High Tide

News from a Warming World
Author: Mark Lynas
Publisher: HarperPerennial
ISBN: N.A
Category: Climatic changes
Page: 341
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Lynas reveals the first evidence--collected during an epic three-year journey across five continents--of how global warming is affecting people's lives all around the world. Lynas' encounters and discoveries give us a stark warning about the dangers that lie ahead if nothing is done.

High Tide

The Truth About Our Climate Crisis
Author: Mark Lynas
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312303655
Category: Nature
Page: 345
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A ground-breaking study of the devastating impact of global warming on people's lives around the world on every continent provides a stark and urgent warning about the dangers that exist unless something is done before it is too late to avert even greater catastrophes. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Six Degrees

Our Future on a Hotter Planet
Author: Mark Lynas
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426203855
Category: Nature
Page: 335
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In accessible journalistic prose, author Lynas distills what environmental scientists predict about the consequences of human pollution for the next hundred years, degree by degree. At 1 degree Celsius, most coral reefs and many mountain glaciers will belost. A 3-degree rise would spell the collapse of the Amazon rainforest, disappearance of Greenland's ice sheet, and the creation of deserts across the Midwestern United States and southern Africa. A 6-degree increase would eliminate most life on Earth, including much of humanity. Based on authoritative scientific articles, the latest computer models, and information about past warm events in Earth history, this promises to be an eye-opening warning that humanity will ignore at its peril.--From publisherdescription.

Global Capitalism and Climate Change: The Need for an Alternative World System


Author: Hans A. Baer
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 075912132X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 353
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This book constitutes an effort to develop a critical social science of climate change, one that posits its roots in global capitalism with its emphasis on profit-making, a treadmill of production and consumption, heavy reliance on fossil fuels, and commitment to ongoing economic expansion.

Climate Change Begins at Home

Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming
Author: Dave Reay
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0230579701
Category: Science
Page: 224
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Climate change is one of the greatest threats that humankind faces in the twenty-first century. But while government and industry fail to act, this book argues, we could all work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60%, the level necessary to halt the current trend according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Packed with provocative case studies, calculations, and lifestyle comparisons, this entertaining and authoritative book makes the complexities of climatology tractable and challenges readers to rethink their notions of "doing their bit".

The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology


Author: Bruce E. Johansen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313377020
Category: Science
Page: 738
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Comprehensive in scope and accessible to all reader levels, "The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology" covers a vast range of topics, concepts, issues, processes, and scientists sifted and melded from the many scientific and technological fields. These include atmospheric chemistry, paleoclimatology, biogeography, oceanography, geophysics, glaciology, soil science, and more. Bruce E. Johansen digests the explosion of scientific work on global warming that has been published since 1980 and presents it in a set that is sure to be the indispensable standard reference work on the topic. The information here is of importance to just about everyone on the planet--for the findings of global warming science and technology should dictate the choices we make today to secure our common future. This encyclopedia will prove useful for many different types of professionals, inasmuch as global warming science informs public policy debates, applied science, and technology in such fields as energy generation, architecture, engineering, and agriculture.

Why Social Justice Matters


Author: Brian Barry
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745629938
Category: Law
Page: 323
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While social injustice has been increasing, the idea of social justice has been undermined by unfounded appeals to "personal responsibility" and "equal opportunity." Brian Barry exposes the shoddy logic and distortion of reality that underpins this ideology. Once we understand the role of the social structure in limiting options, we have to recognize that really putting into practice ideas such as equal opportunity and personal responsibility would require a fundamental transformation of almost all existing institutions. Barry argues that only if inequalities of wealth and income are kept within a narrow range can equal prospects for education, health and autonomy be realized. He proposes a number of policies to achieve a more equal society and argues that they are economically feasible. But are they politically possible? The apparent stability of the status quo is delusory, he responds: radical changes in our way of life are unavoidable.

Panicology

Two Statisticians Explain What's Worth Worrying About (and What's Not) in the 21st Century
Author: Hugh Aldersey-Williams,Simon Briscoe
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626368708
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
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Are you afraid you might succumb to bird flu? Worried that a life of poverty awaits you in old age? Concerned that you might not be having as much sex as the French? Anxious that our planet is under threat from climate change or a collision with an asteroid? If any, or all, of these things worry you, you're not alone. Anxiety is a part of modern life. But why? We're living longer, safer, and healthier lives than at any time in human history. So what is there to worry about? In this witty and revealing book, Simon Briscoe and Hugh Aldersey-Williams strip away the hysteria that surrounds over forty of today's most common scare stories, from overpopulation and murder rates to fish shortages and obesity levels, and show the extraordinary extent to which statistics are manipulated or misrepresented by vested interests and the media, eager to exploit our fears. And most importantly they offer a toolkit for skepticism—ways of helping readers sort out what really is worth panicking about from the stuff that really isn't.

Climate Change Begins at Home

Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming
Author: Dave Reay
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0230579701
Category: Science
Page: 224
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Climate change is one of the greatest threats that humankind faces in the twenty-first century. But while government and industry fail to act, this book argues, we could all work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60%, the level necessary to halt the current trend according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Packed with provocative case studies, calculations, and lifestyle comparisons, this entertaining and authoritative book makes the complexities of climatology tractable and challenges readers to rethink their notions of "doing their bit".

The God Species

Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans
Author: Mark Lynas
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 142620891X
Category: Nature
Page: 280
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Lynas argues that we can sustain a world of nine billion at higher living standards than today, but only if we take a more scientific approach to recognizing the real ecological limits of Earth. And that means taking a clear-eyed, rational look at a host of issues such as organic farming, genetically engineered crops, and nuclear power.

High Tide on Main Street

Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis
Author: John Englander
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615637952
Category: Climatic changes
Page: 219
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NEW 2nd Edition (10-16-13) of best selling book that described a superstorm hitting Atlantic City and New York City -- exactly one week before Sandy. Just one of dozens of scenarios in this amazing book. Find out the other forecasts. Rave reviews from experts and Amazon readers. Fully updated and revised. New Introduction by Governor Christine Todd Whitman. For 6,000 years sea level has changed little. Now it it has started rising again, moving the shoreline too. In clear, easy-to-understand language, this book explains: * The science behind sea level rise, plus the myths and partial truths used to confuse the issue. * The surprising forces that will cause sea level to rise for 1,000 years, as well as the possibility of catastrophic rise this century. * Why the devastating economic effects will not be limited to the coasts. * Why coastal property values will go "underwater" long before the land does, perhaps as early as this decade. * Five points of "intelligent adaptation" that can help individuals, businesses, and communities protect investments now and in the future.

After the Ice

Life, Death, and Geopolitics in the New Arctic
Author: Alun Anderson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061942545
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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New from Smithsonian Books, After the Ice is an eye-opening look at the winners and losers in the high-stakes story of Arctic transformation, from nations to native peoples to animals and the very landscape itself. Author Alun Anderson explores the effects of global warming amid new geopolitical rivalries, combining science, business, politics, and adventure to provide a fascinating narrative portrait of this rapidly changing land of unparalleled global significance.

Eaarth

Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
Author: Bill McKibben,Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben
Publisher: Vintage Books Canada
ISBN: 0307399192
Category: Climatic changes
Page: 288
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The bestselling author of Deep Economy shows that we're living on a fundamentally altered planet -- and opens our eyes to the kind of change we'll need in order to make our civilization endure. Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we've waited too long, and that massive change is not only unavoidable but already under way. Our old familiar globe is suddenly melting, drying, acidifying, flooding, and burning in ways that no human has ever seen. We've created, in very short order, a new planet, still recognizable but fundamentally different. We may as well call it Eaarth. That new planet is filled with new binds and traps. A changing world costs large sums to defend -- think of the money that went to repair New Orleans, or the trillions of dollars it will take to transform our energy systems. But the endless economic growth that could underwrite such largesse depends on the stable planet we've managed to damage and degrade. We can't rely on old habits any longer. Our hope depends, McKibben argues, on scaling back -- on building the kind of societies and economies that can hunker down, concentrate on essentials, and create the type of community (in the neighborhood, but also on the Internet) that will allow us to weather trouble on an unprecedented scale. Change -- fundamental change -- is our best hope on a planet suddenly and violently out of balance. From the Hardcover edition.

Global Warming in the 21st Century: Melting ice and warming seas


Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780275985875
Category: Global warming
Page: 833
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Global Warming 101


Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313346903
Category: Science
Page: 194
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An introduction to global warming brings together illustrations and text to offer non-scientists an overview of current research and trends, and critical issues and applications in everyday life.

World Without End?

Contours of a Post-terrorism World
Author: Leslie Griffiths,Jennifer Potter
Publisher: Epworth Press
ISBN: 9780716206088
Category: Religion
Page: 148
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The authors analyze the current world situation as one of increased and increasing complexity in which traditional answers and solutions can no longer hold. They conclude that new ways of responding are needed in a world that is dominated by one superpower and shaped by a tapestry of local crises.

Global Warming in the 21st Century: Plants and animals in peril


Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780275990930
Category: Global warming
Page: 833
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Global Warming in the 21st Century: Our evolving climate crisis


Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780275985868
Category: Science
Page: 833
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The Tablet


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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