Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes

by Bill McGuire

New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 303 pages.

“Bill McGuire’s main thesis in Waking the Giant is that global climate change will trigger earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes that will add to the major miseries of crop failures, acidification of the ocean, flooding of coastal cities, and unbearable heat over much of the planet. He provides numerous case studies, including those of his own. His conclusions are basically correct,” writes reviewer Norman H. Sleep, who nevertheless complains of McGuire’s qualitative rather than quantitative approach and “concentration on sudden flashy disasters”.