New Ladybird Book on Climate Change

A new #LadybirdExperts book on climate change co-authored by HRH The Prince of Wales is to be published on Thursday 26th January.  The book, co-written with Dr Emily Shuckburgh FRMetS, Deputy-Head of Polar Oceans at the British Antarctic Survey and Co-Chair of the Society’s Climate Science Communications Group, and Dr Tony Juniper, special Adviser to The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit, is one of three books being published this week in a new series of Ladybird Expert titles, designed to appeal to all age groups.

At the request of the three authors, the Society was approached to co-ordinate a peer-review process by eminent academics, so as to certify the accuracy and robustness of the material presented in the book. It is the first time that a Ladybird book has been peer reviewed.

Dr Emily Shuckburgh said that with global temperatures hitting new record highs, communicating the risks posed by climate change was more important than ever.

“My years spent gathering and studying data from in and around Antarctica leave me in no doubt about the seriousness of the risks that climate change poses. I have always believed that as scientists we have a duty to communicate the findings of our research in accessible ways. This is especially true for climate research, the implications of which touch all of our lives.”

“With global temperatures hitting a new record high and repeated episodes of severe weather, including flooding in this country, helping people to understand the basic science behind climate change as well as the consequences for our nature, our businesses and food supply feels like an important thing to do.”

“The threats posed by climate change are far-reaching, but the ways in which we tackle them can be a source of great opportunity. There exists vast potential for innovation through low-carbon technologies and creative solutions that can improve the quality of people’s lives in many different ways.”

A dedicated RMetS webpage can be found here>>

Read the Ladybird Expert Climate Change Annex for a full list of sources and additional reading >>

The full Press Release can be downloaded below.

News Date: 
Monday, January 23, 2017