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This is the way the world ends : how droughts and die-offs, heat waves and hurricanes are converging on America, Jeff Nesbit

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This is the way the world ends : how droughts and die-offs, heat waves and hurricanes are converging on America
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This is the way the world ends
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how droughts and die-offs, heat waves and hurricanes are converging on America
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Jeff Nesbit
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eng
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The world itself won't end, of course. Only ours will: our livelihoods, our homes, our cultures. And we're squarely at the tipping point. Longer droughts in the Middle East. Growing desertification in China and Africa. The monsoon season shrinking in India. Amped-up heat waves in Australia. More intense hurricanes reaching America. Water wars in the Horn of Africa. Rebellions, refugees and starving children across the globe. These are not disconnected events. These are the pieces of a larger puzzle that environmental expert Jeff Nesbit puts together. Unless we start addressing the causes of climate change and stop simply navigating its effects, we will be facing a series of unstoppable catastrophes by the time our preschoolers graduate from college. Our world is in trouble--right now. This Is the Way the World Ends tells the real stories of the substantial impacts to Earth's systems unfolding across each continent. The bad news? Within two decades or so, our carbon budget will reach a point of no return. But there's good news. Like every significant challenge we've faced-from creating civilization in the shadow of the last ice age to the Industrial Revolution-we can get out of this box canyon by understanding the realities and changing the worn-out climate conversation to one that's relevant to every person. Nesbit provides a clear blueprint for real-time, workable solutions we can tackle together.--
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  • Combating climate change and its consequences is an urgent task because humanity needs to save not the planet but itself, declares former White House staffer Nesbit (Poison Tea) in this nonpartisan call-to-arms. He quotes scientists in fields ranging from glaciology to meteorology, showing how species essential to human agriculture, like the animals that pollinate flowers, and natural structures like the ocean’s coral reefs are already reacting to climbing global temperatures. He also surveys news stories to show that rising waters and encroaching deserts are causing and will continue to cause refugee and hunger crises. With internal documents from corporations like Nestle (via WikiLeaks) revealing that many of the world’s largest businesses are already planning for climate change, Nesbit has little patience for partisan bickering and scientific naysayers. “Climate change needs to stop being a political issue,” he states. Solutions exist—in particular, he is a proponent of establishing a carbon price of $40 per ton for energy producers—but if politicians don’t wake up soon, Nesbit warns, humanity’s chance to mitigate the damage will be lost. This vital summary of dire facts offers no-nonsense proposals for a way forward. (Sept.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 06/25/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 26, p)
  • A passionate overview of human-induced global warming whose effect on climate, agriculture, ecosystems, and extinction is approaching a point of no return. In 30 short yet detailed chapters, journalist Nesbit (Poison Tea: How Big Oil and Big Tobacco Invented the Tea Party and Captured the GOP, 2016)—a former White House communications official who is now the executive director of Climate Nexus—explains the science behind climate change, how it affects specific nations today, and the far more dismal afflictions that are just around the corner unless nations can get their acts together. The 10 hottest years in human history have occurred since the turn of the century. The major cause, atmospheric carbon dioxide, is not only rising faster than ever, but will continue to rise for decades after we stop adding to it—which we are doing at an alarming rate. Shrinking ice at the Earth's poles may be of less concern than the vanishing snowpack and glaciers at the so-called "Third Pole": the Himalayas, which serve as a source of water for over 1 billion people. Readers may find modest hope in the obligatory how-to-fix-it final chapters. Many world leaders worry about climate change, and some are trying to help. This is not the case in the United States, where, bizarrely, the subject has become politicized. Democrats accept its reality, and Nesbit praises former President Barack Obama for his warnings, neglecting to add that he took no action. Still, this is preferable to Congressional Republicans who consider it a liberal affectation. Thus, offended on discovering a CIA research project on the effect of global warming on national security, they cut off funding. An above-average example of the stream of similar books pouring off the presses. That there is a large audience for this genre is a cause for optimism—perhaps the only one. (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2018)
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10729373
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Nesbit, Jeffrey Asher
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363.7
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Global environmental change
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Global environmental change
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how droughts and die-offs, heat waves and hurricanes are converging on America
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This is the way the world ends : how droughts and die-offs, heat waves and hurricanes are converging on America, Jeff Nesbit
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-306) and index
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First edition.
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xvii, 316 pages
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9781250160461
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2018011503
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This is the way the world ends : how droughts and die-offs, heat waves and hurricanes are converging on America, Jeff Nesbit
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-306) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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on1041201968
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25 cm
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First edition.
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xvii, 316 pages
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9781250160461
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2018011503
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1041201968

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