A: Getting worse!
That's the inescapable conclusion drawn by world-renowned cluimate change expert Peter Bunyard in Extreme Weather. Filled with extraordinary full-color photos on virtually every page, the book describes the revent rise in record-breaking extreme weather events, including:
- Hurricane Katrina
- The Alpine Floods of 2005
- The American and European Snowfalls of 2006
- Vanishing Glaciers, Melting Poles, and Rising Sea Levels
- Disappearing Rainforests
- Devestating Tornadoes
- Heatwaves and Drought
- Typhoons and Monsoons
But this book is not merely a catalogue of disasters; it also explores their causes and meaning. Nor does it simplistically blame all problems on greenhouse gas emissions. It considers the role of deforestation and other human attacks on natural ecosystems, such as pouring tons of pesticides into the soil and pollutants into waterways.
Extreme Weather shows that we can no longer pretend that the extraordinary climatic events of the past decade are just part of "natural variability." We can no longer fiddle while the world burns.
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