The news is full of hotly debated divergent claims about the impacts and risks of climate change. Lawrence Krauss, one of the world’s most respected physicists and science populizers, cuts through the confusion by succinctly presenting the underlying science of climate change. The Physics of Climate Changeprovides a unique, clear, accurate and accessible perspective of climate science and the risks of global inaction. Krauss’s narrative, which movingly opens and closes on a Mekong Delta riverboat, explores the history of how scientists progressed to our current understanding of the Earth’s climate and its future. Replete with informative illustrations, it will allow readers to assess which climate predictions are firmest and which are more speculative. With a generous complement of informative diagrams and illustrations, the book allows readers to assess which climate predictions are securely based on analysis of empirical data, and which are more speculative. The Physics of Climate Changeis required reading for anyone interested in understanding humanity’s role in the future of our planet.