Life on earth will come to an end. It's just a matter of when. Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet in the future, from global warming, and New Ice Ages, to asteroid impact, supervolcanoes, and mega-tsunami. Bill McGuire tales a timely and accessible look at both the science behind these events and our chances of survival. Including discussions of the likely consequences of current from global warming, New Ice Ages, asteroid impact, supervolcanoes, and mega-tsunami, this timely and accessible book explains both the mechanisms and the risks of global catastrophes.