Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming, the Illustrated Guide to the Findings of the IPCC

Posted: 26 November 2008

Author: Michael E. Mann and & Lee R. Kump . DK Adult: 2008. 208pp. US$25

A 'Pocket IPCC' which reduces the heavy tome of the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to manageable proportions.

Dire Predictions cover
Dire Predictions cover
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been issuing the essential facts and figures on climate change for nearly two decades. But the hundreds of pages of scientific evidence quoted for accuracy by the media and scientists alike, remain inscrutable to the general public who may still question the validity of climate change.

Climate scientists Michael E. Mann and Lee R. Kump, have partnered with DK Publishing to present Dire Predictions-an important book in this time of global need. Dire Predictions presents the information documented by the IPCC in an illustrated, visually-stunning, and undeniably powerful way to the lay reader. The scientific findings that provide validity to the implications of climate change are presented in clear-cut graphic elements, striking images, and understandable analogies.