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Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley

Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley

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By (author) Stephan Faris, Narrator Mel Foster

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 190mm x 14mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 6 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1400160588
  • ISBN 13: 9781400160587
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged

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While reporting just outside of Darfur, Stephan Faris discovered that climate change was at the root of that conflict, and he began to wonder what current and impending--and largely unanticipated--crises such changes have in store for the world. "Forecast" provides the answers. Global warming will spur the spread of many diseases. Italy has already experienced its first climate-change epidemic of a tropical disease, and malaria is gaining ground in Africa. 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 in India and Pakistan have the potential to inflame the conflict in Kashmir to unprecedented levels and draw the United States into the troubles there and elsewhere. Told through the narratives of current, past, and future events, the result of astonishingly wide travel and reporting, "Forecast" is a powerful, gracefully written, eye-opening account of this most urgent issue and how it has altered and will alter our world.

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Stephan Faris, a journalist who specializes in writing about the developing world, has written articles for "Time," "Fortune," the "Atlantic Monthly," and other publications. Mel Foster has narrated over 150 audiobooks and has won several awards. Twice an Audie finalist for "1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History" by Charles Bracelen Flood and "Finding God in Unexpected Places" by Philip Yancey, he won for the latter title.

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""Narrator Mel Foster has a deep, resonant voice that clearly enunciates the book's themes with credibility and intelligence."" ---AudioFile