In this major new book, paleoclimatologist Curt Stager vividly shows how what we do to the environment in the 21st century will affect the next 100,000 years of life on this planet.Most of us have accepted that our planet is warming and that we've played the key role in causing climate change. Yet few of us realise the magnitude of what's happened. The course we take will affect our civilisation and the planet for millennia. What will that world look like? Curt Stager draws on the planet's geological history to provide a view of where we may be headed. That future is far different from anythin.