The Flooded Earth Our Future In A World Without Ice Caps

Author: Peter D. Ward
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465029051
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No matter what efforts we make to halt global warming, sea level rise will be an unavoidable part of our future. In The Flooded Earth, species extinction expert Peter D. Ward describes in intricate detail what our world will look like in 2050, 2100, 2300, and beyond. Even if we stopped all carbon dioxide emissions today, according to Ward, the seas will rise three feet by 2050 and nine feet by 2100. The effects of one meter of sea-level rise will be massive; three meters will be catastrophic. Incursions of salt into the water table will destroy most of our best agricultural land, and corrosion will devour the electrical and fiber-optic systems of coastal cities, as well as our roads and bridges. Amsterdam, Miami, Venice and other cities might have to be abandoned. As icebound regions melt, meanwhile, new sources of oil, gas, minerals, and arable land will be revealed—and geopolitical battles will erupt over who owns the rights to them. Laying out a blueprint for a foreseeable future, Ward explains what politicians and policy makers around the world should be doing now to head off the worst consequences of this cataclysmic—and frighteningly inevitable—transformation.

The Flooded Earth

Author: Peter Douglas Ward
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458722392
Size: 66.76 MB
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The Flooded Earth

Author: Peter D. Ward
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465021719
Size: 51.53 MB
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In The Flooded Earth, species extinction expert Peter Ward describes in intricate detail what our world will look like in 2050, 2100, 2300, and beyond—a blueprint for a foreseeable future.

The Flooded Earth

Author: Peter D. Ward
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465021719
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In The Flooded Earth, species extinction expert Peter Ward describes in intricate detail what our world will look like in 2050, 2100, 2300, and beyond—a blueprint for a foreseeable future.

Reconstructing Earth S Climate History

Author: Kristen St. John
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119959896
Size: 28.82 MB
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Making climate change science accessible is the goal of this book. This book is intended for earth science students at a variety of levels studying paleoclimatology, oceanography, Quaternary science, or earth-system science.

The Medea Hypothesis

Author: Peter Ward
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691130750
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Peter Ward mounts a sustained critique of optimizing/homeostatic Gaia, providing a lucid set of examples of significant positive feedbacks arising from life. This book will have a strong heuristic impact on future research.

Life Without Oil

Author: Steve Hallett
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616144025
Size: 70.23 MB
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This timely, sobering, yet constructive discussion of energy and ecology offers a realistic vision of the near future and many important lessons about the limits of our resources. From the Hardcover edition.

Six Degrees Our Future On A Hotter Planet

Author: Mark Lynas
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007323522
Size: 58.23 MB
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An eye-opening and vital account of the future of our earth and our civilisation if current rates of global warming persist, by the highly acclaimed author of ‘High Tide’.

Windfall

Author: Mckenzie Funk
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698151569
Size: 45.63 MB
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McKenzie Funk has investigated both sides, and what he has found will shock us all. To understand how the world is preparing to warm, Windfall follows the money.

Bird On Fire

Author: Andrew Ross
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912297
Size: 51.42 MB
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