Global warming, one of the most important science issues of the 21st century, challenges the very structure of our society. It touches on economics, sociology, geopolitics, local politics, and individuals’ choice of lifestyle. For those interested in learning more about the complexities of both the science and the politics of climate change, I recommend a nice little book by Mark Maslin, “Global Warming, A Very Short Introduction,” published by Oxford University Press, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-19-954824-8).
Mark Maslin FRGS, FRSA is a Professor of Climatology at University College London. His areas of scientific expertise include causes of past and future global climate change and its effects on the global carbon cycle, biodiversity, rainforests and human evolution. He also works on monitoring land carbon sinks using remote sensing and ecological models and international and national climate change policies.