The Flooded Earth: Our Future in a World without Ice Caps (BOK)

Peter Douglas Ward

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Renowned paleontologist Peter Ward tells why the effects of sea-level rise from global warming will be more profound than you think - and how humanity will adapt. 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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Peter Douglas Ward
Forlag
Perseus-Basic Books
ISBN 9780465029051
Antall sider 272 Dimensjoner 14,5cm x 22,4cm x 2cm
Vekt 318 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Climate change, Social impact of environmental issues