This Is the Way the World Ends

This Is the Way the World Ends

How Droughts and Die-offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes Are Converging on America

Book - 2018
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The world itself won't end, of course. Only ours will: our livelihoods, our homes, our cultures. And we're squarely at the tipping point. Longer droughts in the Middle East. Growing desertification in China and Africa. The monsoon season shrinking in India. Amped-up heat waves in Australia. More intense hurricanes reaching America. Water wars in the Horn of Africa. Rebellions, refugees and starving children across the globe. These are not disconnected events. These are the pieces of a larger puzzle that environmental expert Jeff Nesbit puts together. Unless we start addressing the causes of climate change and stop simply navigating its effects, we will be facing a series of unstoppable catastrophes by the time our preschoolers graduate from college. Our world is in trouble--right now. This Is the Way the World Ends tells the real stories of the substantial impacts to Earth's systems unfolding across each continent. The bad news? Within two decades or so, our carbon budget will reach a point of no return. But there's good news. Like every significant challenge we've faced-from creating civilization in the shadow of the last ice age to the Industrial Revolution-we can get out of this box canyon by understanding the realities and changing the worn-out climate conversation to one that's relevant to every person. Nesbit provides a clear blueprint for real-time, workable solutions we can tackle together.--
Publisher: New York :, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250160461
Branch Call Number: 363.7 NE
Characteristics: xvii, 316 pages ; 25 cm


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May 24, 2019

It's not too late. If we each act now to curtail our personal carbon footprint the Earth has the potential to recover and support a human population of about 10 billion humans for thousands of years to come. Everyone must amediatley give up driving gasoline and diesel cars and trucks. Buy an electric car if you can, bike, walk or ride public transit. If you cook with gas start using electric appliances more; check out a microwave cookbook from the library.
If you heat with gas or God forbid diesel convert to electric as soon as possible. If we all do our part we can slow global warming enough to prevent "The End of the World"


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