Field Notes From A Catastrophe: Man, Nature, And Climate Change

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New Yorker Writer Kolbert Tackles The Controversial Subject Of Global Warming. Americans Have Been Warned Since The Late 1970s That The Buildup Of Carbon Dioxide In Our Atmosphere Threatens To Melt The Polar Ice Sheets And Irreversibly Change Our Climate. With Little Done Since Then To Alter This Dangerous Course, Now Is The Moment To Salvage Our Future. By The End Of The Century, The World Will Likely Be Hotter Than It's Been In The Last Two Million Years, And The Sweeping Consequences Of This Change Will Determine The Future Of Life On Earth For Generations To Come. Kolbert Approaches This Monumental Problem From Every Angle. She Travels To The Arctic, Interviews Researchers And Environmentalists, Explains The Science And The Studies, Draws Frightening Parallels To Lost Ancient Civilizations, Unpacks The Politics, And Presents The Personal Tales Of Those Who Are Being Affected Most--the People Who Make Their Homes Near The Poles And Are Watching Their Worlds Disappear.--from Publisher Description. Shishmaref, Alaska -- A Warmer Sky -- Under The Glacier -- The Butterfly And The Toad -- The Curse Of Akkad -- Floating Houses -- Business As Usual -- The Day After Kyoto -- Burlington, Vermont -- Man In The Anthropocene. Elizabeth Kolbert. With A New Afterword By The Author--cover. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 207-216) And Index.

Author : Kolbert, Elizabeth.

Publisher : Bloomsbury Pub.

Published Year : 2006

Edition : REPRINT

Format : print - Paperback, 240 pages

Subject : Global warming, Global temperature changes, Global environmental change, QC981.8.G56 K655 2007, 363.738/74

Language : English

Dimensions : 225 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.

ISBN : 1596911301

ISBN13 : 9781596911307


Overview :

Long known for her insightful and thought-provoking political journalism, author Elizabeth Kolbert now tackles the controversial and increasingly urgent subject of global warming. In what began as groundbreaking three-part series in the New Yorker, for which she won a National Magazine Award in 2006, Kolbert cuts through the competing rhetoric and political agendas to elucidate for Americans what is really going on with the global environment and asks what, if anything, can be done to save our planet. Now updated and with a new afterword, Field Notes from a Catastrophe is the book to read on the defining issue and greatest challenge of our times.