Notes from Mark Lynas:
author of Six Degrees, Our Future on a Hotter Planet

How and what will happen as the world warms bit by bit? With up to six degrees of global warming on the cards over the next hundred years, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), what will happen to our coasts, our towns, our forests, our rivers, our croplands and our mountains? Will we all, as some environmentalists suggest, be reduced to eking out a living from shattered remains of civilisation in Arctic refuges, or will life go on much as before only a little warmer?

Hence my Six Degrees project...

...Over the last two years I have sifted through thousands of scientific papers, published in dozens of academic journals, each with a prediction which is relevant to the century ahead. I categorised them all by degree, and on the basis of this unique compendium of data began to write chapters, each telling the story of how our world will change with each degree of global warming.

Notes from Mark Lynas, author of Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet