Confronting Climate Change: Critical Issues for New Zealand by Ralph Chapman, Jonathan Boston and Margot Schwass

Victoria University Press, pb $40.00

For those who are tired of a climate change debate communicated through vague hand-waving gestures and pretty pictures, VUP’s Confronting Climate Change addresses the crucial debates with rigorous thinking and critical intellect. In this timely volume, some of the top minds from New Zealand and around the world present their perspectives, research and predictions regarding climate change as well as the opportunities and adaptations that await us in the next decade and beyond. Confronting can’t be beaten for academic insight and scholarly clout, and should be considered a necessity for anyone who wants to really get to grips with the truths of climate change and its impact on New Zealand.

January 2007