Field Notes From A Catastrophe

Field Notes From A Catastrophe

[man, Nature, and Climate Change]

Audiobook CD - 2006
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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 interviews researchers and environmentalists, explains the science and the studies, draws frightening parallels to lost ancient civilizations and presents the personal tales of those who are watching their worlds disappear.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, c2006
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780743555647
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (ca. 4.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Davis, Hope 1967-


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Apr 21, 2017

Although published 11 years ago, Kolbert's review of climate change research is highly readable for the science skittish among us and still valuable to all as a climate change primer. It provides a good base for understanding the ongoing debate between the science deniers and those who appreciate the mounting data and evidence for climate catastrophe. If you like this book, follow up with Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction and Thomas Friedman's Thank You for Being Late.


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