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Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats

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Dwindling resources. Massive population shifts. Natural disasters. Spreading epidemics. Drought. Rising sea levels. Plummeting agricultural yields. Crashing economies. Political extremism. These are some of the expected consequences of runaway climate change in the decades ahead, and any of them could tip the world towards conflict. Prescient, unflinching, and based on exhaustive research, Climate Wars promises to be one of the most important books of the coming years.

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"Civil war in China and the collapse of the European Union by 2045; nuclear strikes between India and Pakistan in 2036; 'people being blown up by land mines and machine-gunned by automatic weapons' at a sealed U.S./Mexican border in 2029 — these are just some of the terrifying climate change scenarios forecast by journalist and geopolitical analyst Dyer (The Mess They Made). His apocalyptic predictions are drawn from unimpeachable sources: climate experts like NASA scientist James Hanson and Angela Merkel's climate change adviser, Dr. Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; military and political sources including former CIA head James Woolsey. Even Dyer's most optimistic scenario is barely cause for celebration: humanity manages to curb global warming enough to save itself, but only after several million deaths and countless disasters. The multitude of sources and the political perspective on global warming make the book scarier and more convincing than the usual predictions limited to climate and weather. Environmentalists will likely be horrified and even more depressed than they are already, but we can hope that Dyer's sources are impressive enough to convince policy makers to take serious action. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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ISBN:
9781851687183
Subtitle:
The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats
Author:
Dyer, Gwynne
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Global warming
Subject:
Climatic changes -- International cooperation.
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100601
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.13 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Civil war in China and the collapse of the European Union by 2045; nuclear strikes between India and Pakistan in 2036; 'people being blown up by land mines and machine-gunned by automatic weapons' at a sealed U.S./Mexican border in 2029 — these are just some of the terrifying climate change scenarios forecast by journalist and geopolitical analyst Dyer (The Mess They Made). His apocalyptic predictions are drawn from unimpeachable sources: climate experts like NASA scientist James Hanson and Angela Merkel's climate change adviser, Dr. Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; military and political sources including former CIA head James Woolsey. Even Dyer's most optimistic scenario is barely cause for celebration: humanity manages to curb global warming enough to save itself, but only after several million deaths and countless disasters. The multitude of sources and the political perspective on global warming make the book scarier and more convincing than the usual predictions limited to climate and weather. Environmentalists will likely be horrified and even more depressed than they are already, but we can hope that Dyer's sources are impressive enough to convince policy makers to take serious action. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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