Our Hothouse Future: A Discussion with Prof Bill McGuire
Scientists’ Warning Foundation, Scientific Advisory Board member Bill McGuire recently met up with Dr. Alison Green to discuss the controversies surrounding the ongoing debate pertaining to the 1.5C aspirational goal as well as the ongoing climate emergency with Professor Bill McGuire.
In this latest interview from ScientistsWarning.TV, Professor McGuire and Dr. Green also discuss the need for scientists to speak up about the climate and ecological crisis, about the hazards of geoengineering – what it is and why we should care – and Prof Bill McGuire’s novel “Skyseed” and his latest book, “Hothouse Earth: An Inhabitants Guide.”
Bill McGuire is an academic, blogger, broadcaster, activist and Amazon UK Top 100 popular science and speculative fiction writer. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Geophysical and Climate Hazards at University College London, a co-director of the New Weather Institute, and a patron of Scientists for Global Responsibility.
His books include: Hothouse Earth: An Inhabitants Guide; A Guide to the End of the World: Everything you Never Wanted to Know; Surviving Armageddon: Solutions for a Threatened Planet; and Seven Years to Save the Planet. His current non-fiction book is Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes; ranked at number five in The Guardian’s Top 10 ‘eco’ books. His debut novel, Skyseed – an eco-thriller about climate engineering gone wrong – is published by The Book Guild.
Bill is a volcanologist by inclination and training. In 1996, he was a Senior Scientist at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory and in 2010 a member of the Science Advisory Group in Emergencies (SAGE) addressing the Icelandic volcanic ash problem. He was a member of the UK Government Natural Hazard Working Group established in January 2005, in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami, and a co-author of its report: The Role of Science in Natural Hazard Assessment. His later work focused on climate change and its impacts, particularly upon the solid Earth, and he was a contributor to the 2012 IPCC report on climate change and extreme events.
Where to find more:
- Follow Bill on Twitter; Bill McGuire @ProfBillMcGuire Bill’s Website
- Hothouse Earth: An Inhabitants Guide
View the entire conversation here: