This book really does look at the issue of global warming in an action-packed way. The book is set to the background of an upcoming conference held by an evnironmental charity on abrupt global warming and follows the lives of a series of individuals who are connected to this charity as their lives are literally turned upside-down by a series of connected events.
It should be noted that if you are a firm believer in the process of human-induced climate change then this book might not be for you. The premise for the book is to fight against the scare-mongering that is advocated by some environmentalists. In order to do this, you may think that the book may be dry and uneventful. However, it really is action-packed from the offing and the science is very readable and the footnotes given with references can easily be ingnored without spoiling the flow of the book.
I really would recommend this book. I took it on holiday and read it in a day by the pool. It really is gripping, highly addictive and thoroughly readable.