Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Change / Edition 1

Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Change / Edition 1

by From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine, Jim Motavalli
     
 

For an increasing number of people, global warming is not an academic and scientific debate, but a matter of survival. As the planet warms at a rate of four degrees Fahrenheit per century, violent storms are increasing in frequency, icebergs are melting, sea level is rising, species are losing their habitats, and temperature records are being broken. Feeling the

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For an increasing number of people, global warming is not an academic and scientific debate, but a matter of survival. As the planet warms at a rate of four degrees Fahrenheit per century, violent storms are increasing in frequency, icebergs are melting, sea level is rising, species are losing their habitats, and temperature records are being broken. Feeling the Heat consists of chapter-length visits by well-known authors to actual world "hot" spots, where people are already coping day-to-day with the consequences of climactic disruption. The locations for the book were strategically chosen because each represents a separate and important global warming impact, such as rising tides, melting glaciers, evolving ecosystems and air pollution. Feeling the Heat takes global warming out of the realm of armchair speculation and arcane scientific debate, revealing the process of climate change to be ongoing, serious and immediate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415946551
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/02/2004
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1China: The Cost of Coal11
2Europe: Planning Ahead25
3Greater New York: Urban Anxiety39
4Antigua and Barbuda: Islands under Siege61
5Asia: Clouds Got in the Way79
Photo Essay: Witness to a Warming World
6Alaska and the Western Arctic: The Ice Retreats95
7The California Coast: Marine Migrations and the Collapsing Food Chain111
8Australia, Florida, and Fiji: Reefs at Risk127
9Pacific Northwest: The Incredible Shrinking Glaciers141
10Antarctica: The Ice Is Moving157
Author Biographies173
Endnotes177
About E Magazine183
Index185

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