Book Description: "Global Climate Change and Life on Earth" focuses on the greenhouse effect and its relation to such crucial issues as deforestation, overpopulation and hunger, pollution, sea level changes, and the loss of biodiversity. These environmental threats now facing us could have so much momentum that unless steps are taken now to reverse them, they may soon overwhelm our ability to respond. The contributions to this volume come from a wide range of environmental organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund, the National Audubon Society, and the Environmental Defense Fund, as well as from academia and government institutions. This book gives the concerned general reader a solid background in the scientific issues behind current global climate changes. Also important are the recommendations for changes we can make in our lifestyles so that we do not destroy the natural ecosystem of our planet. This book should be of interest to anyone concerned with current environmental problems.