Our Future on a Hotter Planet
By (author) Mark Lynas
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Six Degrees by Mark Lynas
Book DescriptionPossibly the most graphic treatment of global warming that has yet been published, Six Degrees is what readers of Al Gore's best-selling An Inconvenient Truth or Ross Gelbspan's Boiling Point will turn to next. Written by the acclaimed author of High Tide , this highly relevant and compelling book uses accessible journalistic prose to distill what environmental scientists portend about the consequences of human pollution for the next hundred years. In 2001, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a landmark report projecting average global surface temperatures to rise between 1.4 degrees and 5.8 degrees Celsius (roughly 2 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of this century. Based on this forecast, author Mark Lynas outlines what to expect from a warming world, degree by degree. At 1 degree Celsius, most coral reefs and many mountain glaciers will be lost. A 3-degree rise would spell the collapse of the Amazon rainforest, disappearance of Greenland's ice sheet, and the creation of deserts across the Midwestern United States and southern Africa. A 6-degree increase would eliminate most life on Earth, including much of humanity. Based on authoritative scientific articles, the latest computer models, and information about past warm events in Earth history, Six Degrees promises to be an eye-opening warning that humanity will ignore at its peril.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781426203855
(226mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: National Geographic Books
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark Lynas
Nuclear 2.0, Paperback (June 2013)
A book that re-evaluates the role that nuclear energy has to play in a green future.
God Species, Paperback (February 2012)
The green movement has got it very wrong.
Six Degrees, Paperback (February 2008)
An eye-opening and vital account of the future of our earth, and our civilisation, if current rates of global warming persist, by the highly acclaimed author of 'High Tide'.
Carbon Calculator, Paperback (March 2007)» View all books by Mark Lynas
How to calculate your carbon footprint and practical tips on how to reduce it.
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Author Biography - Mark Lynas
Mark Lynas, a journalist, campaigner, and broadcast commentator on environmental issues, is the author of High Tide: News from a Warming World. He is a contributor to periodicals including New Statesman, Ecologist, Granta, and Geographical, and to the Guardian and Observer newspapers in the United Kingdom.
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