Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth (Hardback)
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Short Description for Hot "Mark Hertsgaard is the master of a kind of travelogue reporting that lets you understand possibilities and problems in a deep way. But this time, one of the places he's traveling to is the near future, and the news he brings back is equal parts scary, invigorating, and full of challenge. This is an important book."--Bill McKibben.
- Published: 19 January 2011
- Format: Hardback 339 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780618826124 ISBN 10: 0618826122
- Sales rank: 292,318
Full description for Hot
A fresh take on climate change by a renowned journalist driven to protect his daughter, your kids, and the next generation who'll inherit the problem For twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming for outlets including the" New Yorker, NPR, Time, Vanity Fair, "and "The Nation. "But the full truth did not hit home until he became a father and, soon thereafter, learned that climate change had already arrived―a century earlier than forecast―with impacts bound to worsen for decades to come. Hertsgaard's daughter Chiara, now five yea rs old, is part of what he has dubbed "Generation Hot"--the two billion young people worldwide who will spend the rest of their lives coping with mounting climate disruption. """HOT "is a father's cry against climate change, but most of the book focuses on s olutions, offering a deeply reported blueprint for how all of us―as parents, communities, companies and countries―can navigate this unavoidable new era. Combining reporting from across the nation and around the world with personal reflections on his daugh ter's future, Hertsgaard provides "pictures" of what is expected over the next fifty years: Chicago's climate transformed to resemble Houston's; dwindling water supplies and crop yields at home and abroad; the redesign of New York and other cities against mega-storms and sea-level rise. Above all, he shows who is taking wise, creative precautions. For in the end, "HOT "is a book about how we'll survive.