Thursday, July 17, 2008

Six Degrees

I've just read "Six Degrees" by Mark Lynas. It's an excellent book and I'd urge anybody to read it more than any other book I've ever read. Mark has gone through piles of research papers from hundreds of scientists around the world putting together degree by degree scenarios of the devastation likely if we don't act. Humanity may only have a few years left to avoid tipping our climate over into an irreversible slide towards mass extinction.

Worryingly, it probably errs on the side of caution. Some of the scientists' predictions are already coming true - and quicker than expected - eg the loss of ice at the poles. Emissions are belching out thicker and faster than ever - and are we going to do anything?

Have a look at a summary of the book at:

http://www.marklynas.org/sixdegrees

1 comment:

Etta said...

Good post.