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Global Warming Book Wins Science Prize

from the Times (London)

An investigation of how global warming could change the planet over the next century has won the world’s leading award for science writing.

"Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet," by the journalist Mark Lynas, was named as this year's winner of the 10,000 [British pounds] Royal Society Science Books Prize.

Mr Lynas's book describes what science suggests could happen with each degree Celsius by which global temperatures could warm by 2100, to highlight the urgency of tackling climate change now.

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