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For twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard investigated climate change, but it took the birth of his daughter to bring the truth home. Another revelation came when an expert advised that, without doubt, global warming had arrived, more than a hundred years earlier than expected.Now, with his daughter and the next generation in mind, Hertsgaard delivers a resounding, motivating message of hope that will spur activism among parents, college students, and all readers. Hegives specifics about what we can expect in the next fifty years: Chicago’s climate transformed to resemble Houston’s; the loss of cherished crops and luxuries, such as California wines; the redesign of U.S. cities. Addressing problems we’ll face very soon and revealing where they’ll be most serious, Hertsgaard offers “pictures” of what unbiased experts expect, and looks at who is taking wise, creative precautions.Hot is, finally, a book about how we’ll survive.

About the Author

MARK HERTSGAARD, described by Barbara Ehrenreich as one of Americas finest reporters, has written for the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Time, and is author of four books, including EarthOdyssey.He hastraveled theworld seeking answers to the question of how to keep humanity alive in the face of global warning. A Soros fellow, he recently attended the Copenhagen Conference, widely considered the most important global meeting in the history of the climate issue.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Growing up under global warming — Living through the storm — Three feet of water — My daughter's earth — Ask the climate question — The two-hundred-year plan — Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? — In vino veritas : the business of climate adaptation — How will we feed ourselves? — While the rich avert their eyes — "This was a crime" — Epilogue: Chiara in the year 2020.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547504445
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Environmental Science
Author:
Hertsgaard, Mark
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Science : Environmental Science
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Political Science : Public Policy - Environmental Policy
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Nature : Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Publication Date:
January 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
352

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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

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