Sunday, November 12, 2006
The Last Generation
This is an excellent book. I'd been a little troubled by the Telegraph article I had read recently, which was sceptical about global warming, and argued that it was based on scientific errors. This book goes into the arguments from that article in some depth (because the article wasn't original - this book was published before the article was!) and the overall story is both well researched and very readable. Put simply, the 'Last Generation' is not a reference to the end of humanity, but to the stability of the climate system. We are moving to an environment which is more chaotic than any which humanity has yet been exposed to.
Very, very interesting. (I'm now reading Monbiot's Heat, which is equally good, but with a distinctly different emphasis).