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The UWI's Professor Michael Taylor among expert contributors to Greta Thunberg's Climate Book

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Tuesday, April 19, 2022—Climate Expert and Scientist at The University of the West Indies, Professor Michael Taylor is a contributor to Greta Thunberg’s soon to be published Climate Book. Professor Taylor, current Head of the Climate Studies Group at the Mona Campus and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology was invited to submit a contribution on sea level rise and small islands. Professor Taylor, a globally recognised Climate Expert, has for decades focused research on regional Climate Modelling, Caribbean Climate Variability and Caribbean Climate Dynamics. He has also consistently represented the Caribbean region at the global level on Climate Change issues.

 Thunberg’s Climate Book seeks to provide a “global overview of how the planet’s many crises connect”. At the official launch of the book on March 31, Thunberg disclosed that the book will be based on “current best available science – a book that covers the climate, ecological and sustainability crises holistically”. She further added, “Because the climate crisis is, of course, only a symptom of a much larger sustainability crisis, my hope is that this book might be some kind of go-to source for understanding these different, closely interconnected crises.

Professor Taylor joins over one hundred contributors, among them, scientists, economists and novelists, to the book, which also features Thunberg’s climate activism experiences. Commenting on his featured expertise in the publication, Professor Taylor noted that he hopes his contribution will help bring attention to how climate change is impacting the day to day lives of people who live in small island states.

Named the Times 2019 Person of the Year, Thunberg started her climate activism as a 15-year-old, mobilising young students globally in ‘school strikes’ and ‘Fridays for Future’ protests against the Climate Crisis, inspiring millions of young people globally to rally for action to save ‘planet earth’. The Climate Book published by Penguin Publishers is Thunberg’s fourth publication, but represents her most comprehensive work to galvanize ideas and knowledge from experts to drive sustainable solutions. The book is scheduled to be released in October, with a USA release planned for early 2023.





Published on 20 Apr, 2022

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