If you want an authoritative source on climate science, of course you could go to the IPCC Reports. That assumes, of course, that you’re willing to plow through hundreds and hundreds of pages of detailed information. Now, there’s a good alternative. The Climate Crisis is a clear, accessible introduction to everything we know about the earth’s climate. The authors are leading scientists at the University of Chicago and the Potsdam Institute for Impact Research. There are lots of vivid maps and charts to accompany the crisp, straightforward prose.
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