About the author
Bob Whitmarsh is a retired scientist who spent 40 years doing research in marine geophysics. He has a first degree in geology and a PhD in geophysics. For most of his professional career he worked for the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council. He is the author or co-author of over one hundred scientific papers in peer-reviewed publications. He is a Visiting Professor at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.
Since he retired Bob Whitmarsh has become passionate about climate change and how society is meeting the challenge of mitigating its effects. He is active in his local community climate change action group, of which he is a trustee, and he led their work on the science of climate change for a number of years. He has been saving energy in his home for more than 45 years and has ten years’ experience of working, and writing, on the subject of this book.