Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New Book out on Global Warming

EARTH UNDER FIRE: HOW GLOBAL WARMING IS CHANGING THE WORLD

Written and photographed by GARY BRAASCH

"The best book on global warming I've read this year."
-- Mark Hertsgaard, author of Earth Odyssey (14 December 2007)

Endorsed by Bill McKibben, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Scientific American

Published October 2007 by University of California Press

Based on an eight year project (documented at http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org), this book surveys the science behind climate change and introduces native people, lifelong observers, scientists, and others who are experiencing changes right now. Alongside Braasch's compelling words and images, essays by eminent scientists discuss the impacts of climate change on the oceans, biodiversity, fresh water, mountain cultures, plants and animals, and our health. EARTH UNDER FIRE: HOW GLOBAL WARMING IS CHANGING THE WORLD also offers an upbeat and intelligent account of how we can lessen the effects.

"Earth Under Fire is that rare book, a vivid and consequential work that needs to be held, studied, and pondered. No one who reads this can ignore our collective destiny."
--Paul Hawken, author of Blessed Unrest and The Ecology of Commerce

You can preview and link to order here, or you can order it from your local library. I just did!

1 comment:

Flat Stanley said...

Please email Obama and McCain and tell them to make their campaigns carbon neutral. They talk a big game about environmental reform, but it is empty rhetoric if they don't take the lead in their campaigns.

Obama...
http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/contact2

McCain...
http://www.johnmccain.com/Contact/

Washington Times Story... http://washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080219/NATION/576162886/1001

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