Category: RBP

The Fourth Flood

We know we are changing the climate. We now know more about the human causes of our planet’s warming, and likely future effects including some sea level rise. Scientists have a growing understanding of triggers and feedback loops. But new evidence suggests we have missed the most important tipping point of all.

This urgent book by Dr Stephen Oppenheimer updates his work on the previous three catastrophic rises in world sea level during the past 14,000 years with the latest field research on sub-polar activity. He discovers how on each of the three previous occasions, initial rapid sea level rise proved merely the harbinger of a far more potent positive feedback cycle which led to a 1000-year temperature hike and unrelenting global flood. Dr Oppenheimer argues that we are now facing the fourth flood and that it has effectively started.

This book is a wake-up call. What we do now and how quickly we do it is of paramount importance in mitigating the worst consequences.

Every Breath You Take

A fascinating journey through the atmosphere that will leave you breathless.

With seven million early deaths a year linked to air pollution, air quality is headline news around the world. But how do we measure air pollution and what on earth is an odour panel? Why are property prices higher upwind of cities? Should we buy, hold on to, or avoid a diesel car? And will our grandchildren inherit an atmosphere worth breathing?

From the atmosphere on distant planets to the stuff that gets into your lungs, from holes in the ozone layer to lazy and disappearing gases, air quality specialist and full-time breather Dr Mark Broomfield combines scientific evidence with personal stories and advice on what you can do to improve air quality, giving you the low-down on what’s up high.

***PRAISE FOR EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE***

NewBooks Book of the Month

The Revelator, 13 Best Environmental Books of July 2019

‘Written in an easily accessible style yet get across important facts about the world and what we are doing to it.’ Peter Wadhams, author of A Farewell to Ice

‘Not without raising a wry smile, the author takes us from the atmospheres of the planets to the air outside our front door… a fascinating read.’ Professor Duncan Laxen, Associate of Air Quality Consultants

‘Mark Broomfield s writing is just the breath of fresh air needed to lift the fog on atmospheric sciences.’ Piers Forster, Professor of Physical Climate Change, University of Leeds