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Climate change matters * Learning from the past * Projecting the future * Uncertainty is inevitable, but risk is certain * What climate changes are likely? * Impacts: Why be concerned? * Adaptation: living with climate change * Mitigation: limiting climate change * Climate change in context * The politics of greenhouse * International concern and national interests * Accepting the challenge * Further information *

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Dr A. Barrie Pittock is one of the world's leading scientists in atmospheric research. He was a senior scientist with CSIRO for over 30 years where he led the Climate Impact Group in the 1990s until his retirement. In 1999 he was awarded an Australian Public Service Medal for his leadership and visionary approach to identifying, researching and communicating a range of global climate science issues.


'With an authoritative and sobering voice, Pittock has written a persuasive book that covers a broad spectrum of issues surrounding climate change and makes a strong case for urgent international action... Strongly recommended for those seeking a wide-ranging introduction to the topic of climate change and its human dimensions.' Choice

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