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Our Final Warning by Mark Lynas

Our Final Warning

Six Degrees of Climate Emergency

Mark Lynas

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Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 16 Apr 2020
ISBN: 9780008308551

This book must not be ignored. It really is our final warning. Mark Lynas delivers a vital account of the future of our earth, and our civilisation, if current rates of global warming persist. And it's only looking worse.

4 stars out of 5
22 May 2020

"as a dispenser of the facts, Lynas is without peer"

You might have gathered that this is a painful book to read. Yet its tone is cautionary, not defeatist. Lynas ends with a reminder that we still have the chance never to see the horrors beyond two degrees, because for the next two to three decades the main determinant of the speed of warming will still be how much carbon we choose to emit, rather than feedback loops such as carbon-spewing forest fires. Which is to say that the survival of almost everything we cherish — from the liberal world order to the birds at the bottom of the garden, from the Amazon rainforest to the food on our plates — depends on what governments do in the next five or six election cycles.

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