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The Resource Hot : living through the next fifty years on earth, Mark Hertsgaard

Hot : living through the next fifty years on earth, Mark Hertsgaard

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Hot : living through the next fifty years on earth
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Hot
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living through the next fifty years on earth
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Mark Hertsgaard
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Language
eng
Summary
  • A new father, Hertsgaard (Earth Odyssey) was growing increasingly anxious and despondent about climate change and the world his child would inherit. His new book is his investigation into the techniques that could allow his daughter and her generation "to survive the challenges ahead." This readable, passionate book is surprisingly optimistic: Seattle, Chicago, and New York are making long-term, comprehensive plans for flooding and drought. Impoverished farmers in the already drought-stricken African Sahel have discovered how to substantially improve yields and decrease malnutrition by growing trees among their crops, and the technique has spread across the region; Bangladeshis, some of the poorest and most flood-vulnerable yet resilient people on earth, are developing imaginative innovations such as weaving floating gardens from water hyacinth that lift with rising water. Contrasting the Netherland's 200-year flood plans to the New Orleans Katrina disaster, Hertsgaard points out that social structures, even more than technology, will determine success, and persuasively argues that human survival depends on bottom-up, citizen-driven government action
  • A new father, Hertsgaard was growing increasingly anxious and despondent about climate change and the world his child would inherit. His new book is his investigation into the techniques that could allow his daughter and her generation "to survive the challenges ahead." This readable, passionate book is surprisingly optimistic: Seattle, Chicago, and New York are making long-term, comprehensive plans for flooding and drought. Impoverished farmers in the already drought-stricken African Sahel have discovered how to substantially improve yields and decrease malnutrition by growing trees among their crops, and the technique has spread across the region; Bangladeshis, some of the poorest and most flood-vulnerable yet resilient people on earth, are developing imaginative innovations such as weaving floating gardens from water hyacinth that lift with rising water. Contrasting the Netherland's 200-year flood plans to the New Orleans Katrina disaster, Hertsgaard points out that social structures, even more than technology, will determine success, and persuasively argues that human survival depends on bottom-up, citizen-driven government action
Summary
A journalist who has studied global warming for two decades makes recommendations for navigating a world dangerously impacted by climate change, covering such topics as rising temperatures, dwindling water supplies, and cataclysmic storms
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
374086
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
304.2/5
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
LC item number
H47 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
living through the next fifty years on earth
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Hot : living through the next fifty years on earth, Mark Hertsgaard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-318) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: growing up under global warming -- Living through the storm -- Three feet of water -- My daughter's earth -- Ask the climate question -- The two-hundred-year plan -- Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? -- In vino veritas: the business of climate adaption -- How will we feed ourselves? -- While the rich avert their eyes -- "This was a crime" -- Epilogue: Chiara in the year 2020
Control code
18863017
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780618826124
Lccn
2010012416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn505420759
  • (OCoLC)505420759
Label
Hot : living through the next fifty years on earth, Mark Hertsgaard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: growing up under global warming -- Living through the storm -- Three feet of water -- My daughter's earth -- Ask the climate question -- The two-hundred-year plan -- Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? -- In vino veritas: the business of climate adaption -- How will we feed ourselves? -- While the rich avert their eyes -- "This was a crime" -- Epilogue: Chiara in the year 2020
Control code
18863017
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780618826124
Lccn
2010012416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn505420759
  • (OCoLC)505420759

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