IN THIS SUMMARY
Hothouse Earth draws our attention to the disastrous effects of human activity on the environment. By examining global warming against the background of natural climatic processes, Gribbin provides a comprehensive guide to the greenhouse effect that will remain pertinent into the near and distant future. Moreover, the author presents irrefutable evidence of the effects of human activity on the atmosphere. This evidence cuts to the heart of the scientific controversy that has been raging for decades, and should act as a warning to all doubting political, business, and scientific leaders-immediate and concerted action is mandatory.