9780061726880

The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes from a Climate-changed Planet

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  • ISBN13:

    9780061726880

  • ISBN10:

    0061726885

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/3/2010
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
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Summary

Written by one of America's foremost experts on climate change, "The Weather of the Future" offers a provocative forecast of what different parts of the world could look like in the year 2050 if we do not reduce carbon emissions from current levels.

Table of Contents

List of Mapsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Your Weather is Your Climate
Climate and Weather Togetherp. 3
Seeing Climate Change in Our Pastp. 12
The Science of Predictionp. 31
Extreme Weather Autopsies and the Forty-Year Forecastp. 50
The Weather of the Future
The Sahel, Africap. 63
The Great Barrier Reef, Australiap. 89
Central Valley, Californiap. 115
The Arctic, Part One: Inuit Nunaat, Canadap. 149
The Arctic, Part Two: Greenlandp. 173
Dhaka, Bangladeshp. 197
New York, New Yorkp. 227
The Trillionth Tonp. 261
United States Climate Change Almanacp. 273
New York Statisticsp. 297
The World's Most Vulnerable Placesp. 299
Notesp. 303
Acknowledgmentsp. 313
Indexp. 317
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