The Flooded Earth

Our Future in a World Without Ice Caps (Large Print 16pt)

By Peter D. Ward
(ReadHowYouWant, Paperback, Large Print, 9781458722393, 508pp.)

Publication Date: November 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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Sea level rise will happen no matter what we do. Even if we stopped all carbon dioxide emissions today, the seas would rise one meter by 2050 and three meters by 2100. This not drought, species extinction, or excessive heat waves will be the most catastrophic effect of global warming. And it won't simply redraw our coastlines agriculture, electrical and fiber optic systems, and shipping will be changed forever. As icebound regions melt, new sources of oil, gas, minerals, and arable land will be revealed, as will fierce geopolitical battles over who owns the rights to them.In The Flooded Earth, species extinction expert Peter Ward describes in intricate detail what our world will look like in 2050, 2100, 2300, and beyond a blueprint for a foreseeable future. Ward also explains what politicians and policymakers around the world should be doing now to head off the worst consequences of an inevitable transformation.



NPR
Saturday, Jul 3, 2010

In his new book, Flooded Earth, Peter D. Ward argues that even if humans stopped all carbon dioxide emissions today, the oceans will still rise up to 3 feet by 2050, wreaking havoc on many coastal cities and their infrastructure. In the worst case scenario, Ward tells host Guy Raz, the world may see water levels rise as much as 65 feet by 2300 causing massive human migration and a spread of tropical diseases. More at NPR.org

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