A Short Introduction to Climate Change by Tony Eggleton
A Short Introduction to Climate Change was written to explain climate change – one of the most important issues of our time – to everyday people with enquiring minds. It covers developments in climate science over the past 250 years and shows that recent climate change is more than the result of natural variability.
The grape harvest in Europe has been getting earlier and earlier for the past 200 years; over the last century Australian and global rainfall patterns have changed; and the area of Arctic sea ice in summer is steadily diminishing. Such natural changes are evidence of global warming.
This easy-to-understand book is free of technical terms and considers the consequences of our use of fossil fuels, discusses ways to reduce further global warming and concludes with ideas about the future of our planet.
Tony Eggleton is Emeritus Professor at The Australian National University. His childhood dream was to play cricket for Australia. But, given his average in the school third eleven, he thought a career in science seemed like a better option. Tony graduated with first class Honours in Science from the University of Adelaide, then completed a Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, USA. For his extensive research in mineralogy, he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Adelaide in 1999, and has a mineral – eggletonite – named after him.
When: Tuesday 30 October, 6 – 7pm. Light refreshments and book sales and signings to follow Where: Weston Theatre, Level 1, JG Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing, The Australian National University
To be launched by Dr John Hewson, Chairman of Shartru Capital, previously Leader of the Liberal Party and Federal Opposition