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About the Author

Jeff Goodell is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and the author of five books, including How to Cool the Planet, which won the 2011 Grantham Prize Award of Special Merit; Sunnyvale, a memoir of growing up in Silicon Valley; and Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future.

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The Best American Science Writing 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2022 (2022) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares

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Data de nascimento
20th Century
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Palo Alto, California, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Educação
University of California, Berkeley
Columbia University
Ocupações
author
editor

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Are you ready for bad news? If you own or have a partnership interest in any beachfront property in South Florida, it’s time to sell. The disappearing ice shelves in Antarctica should result in a significantly rising Atlantic Ocean in twenty years or less, and Florida isn’t that far above sea level.

Even if your property is inlands all those septic tanks built before municipal sewage lines could start floating to the surface....maybe even the buried remains of Jackie Gleason, Meyer Lansky and a few other non-celebrities.

Regular floods from high seas and hurricanes already disrupt Florida sewage systems leaving really high coliform counts in the water.

Know what that means?

Yup. You’re swimming in it.

Cruise ships aside, it’s also a pretty good time to book that once-in-a-lifetime trip to Venice, Italy. Multi-billion dollar efforts to save the architectual treasures of San Marco Square are unlikely to succeed.

And lower Manhattan residents, if you thought Hurricane Sandy was a one-off you’ve got another thing coming: make America soggy again!

It’s probably impolite of me to make fun of this. Millions will lose their homes and governments around the world aren’t doing nearly enough to slow climate change or convince people to move away from low-lying properties near vulnerable coastlines.

Migration will grow to much higher levels than we’ve seen in the last few years so the status quo won’t work.

Let’s get on it folks.

… (mais)
 
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MylesKesten | 13 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
A well written book that details different aspects of the impacts of our warming planet. He visits with and shares the stories of different individuals who are researching and dealing with the impacts of climate change. Included are his own travels to parts of the planet, including the South Pole and the Canadian Arctic, where change is happening today. A compelling series of stories that gave me a new perspective on where we are headed, like it or not!
 
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tgeorge2348 | 9 outras críticas | Jan 19, 2024 |
An honest look at the current rise in global temperature and all aspects of life it touches. The depressing reality is peppered with the ways people are actually trying to fix the problem, which only adds temporary relief to this grim reality. Excellent.
 
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KallieGrace | 9 outras críticas | Jan 18, 2024 |
A very informative yet easy to read non-fiction diving into the evidence and impact of climate change, and the importance of everyone’s involvement in reducing our carbon footprint. A must read.
 
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HauntedTaco13 | 9 outras críticas | Dec 29, 2023 |

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