Our Future Earth by Curt Stager

by stephenpalmersf

This book is a look at the future of the world over the next hundred thousand years or so, a concept guaranteed to interest me. Well written, full of insight, and scrupulously fair and accurate when it comes to how science is done, it’s a delight to read from beginning to end. The chapters cover ice, the tropics, rain and snow, and much on planetary orbit and how that affects climate. There’s a chapter on the last 34 million years of the ice age world, and one on the 55 million year old PETM (thermal maximum) including its considerable and worrying relevance to what we’re doing to the planet at the moment. Highly recommended to all those who care about the world now and who are interested in the deep future.