A Global Threat: the Emergence of Climate Change Science (History of Conservation: Preserving Our Planet)
Throughout history, Earth’s temperature has risen and fallen at various times, creating extreme weather events, such as ice ages. However, in more recent times, human activity has greatly accelerated and intensified these cycles, leading to extreme climate change. There are many misconceptions about Earth’s climate, its recent changes, and the effect humans have on global temperatures. This book goes back to the early days of climate science and explores how scientists have discovered the secrets of our planet’s many changes, from ice ages to melting ice caps, and tells readers how we might yet be able to do to avert disaster.