Drought, Flood, Fire

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Droughts, floods, and fires impact millions of people and cost billions every year. Climate change is making these catastrophes more dangerous – NOW. This book describes how and why by combining the latest science with compelling stories to provide a timely, accessible, and beautifully written account of this critical topic.

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Every year, droughts, floods, and fires impact hundreds of millions of people and cause massive economic losses. Climate change is making these catastrophes more dangerous. Now. Not in the future: NOW. This book describes how and why climate change is already fomenting dire consequences, and will certainly make climate disasters worse in the near future. Chris C. Funk combines the latest science with compelling stories, providing a timely, accessible, and beautifully-written synopsis of this critical topic. The book describes our unique and fragile Earth system, and the negative impacts humans are having on our support systems. It then examines recent disasters, including heat waves, extreme precipitation, hurricanes, fires, El Niños and La Niñas, and their human consequences. By clearly describing the dangerous impacts that are already occurring, Funk provides a clarion call for social change, yet also conveys the beauty and wonder of our planet, and hope for our collective future.

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Weight 0.53 kg
Dimensions 22.2 × 14.4 × 2.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

viii, 325

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

363.341 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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