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Living Through The Next Fifty Years On Earth

By Mark Hertsgaard, 1956-

A fresh take on climate change by a renowned journalist driven to protect his daughter, your kids, and the next generation who’ll inherit the problem

For twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming for outlets including the New Yorker, NPR, Time, Vanity Fair, and The Nation. But the full truth did not hit home until he became a father and, soon thereafter, learned that climate change had already arrived―a century earlier than forecast―with impacts bound to worsen for decades to come. Hertsgaard's daughter Chiara, now five yea rs old, is part of what he has dubbed "Generation Hot"--the two billion young people worldwide who will spend the rest of their lives coping with mounting climate disruption.

HOT is a father's cry against climate change, but most of the book focuses on s olutions, offering a deeply reported blueprint for how all of us―as parents, communities, companies and countries―can navigate this unavoidable new era. Combining reporting from across the nation and around the world with personal reflections on his daugh ter’s future, Hertsgaard provides "pictures" of what is expected over the next fifty years: Chicago’s climate transformed to resemble Houston’s; dwindling water supplies and crop yields at home and abroad; the redesign of New York and other cities against mega-storms and sea-level rise. Above all, he shows who is taking wise, creative precautions. For in the end, HOT is a book about how we’ll survive.

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Book

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  • 304.25 Her, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2011

ISBN

9780618826124


Format: Book
Author: Hertsgaard, Mark, 1956-
Title: Hot : living through the next fifty years on earth / Mark Hertsgaard.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Subject: Global warming Climatic changes Global environmental change Human beings -- Effect of climate on
Isbn: 9780618826124 0618826122
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 304.25 Her
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Bib Id: 351461

Format: Book
Author: Hertsgaard, Mark, 1956-
Title: Hot : living through the next fifty years on earth / Mark Hertsgaard.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Description: 339 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Global warming
Subjects: Climatic changes
Subjects: Global environmental change
Subjects: Human beings -- Effect of climate on
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2010012416
ISBN: 9780618826124
ISBN: 0618826122
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 304.25 Her