Forecast : the consequences of climate change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley
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Published:
New York : Henry Holt, 2009.
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Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
242 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Longmont Adult Nonfiction
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A vivid and illuminating portrayal of the surprising ways that climate change will affect the world in the near future--politically, economically, and culturally

While reporting just outside of Darfur, Stephan Faris discovered that climate change was at the root of that conflict, and began to wonder what current and impending--and largely unanticipated--crises such changes have in store for the world.

"Forecast "provides the answers.

Global warming will spur the spread of many diseases. Italy has already experienced its first climate-change epidemic of a tropical disease, and malaria is gaining ground in Africa. The warming world will shift huge populations and potentially redraw political alliances around the globe, driving environmentalists into the hands of anti-immigrant groups. America's coasts are already more difficult places to live as increasing insurance rates make the Gulf Coast and other gorgeous spots prohibitively expensive. Crops will fail in previously lush places and thrive in some formerly barren zones, altering huge industries and remaking traditions. Water scarcity in India and Pakistan have the potential to inflame the conflict in Kashmir to unprecedented levels and draw the United States into the troubles there, and elsewhere.

Told through the narratives of current, past, and future events, the result of astonishingly wide travel and reporting, "Forecast "is a powerful, gracefully written, eye-opening account of this most urgent issue and how it has altered and will alter our world.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
0805087796, 9780805087796

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-232) and index.
Description
While reporting from Darfur, journalist Faris discovered that climate change was at the root of that conflict, and began to wonder what current and impending--and largely unanticipated--crises such changes have in store for the world. Here, he provides some answers. Global warming will spur the spread of many diseases. The warming world will shift huge populations and potentially redraw political alliances around the globe, driving environmentalists into the hands of anti-immigrant groups. America's coasts are already more difficult places to live as increasing insurance rates make them prohibitively expensive. Crops will fail in previously lush places and thrive in some formerly barren zones, altering huge industries and remaking traditions. Water scarcity in India and Pakistan have the potential to inflame the conflict in Kashmir to unprecedented. Told through narratives of current, past, and future events, this is an eye-opening account of this most urgent issue.--From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Faris, S. (2009). Forecast: the consequences of climate change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley. New York: Henry Holt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Faris, Stephan. 2009. Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, From the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley. New York: Henry Holt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Faris, Stephan, Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, From the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley. New York: Henry Holt, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Faris, Stephan. Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, From the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley. New York: Henry Holt, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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