Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth

Large Print - 2011
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"For twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard investigated climate change, but it took the birth of his daughter to bring the truth home. Another revelation came when expert advised that, without doubt, global warming had arrived, more than a hundred years earlier than expected. Now, with his daughter and the next generatin in mind, Hertsgaard delivers a resounding, motivating message of hope that will spur activism among parents, college students, and all readers. He gives specifics about what we can expect in the next fifty years: Chicago's climate transformed to resemble Houston's; the loss of cherished crops and luxuries, such as California wines; the redesign of U.S. cities. Addressing problems we'll face very soon and revealing where they'll be most serious, Hertsgaard offers "pictures" of what unbiased experts expect, and looks at who is taking wise, creative precautions. 'Hot' is, finally, a book about how we'll survive" --Cover, p. 4.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., c2011.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781611730128
Branch Call Number: L.P. 304.25 Her
Characteristics: 574 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Aug 31, 2011

This book puts it very bluntly, global warming and climate change is here whether you like or not. But this book offers alternatives that could decide our fate in fifty years. It's a good read and an eye opener so don't miss it.

Mar 29, 2011

Global warming will impact humans in the future, but this book is just blatant emotional manipulation.

Mar 06, 2011

I found this book quite riveting and hard to put down. It is not apocalyptic in tone and the author reviews many efforts by humans around the world as they tackle the most serious problem humans have ever faced. I recommend that everyone read this book. It is an excellent starting point for discussion of the problem.


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