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Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change

by Andrew T. Guzman

New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 280 pages.

Guzman “thinks the human dimensions of climate change have not been well communicated to the public,” explains reviewer Amy E. Lesen, “and the main thesis of the book is that citizens will not put pressure on political leaders to act on climate change until they understand the real, tangible, and quite dramatic ways climate change will affect human populations.” She concludes, “My greatest hope for this book is that … it does indeed help convince our fellow citizens and leaders that climate change is real and anthropogenic, and requires swift global action.”