Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
x, 249 p. : col. ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -234) and index.
"This book provides a concise and accessible overview of what we know about ongoing climate change and its impacts, and what we can do to confront the climate crisis. It gives a readable account of the treasure trove of information contained in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, and also brings the subject completely up-to-date with current science and policy"--Provided by publisher.
Retrospective : what we knew and when we knew it -- Earth's energy budget -- Climate change so far -- Snow and ice -- How the oceans are changing -- The past is the key to the future -- What the future holds -- Impacts of climate change -- Avoiding climate change -- Climate policy.