Hurricanes and storms strike New Orleans and Mumbai; flooding causes devastation in England and Mozambique; droughts occur in Australia and Darfur...
Further substantial climate change is unavoidable and the risks to the natural world, the economy and our everyday lives are immense.
Here Lord Stern, a world leading authority on climate change, confronts urgent questions: What are the dangers? How can the world adapt? And what does this mean for us all?
The solutions he gives are provocative, authoritative and inspirational - a blueprint for the future.
Nicholas Stern was Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 2000 to 2003. He is currently the I.G. Patel Chair at the London School of Economics, heading the new India Observatory within the Asia Research Centre. He also chairs the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. He has served as the Second Permanent Secretary to Her Majesty's Treasury, the Director of Policy and Research for the Prime Minister's Commission for Africa, and the head of the Government Economic Service in the UK.