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In the Eye of the Storm: The Autobiography of Sir John Houghton

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For John Houghton, the Chief Executive of the Met Office at the time of the Great Storm in 1987, and founding member of the Nobel Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), childhood curiosity about the natural world led to a quest for answers through science. Inspired by new, exciting developments in space and computing technologies he pushed to use b ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 18th 2013 by Lion Hudson
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Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
While this book had a lot of really good content, it was massively let down by the writing. It seemed almost as though the ghost writer had just written down everything Sir John had said, word for word. The result was an overuse of the word fun and many strangely short sentences, coming across as overly simplistic.
I was tempted to rate it as 3 stars due solely to the few chapters that were done pretty well - ones which detailed conflicts surrounding reports or policy making about climate change
Paula Schumm
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to NetGalley and Lion Hudson for an advance copy of Sir John Houghton's book In the Eye of the Storm.
John Houghton is a climate scientist of international renown. In the Eye of the Storm is his autobiography. He tells of his growing up years in a Christian home, his formal education, his early experiments, and his extensive research in climate change. I was impressed with his openness. Sir John puts the science of climate change in terms any layman can understand and explains why the
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