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Climate wars

Author: Gwynne Dyer
Publisher: [Toronto] : Random House Canada, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that the average global temperature will rise between 2 degrees and 6.4 degrees Celsius by the end of this century. These are conservative estimates, based on a lowest-common-denominator consensus among scientists and further watered down by governments. They make no allowance for feedback phenomena and potential runaway heating. But a World Bank study in India  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gwynne Dyer
ISBN: 9780307355836 0307355837
OCLC Number: 213525729
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The year 2045 --
The geopolitics of climate change --
Russia, 2019 --
An inevitable crisis --
United States, 2029 --
Feedbacks: how much, how fast? --
Northern India, 2036 --
We can fix this ... --
A happy tale --
... But probably not in time --
China, 2042 --
Emergency measures --
Wipeout --
Childhood's end.
Responsibility: Gwynne Dyer.

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"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that the average global temperature will rise between 2 degrees and 6.4 degrees Celsius by the end of this century. These are conservative estimates, based on a lowest-common-denominator consensus among scientists and further watered down by governments. They make no allowance for feedback phenomena and potential runaway heating. But a World Bank study in India last year suggested that even 2 degrees hotter means a 25 percent cut in Indian food production. The core problem with climate changes is not sea level rise or bio-diversity; it is food supply."--Provided by publisher.

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