Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Prince Charles Co-Authors Popular Science Book on Climate Change

The royal has previously lambasted climate skeptics, famously referring to them as the “headless chicken brigade.”

The full cover of the climate change book, which goes on sale January 26 (Credit: Penguin Books) Click to Enlarge.
Prince Charles, long an outspoken advocate about the dangers posed by climate change, has teamed up with publisher Penguin Random House to co-author a popular science book on global warming.

The hardback, which will be released Jan. 26, was created in the style of the iconic range of Ladybird children’s books first made popular in the 1960s.  Co-authored by the prince, environmentalist Tony Juniper, and Emily Shuckburgh, a climate scientist with the British Antarctic Survey, the book “explains the history, dangers and challenges of global warming and explores possible solutions with which to reduce its impact,” according to an Amazon blurb.

The volume, titled “Climate Change,” is part of a new Ladybird Expert series aimed at adults.  Its cover features a scene inspired by the 2000 flooding of the British town of Uckfield — a disaster that, at the time, prompted Prince Charles to lament “mankind’s arrogant disregard of the delicate balance of nature.”

Oxford University researchers later concluded that global warming had made the Uckfield floods between two and three times more likely to happen.  “It shows climate change is acting here and now to load the dice towards more extreme weather,” said researcher Myles Allen, who led the Oxford study, in 2011. 

Prince Charles has long warned of the dangers of climate change.  In 2014, he called it the greatest challenge facing mankind.

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