Six Degrees

Six Degrees

Our Future On A Hotter Planet

Book - 2008
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In accessible journalistic prose, author Lynas distills what environmental scientists predict about the consequences of human pollution for the next hundred years, degree by degree. At 1 degree Celsius, most coral reefs and many mountain glaciers will be lost. A 3-degree rise would spell the collapse of the Amazon rainforest, disappearance of Greenland's ice sheet, and the creation of deserts across the Midwestern United States and southern Africa. A 6-degree increase would eliminate most life on Earth, including much of humanity. Based on authoritative scientific articles, the latest computer models, and information about past warm events in Earth history, this promises to be an eye-opening warning that humanity will ignore at its peril.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2008.
ISBN: 9781426202131
142620213X
Characteristics: 335 p. ; 24 cm.

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800kw0rm_31337
Aug 29, 2017

Absolutely some of the most timely and relevant information we have access to right now. Please, check this out. ...Maybe even do what I did: watch the documentary, Six Degrees, first, and refer to the book to help process the material later. It is an awful lot to take in at once, and the book helps me keep my facts straight.

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WendyLC
Jun 06, 2017

depressing as can be. Not that old and some of the predictions have already come true. Well done, but you'll want to strangle yourself before you're halfway through.

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mcmbpl
Nov 22, 2011

better to wait for later book The God species: How the planet can survive the age of humans.
Economist.
thesis is that continued capitalist growth is a good thing.

favors nuclear.

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