few of us realize the magnitude ofwhatâ€™s happened.
In Deep Future
, Curt Stager draws on the planetâ€™s geologicalhistory to provide a view of where we may be headed long-term.On the bright side, we have already put off the next IceAge. But whether we will barrel ahead on a polluting path to atotally ice-free Arctic, miles of submerged coasts, or an acidifiedocean still remains to be decided. And that decision is oursto make. There has been much written about global warmingand climate change, but no other book offers the far-reachingperspective that Curt Stager gives us here. Deep Future
adds anew dimension to the debateâ€”one that will change how wethink about what weâ€™re doing to our planet.