After reading some publicity and reviews of this book, I was expecting something that really would give me a feel for what conditions would be like in a 4 degrees hotter world. In many ways the book did, but I felt it could have drilled down to scenarios that discussed everyday problems living would like. Not trying to single out any author, but just to illustrate the point, the cost of health following the Queensland floods is presented as being a small cost in comparison to to a 2 degrees world and petty cash in a 4 degrees scenario. It would have been useful to try to put a dollar value on this down to the $ per taxpayer. Insurance likewise could have been treated like this, because insurance companies have already made calculations so some of this information could have been used. To demonstrate the impacts.The book is presented more as an academic book with all the cross references which doesnt make it easy for the general reader.