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Field Notes From A Catastrophe
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The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable
Is our imagination adequate to the realities of global warming? The novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that we need art and literature to help us imagine our future in the Anthropocene, but that they are fa...lling short of the task. If culture cannot help us see the realities of our plight, then our era, which so congratulates itself on its self-awareness, may come to be known as the time of the Great Derangement. A case in point is fiction, which is so committed to normalcy and the everyday that it has no space for the improbability of climate change events the persistent droughts, hundred-year storms, and freakish tornadoes. Our politics, likewise, seems unable to mobilize forcefully in response to climate change. Ghosh argues that politics, like literature, has become a matter of individual moral reckoning, a journey of the solitary conscience rather than an arena of collective action. But to limit fiction and politics to individual moral adventure comes at a great cost. The climate crisis asks us to imagine other forms of human existence a task to which fiction, Ghosh argues, is the best suited of all cultural forms. A powerful nonfiction work by one of our most gifted, historically attuned novelists, The Great Derangement brings a fresh urgency to thinking on climate change.
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An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming: Teen Edition
former Vice President Al Gore's new York Times #1 Bestselling Book Is A Daring Call To Action, Exposing The Shocking Reality Of How Humankind Has Aided In The Destruction Of Our Planet And The Future ...We Face If We Do Not Take Action To Stop Global Warming. Now, Viking Has Adapted This Book For The Most Important Audience Of All: Today's Youth, Who Have No Choice But To Confront This Climate Crisis Head-on. Dramatic Full-color Photos, Illustrations, And Graphs Combine With Gore's Effective And Clear Writing To Explain Global Warming In Very Real Terms: What It Is, What Causes It, And What Will Happen If We Continue To Ignore It. an Inconvenient Truth Will Change The Way Young People Understand Global Warming And Hopefully Inspire Them To Help Change The Course Of History.voyaif Skepticism About Global Warming Has Faded Significantly, Much Of The Credit Must Go To The Oscar-winning Documentary And Best-selling Book On Which This Title Is Based. Former Vice President Gore Has Thrown His Energy And Prestige Into Raising The Issue To The Forefront Of Popular Consciousness. This Young Adult Version Will Have Immediate Name Recognition. Slightly Shortened And Simplified, It Includes Most Of The Same, Highly Effective Graphics And Illustrations As The Adult Book. Gore Makes No Apologies For Not Presenting Opposing Opinions. Indeed He Contends That In The Scientific As Opposed To The Popular Press, There Is No Debate. The Adult Title Includes More Corroborating Evidence For Some Contentions. Here The Text Is Graceful But Blunt: There Is No Doubt About Global Warming, And This Generation Will Bear The Brunt If Changes Are Not Made Immediately. Browsers Will Be Drawn To The Striking Format, Perfectly Designed For A Visually Sophisticated Age Group. The Text Omits Personal Material Found In The Original And Shortens And Rearranges Some Of The Chapters. Also Unfortunately Missing Are The Misconception Sidebars That Address Frequently Heard Objections. The One False Note Comes In The Take Action Section, Where Gore Trivializes The Ability Of His Audience To Make An Impact. His Few Suggestions Are Almost Insultingly Minor. He Badly Underestimates The Will And Influence Of This Very Savvy Generation, Who Can Pressure Parents And Politicians To Take The Steps He Recommends To His Adult Readers. This Book Is A Must-have For Collections Serving Younger Teen Readers.
Climate Changed: A Personal Journey through the Science
What Are The Causes And Consequences Of Climate Change? When The Scale Is So Big, Can An Individual Make Any Difference? Documentary, Diary, And Masterwork Graphic Novel, This Up-to-date Look At Our P...lanet And How We Live On It Explains What Global Warming Is All About. With The Most Complicated Concepts Made Clear By Investigative Journalist And Artist Philippe Squarzoni, Climate Changed Weaves Together Scientific Research, Extensive Interviews With Experts, And A Call For Action. Weighing The Potential Of Some Solutions And The False Promises Of Others, This Groundbreaking Work Provides A Realistic, Balanced View Of The Magnitude Of The Crisis That An Inconvenient Truth Only Touched On-- Philippe Squarzoni ; Introduction By Nicole Whittington-evans, Alaska Regional Director, The Wilderness Society ; Translated By Ivanka Hahnenberger. Inlcudes Bibliographical Refeerences (p. 471-473) And Index.
The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change Predicts That The Average Global Temperature Will Rise Between 2 Degrees And 6.4 Degrees Celsius By The End Of This Century. These Are Conservative Estima...tes, Based On A Lowest-common-denominator Consensus Among Scientists And Further Watered Down By Governments. They Make No Allowance For Feedback Phenomena And Potential Runaway Heating. But A World Bank Study In India Last Year Suggested That Even 2 Degrees Hotter Means A 25 Percent Cut In Indian Food Production. The Core Problem With Climate Changes Is Not Sea Level Rise Or Bio-diversity; It Is Food Supply.--provided By Publisher. The Year 2045 -- The Geopolitics Of Climate Change -- Russia, 2019 -- An Inevitable Crisis -- United States, 2029 -- Feedbacks: How Much, How Fast? -- Northern India, 2036 -- We Can Fix This... -- A Happy Tale -- ... But Probably Not In Time -- China, 2042 -- Emergency Measures -- Wipeout -- Childhood's End. Gwynne Dyer. Includes Index.
Climate Change: The Facts
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Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis
Explains The Fast-approaching Climate Crisis While Drawing On The Latest Scientific Findings To Outline Promising Clean Technologies Involving Soft Geo-engineering. Part One: Climate Science. The Weat...her Makers: Right Or Wrong? ; The Waters Of A Warming World ; Ominously Acidic Oceans ; How Are The Animals Doing? ; The Great Climate Event Horizon -- Part Two: The Knife Blade We Perch On. The Great Disconnect ; Coal : Decline Of A Giant ; What Future, Oil? ; Gas : Last Hurrah Or Bridge To The Future? ; Divestment And The Carbon Bubble ; Where's Nuclear? ; Sunlight And Wind : Winning The Race ; At Last, Evs -- Part Three: Fight For The Future. Adapting? ; Geoengineering : A Way Out? ; The Gigatonne Challenge ; Silicate Rocks, Cement And Smart Chemistry ; The New Carbon Capture And Storage ; The 2030 Challenge ; Deadline 2050 ; The Growing Power Of The Individual. Tim Flannery. Includes Bibliographical References (pages 217-238) And Index.
The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes from a Climate-Changed Planet
Droughts. Floods. Climate Refugees. Global Warming Isn't Just About Polar Bears Anymore. Let's Assume We Do Nothing About Climate Change. Imagine That We Just Continue To Emit Carbon At Our Curre...nt Levels Or Even Exceed Those Levels. How Would Our Weather Change? What Would Our Forecast Be? Welcome To the Weather Of The Future. in This Groundbreaking Work, Dr. Heidi Cullen, One Of The World's Foremost Climatologists And Environmental Journalists, Puts A Vivid Face On Climate Change, Offering A New Way Of Seeing This Phenomenon Not Just As An Event Set To Happen In The Distant Future But As Something Happening Right Now In Our Own Backyards. Arguing That We Must Connect The Weather Of Today With The Climate Change Of Tomorrow, Cullen Combines The Latest Research From Scientists On The Ground With State-of-the-art Climate-model Projections To Create Climate-change Scenarios For Seven Of The Most At-risk Locations Around The World. from The Central Valley Of California, Where Coming Droughts Will Jeopardize The Entire State's Water Supply, To Greenland, Where Warmer Temperatures Will Give Access To Mineral Wealth Buried Beneath Ice Sheets For Millennia, Cullen Illustrates How, If Left Unabated, Climate Change Will Transform Every Corner Of The World By Midcentury. What Emerges Is A Mosaic Of Changing Weather Patterns That Collectively Spell Out The Range Of Risks Posed By Global Warming—whether It's New York City, Whose Infrastructure Is Extremely Vulnerable To Even A Relatively Weak Category 3 Hurricane, Or Bangladesh, A Country So Low-lying That Millions Of People Could Become Climate Refugees Due To Rising Sea Levels. provocative And Convincing, the Weather Of The Future Makes Climate Change Local, Showing How No Two Regions Of The Country Or The World Will Be Affected In Quite The Same Way, And Demonstrating That Melting Ice Is Just The Beginning. the New York Times - Michiko Kakutani although weather Of The Future Sounds Like An Exercise In Speculation, Ms. Cullen Grounds Her Harrowing Predictions—extrapolations, Really—in The Best Available Science Derived From An Array Of Climate Models, Environmental Data And Interviews With Scientists. And Her Forecasts Actually Turn Out To Be An Armature For Discussing The Fallout Of Climate Change (from Rising Sea Levels To More Extreme Weather) In An Accessible, Tactile Fashion And For Examining Existing Liabilities In Various Regions And Cities, Like Overstretched Infrastructure And Dwindling Water Supplies.
A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow
A Proven, Fast, Inexpensive, Practical Way To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change. As Climate Change Nears Potentially Disastrous Tipping Points, A Solution Is Hiding ...In Plain Sight. Several Countries Have Successfully Replaced Fossil Fuels With Low-carbon Energy Sources By Combining Renewable Energy With A Quick Buildout Of Nuclear Power. By Following Their Example, The World Could Dramatically Cut Fossil Fuel Use By Midcentury, Even As Energy Consumption Continues To Rise. Joshua Goldstein And Staffan Qvist Explain How Clean Energy Rapidly Replaced Fossil Fuels In Such Places As Sweden, France, And Ontario, While Enhancing Both Prosperity And The Natural Environment. Engagingly Written, Yet Backed By Deep Research, This Book Will Encourage A Fresh Look At The Assumptions That Have Long Shaped The Climate Change Debate. The Stakes Are Extraordinarily High And The Deadline For Action Is Near. This Clear And Compelling Book Could Spark The Transformation In Energy Policy That The World Needs.--dust Jacket. Decarbonization: Climate Won't Wait ; What Sweden Did ; What Germany Did -- Half Measures: More Energy, Not Less ; 100 Percent Renewables? ; Methane Is Still Fossil -- Facing Fears: Safest Energy Ever ; Risks And Fears ; Handling Waste ; Preventing Proliferation -- The Way Forward: Keep What We've Got ; Next-generation Technology ; China, Russia, India ; Pricing Carbon Pollution ; Act Globally. Joshua S. Goldstein And Staffan A. Qvist. Includes Bibliographical References (pages 229-264) And Index.