Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Climate Change

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Jim Motavalli
Psychology Press, 2004 - Nature - 194 pages
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For an increasing number of people, global warming is not an academic and scientific debate, but a matter of survival. As the planet warms at a rate of four degrees Fahrenheit per century, violent storms are increasing in frequency, icebergs are melting, sea level is rising, species are losing their habitats, and temperature records are being broken. Feeling the Heat consists of chapter-length visits by well-known authors to actual world "hot" spots, where people are already coping day-to-day with the consequences of climactic disruption. The locations for the book were strategically chosen because each represents a separate and important global warming impact, such as rising tides, melting glaciers, evolving ecosystems and air pollution. Feeling the Heat takes global warming out of the realm of armchair speculation and arcane scientific debate, revealing the process of climate change to be ongoing, serious and immediate.
  

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Contents

HUMAN IMPACTS
9
Planning Ahead
25
Urban Anxiety
39
Islands under Siege
61
Clouds Cot in the Way
79
Photo Essay
93
The Ice Retreats
95
Marine Migrations
111
Reefs at Risk
127
The Incredible
141
The Ice Is Moving
157
Author Biographies
173
About E Magazine
183
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Jim Motavalli is the editor of E: The Environmental Magazine, an award-winning bi-monthly, and author of the books Forward Drive and Breaking Gridlock. He writes on environmental subjects for The New York Times, Salon, and many other publications. He also hosts a public affairs radio show and teaches journalism in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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