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

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

by From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine, Jim Motavalli, David Helvarg, Ross Gelbspan, Sally Deneen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415946565

ISBN-13: 9780415946568

Pub. Date: 03/17/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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:
9780415946568
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/17/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

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

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