‘Last Chance’: a good book for the cabin

Like so many books about climate change, Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth by Larry Schweiger brims with info you’d rather not contemplate, like how some scientists think the Arctic sea ice could all be gone by 2012 or how methane gas released from the warming tundra could bring more ecological change in the next decade than occurred in the last 1,000 years. This is the sort of nonfiction that can keep you up at night as easily as a Stephen King novel, except it is all disturbingly real as opposed to surreal.