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The Resource Betting the farm on a drought : stories from the front lines of climate change, Seamus McGraw

Betting the farm on a drought : stories from the front lines of climate change, Seamus McGraw

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Betting the farm on a drought : stories from the front lines of climate change
Title
Betting the farm on a drought
Title remainder
stories from the front lines of climate change
Statement of responsibility
Seamus McGraw
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shows how farmers, ranchers, and fisherman--many of whom are not ideologically inclined to believe in man-made climate change--are affected by extreme weather, and the risks they are taking to deal with it
Summary
This book takes a survey of climate change today: it lays out for the everyman what is happening, why it's happening, and what some people are doing about it. But rather than get mired in polemics or scientific jargon, as so many other books have done, Tempest tackles the issue through the people who are dealing with it -- scientists, yes, but also fishermen and farmers who, even if they're not ready to concede global warming is a manmade problem, are adapting to a world of stronger storms and more intense droughts in creative ways. By telling such human stories, McGraw hopes to move readers beyond partisan divisions and into the much-needed common ground. Otherwise, as he says, "if the melting ice caps and rising oceans don't get us, we're all going to drown in the viscera of each other's gored oxen."
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10411433
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McGraw, Seamus
Dewey number
363.738/740973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Climatic changes
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • Climatic changes
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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stories from the front lines of climate change
Label
Betting the farm on a drought : stories from the front lines of climate change, Seamus McGraw
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sundance -- Comfortable in our ignorance -- Kindergarten in a fallout shelter -- Preaching to the choir -- Running from a grizzly in your slippers -- The other white meat -- Flying by wire -- Notes from the ivory clock tower -- "I never met a liberal before" -- The year the creeks stopped freezing -- "It's what I do" -- Penguins tumbling off an ice sheet
Control code
ocn893721369
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780292756618
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014027613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893721369
Label
Betting the farm on a drought : stories from the front lines of climate change, Seamus McGraw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Sundance -- Comfortable in our ignorance -- Kindergarten in a fallout shelter -- Preaching to the choir -- Running from a grizzly in your slippers -- The other white meat -- Flying by wire -- Notes from the ivory clock tower -- "I never met a liberal before" -- The year the creeks stopped freezing -- "It's what I do" -- Penguins tumbling off an ice sheet
Control code
ocn893721369
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780292756618
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014027613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893721369

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