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Description - Forecast by Stephan Faris

Climate change has already been altering lives on our planet for a generation: the critically acclaimed Forecast shows, through Stephan Faris' vivid on-the-ground reporting, that there are unanticipated and surprising effects - some catastrophic and some positive - right around the corner. Global warming will spur the spread of many diseases. The warming world will shift huge populations and potentially redraw political alliances around the globe, driving environmentalists into the hands of anti-immigrant groups. America's coasts are already more difficult places to live as increasing insurance rates make the Gulf Coast and other gorgeous spots prohibitively expensive. Crops will fail in previously lush places and thrive in some formerly barren zones, altering huge industries and remaking traditions. Water scarcity has the potential to inflame and draw the United States into multiple conflicts. Told through the narratives of current, past, and future events, the result of astonishingly wide travel and reporting, "Forecast" is a powerful, gracefully written account that opens our eyes about this most urgent issue and how it has altered and will alter our world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805090840
ISBN-10: 0805090843
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephan Faris

Stephan Faris is a journalist who specializes in writing about the developing world. Since 2000, he has covered Africa, the Middle East, and China for publications including Time, Fortune, The Atlantic Monthly, and Salon. He has lived in Nigeria, Kenya, Turkey, and China. He now lives in Italy with his wife and son.