Becoming Dinosaurs A Prehistoric Perspective on Climate Change Today What’s Happened Before, What’s Happening Now, and What We Might Do to Avoid Extinction Unlike most books on climate change, this one examines the current trends in climate—and predictions for the future—relative to similar events in Earth’s history. This history paints a picture of repeated cataclysms in which most life on Earth was lost. However, our planet now hosts a species potentially capable of mitigating, regulating, and/or moderating the factors affecting global climate. According to widely accepted data, we have a narrowing window of time to make the necessary changes before we become just another name on a long list of species wiped out through climate catastrophes. Trexler, a paleontologist in Montana, makes powerful and speciﬁc suggestions for how the challenges facing our planet can be lessened or avoided.