World leaders, environmentalists and the international science community agree that climate change is one of the largest and most intractable problems now confronting us all. Despite this, it still remains a bewildering subject.Using awe-inspiring images from around the world, "The World's Greatest Challenge" tries to answer our urgent questions: What is climate change? How will it affect us? What can we do to stop it?The book is divided into five chapters; which look at why our climate is changing; how the world works; how we predict the outcomes of climate change; how we live with change; and how we make a difference.It looks at environmental, cultural and technological changes likely to occur in the 21st century and beyond. It takes scientific findings and demystifies them; it illuminates our planet's greatest threat in a dynamic and entertaining manner without being dogmatic or judgmental."The World's Greatest Challenge" empowers the reader by providing information on solutions and opportunities to reduce the impact of climate change.
Carolyn Fry is a journalist and author specialising in science, conservation and natural history. A former Editor of Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, she is a contributor to BBC Online (science and technology), New Scientist, BBC Wildlife, The Times, Independent on Sunday, Guardian Unlimited (environment) and Flipside (children's science magazine). Under her editorship, Geographical won the British Environment and Media Award for Best Environmental Coverage in a Consumer Magazine. More recently, she collaborated with Colin Prior and wrote Living Tribes to accompany his photography. She is also author of The World of Kew, a book on the science and conservation work undertaken by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This book was published by the BBC to accompany the 2007 TV series A New Year at Kew. Carolyn is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.