The Resource Forecast : the consequences of climate change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley, Stephan Faris

Forecast : the consequences of climate change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley, Stephan Faris

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Forecast : the consequences of climate change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley
Title
Forecast
Title remainder
the consequences of climate change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley
Statement of responsibility
Stephan Faris
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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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DLC
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Faris, Stephan
Dewey number
304.2/5
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.C5
LC item number
F343 2009
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QC981.8.C5
NAL item number
F343 2009
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Klimaänderung
  • Sozialer Wandel
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Forecast : the consequences of climate change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley, Stephan Faris
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-232) 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
Introduction -- "Things will break loose from the hands of the wise men" : Darfur, scarcity, and conflict -- "We're the far country" : the Gulf Coast, warming waters, and the flight from paradise -- "A spectacular bit of growth as times get hard" : Europe, migration, and political backlash -- "At a new frontier" : Brazil, unsettled ecosystems, and disease -- "Beautiful country" : the West Coast, hotter summers, and the grape harvest -- "Everything is late in Churchill" : the Arctic, melting ice, and the new land grab -- "An elemental kind of existential threat" : South Asia, disappearing glaciers, and regional catastrophe -- Epilogue
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034680946
Label
Forecast : the consequences of climate change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley, Stephan Faris
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-232) 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
Introduction -- "Things will break loose from the hands of the wise men" : Darfur, scarcity, and conflict -- "We're the far country" : the Gulf Coast, warming waters, and the flight from paradise -- "A spectacular bit of growth as times get hard" : Europe, migration, and political backlash -- "At a new frontier" : Brazil, unsettled ecosystems, and disease -- "Beautiful country" : the West Coast, hotter summers, and the grape harvest -- "Everything is late in Churchill" : the Arctic, melting ice, and the new land grab -- "An elemental kind of existential threat" : South Asia, disappearing glaciers, and regional catastrophe -- Epilogue
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034680946

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