Dimensions: 304 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.05 in
Published: September 23, 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1554686628
ISBN - 13: 9781554686629
From the Publisher
In this major new book, paleoclimatologist Curt Stager shows how what we do to the environment in the next 100 years will affect not just the next few centuries but the next 100,000 years of human existence. Most of us have accepted that our planet is warming and that humans have played the key role in causing climate change. Yet few of us realize the magnitude of what''s happened. In Deep Future, Curt Stager draws on the planet''s geological history to provide a view of where we may be headed longterm. On the bright side, we have already put off the next Ice Age. But whether we will barrel ahead on a polluting path to a totally ice-free Arctic, miles of submerged coasts, or an acidified ocean still remains to be decided. And that decision is ours to make. There has been much written about global warming and climate change, but no other book offers the far-reaching perspective that Curt Stager gives us here. Deep Future adds a new dimension to the debate-one that will change how we think about what we''re doing to our planet.
About the Author
CURT STAGER is an ecologist, a paleoclimatologist and a science writer with a PhD in biology and geology from Duke University. He has published more than three dozen climate- and ecology-related articles and co-hosts a weekly science program on a local radio station. He teaches at Paul Smith''s College in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York and holds a research associate post at the University of Maine''s Climate Change Institute, where he investigates the long-term history of climate in Africa, South America and the polar regions. Visit him online atwww.curtstager.com.