What Goes Up (William Morrow, 1991)

As important and relevant in the arena of global climate change as ON SHAKY GROUND is for earthquakes, WHAT GOES UP garnered high praise from Business Week (among many others) for demystifying and depoliticizing the realities of atmospheric science surrounding the accelerated slide into global atmospheric change.  Written with the pace of a thriller and told through the eyes of the scientists fighting to understand why the ozone layer was disappearing every year over Antarctica, WHAT GOES UP makes the science understandable and highlights the inescapable reality that this isn’t a political problem or parochial construct, this is a direct threat to human civilization.