Prof Bill McGuire

Prof Bill McGuire

Broadcaster and science academic Bill McGuire is the current Professor Emeritus of Geophysical and Climate Hazards at University College London.

As a reporter, Bill hosted Disasters in Waiting and Scientists Under Pressure for BBC Radio 4 and also appeared on TheEnd of the World Reports on Channel 5 and Sky News. He was the main contributor and consultant for the BBC Horizon films Supervolcanoes, Megatsunami – Wave of Destruction, and the BBC drama Supervolcano.

His written works include A Guide to the End of the World: Everything You Never Wanted to Know and Surviving Armageddon: Solutions for a Threatened Planet and Seven Years to Save the Planet. His book, Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes, peaked at number five in the Guardian’s Top 10 eco-books.

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“McGuire traces this fascinating and disturbing story from the past in order to alert us to present and future perils”

– Geographical Magazine

“The author succeeds at interpreting complex earth science into compelling reading for a popular audience. Anyone with an interest in climate change, geology, and atmospheric science will enjoy this work.”

– Jeffrey Beall, Library Journal

“Professor Bill McGuires new book is a well-timed and beautifully written work on the links between the Earths climate and its geological processes.”

– The Climate Hub

“Just out, and dreadfully alarming. Bill McGuire, a distinguished geologist and brilliant science writer, charts how changing climate may trigger not just wild weather but also volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.”

– The Guardian

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