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The flooded earth : our future in a world without ice caps

Author: Peter D Ward
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"By 2050: the sea will rise by 2 to 3 feet. Wealthy coastal cities will fight the rising water with dykes and levees; others will lose their underground infrastructure (including electric and fiber optic systems), and face building collapses." "By 2300: the sea will rise by 65 feet. As Antarctica melts, massive floating icebergs will interfere with shipping in the southern hemisphere. The world's geography will
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D Ward
ISBN: 9780465009497 0465009492 9780465029051 0465029051
OCLC Number: 246894057
Description: vii, 261 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Miami beached --
Rising sea --
Rising carbon dioxide --
Flood of humans --
Feeding humanity amid rising sea level --
Greenland, Antarctica, and sea level --
Flooding of coastal countries and cities --
Extinction? --
Stopping catastrophic sea level rise.
Responsibility: Peter D. Ward.

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Rising sea levels will not extinguish humanity, but they will transform human life as we know it. An eminent scientist explains what our world will look like  Read more...

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Kirkus "NASA astrobiologist [Peter] Ward describes the disastrous changes that can be expected as sea levels continue their accelerating rise due to global warming... a blunt, vivid warning." Read more...

 
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