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No rain in the Amazon : how South America's climate change affects the entire planet

Author: Nikolas Kozloff
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Though many people living in the Global North know about climate change in the abstract, few are aware that global warming already has exacted a huge toll on the tropics. South America is struggling against ravages to its environment. In Peru, Andean glaciers are melting at an alarming rate, thus endangering water supplies. Arising out of the Pacific Ocean, El Nino storms have pummeled Peru's coastline. Across the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nikolas Kozloff
ISBN: 9780230614765 0230614760
OCLC Number: 433549509
Description: 245 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The global North fails to act --
Living in an age of extremes --
Carbon conundrum --
Cattle and the "carbon bomb" --
Soy is king --
Deforestation dilemma --
The "clean energy" trap --
Epilogue : food and farmers in an era of climatic uncertainty.
Responsibility: Nikolas Kozloff.
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South of the equator lies the key to the planet's health - the Amazon rainforest. Drawing on unique access to South American leaders, Kozloff argues that cooperation between the world's countries is  Read more...

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