”Timely… Clear… Concise.. Stunning…” An “excellent guide to a vitally important issue” Ref Rev. October 2008.
Editors’ introductions to books usually attempt to offer words of motivation designed to inspire readers toward their studies. For Climate Change: In Context, however, the editors wish to stand aside a bit and ask readers, especially students just beginning their serious studies of science, to carefully read the special introductions by Dr. Wallace S. Broecker (Newberry Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, recipient of the National Science Medal (1996), and member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the British Royal Society).and Thomas Hayden that immediately follow. Together, these introductions serve as exemplary primary sources (personal narratives from experts in the field of climate change) and as both elegant motivation to readers to carefully consider the issues and impacts of climate change, and eloquent calls to actively engage in the challenge of finding solutions.
In the wake of the stunning 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, Climate Change: In Context is one of the first reference books designed to attempt to explain the complexities of those reports..." "Science sometimes speaks truths we might not wish to hear, and at this time in human history science is speaking clearly, with a chorus of voices, that with regard to the human activities that drive climate change, it is now time to fuse our science and technology with our noblest qualities of caring, commitment, and sacrifice so that our children enjoy the pleasures of the good Earth." (continued) -- K. Lee Lerner & Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, editors. Paris, France. December 2007