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    DescriptionPossibly the most graphic treatment of global warming that has yet been published, "Six Degrees" is what readers of Al Gore's best-selling "An Inconvenient Truth" or Ross Gelbspan's "Boiling Point" will turn to next. Written by the acclaimed author of "High Tide," this highly relevant and compelling book uses accessible journalistic prose to distill what environmental scientists portend about the consequences of human pollution for the next hundred years. In 2001, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a landmark report projecting average global surface temperatures to rise between 1.4 degrees and 5.8 degrees Celsius (roughly 2 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of this century. Based on this forecast, author Mark Lynas outlines what to expect from a warming world, degree by degree. At 1 degree Celsius, most coral reefs and many mountain glaciers will be lost. A 3-degree rise would spell the collapse of the Amazon rainforest, disappearance of Greenland's ice sheet, and the creation of deserts across the Midwestern United States and southern Africa. A 6-degree increase would eliminate most life on Earth, including much of humanity. Based on authoritative scientific articles, the latest computer models, and information about past warm events in Earth history, "Six Degrees" promises to be an eye-opening warning that humanity will ignore at its peril.

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    Six Degrees
    Our Future on a Hotter Planet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Lynas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 335
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    ISBN 13: 9781426203855
    ISBN 10: 1426203853

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 551.6
    BIC subject category V2: RBP
    DC22: 551.6
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000, NAT036000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000
    B&T Approval Code: A58603600, A61010000
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    LC classification: QC981.8.G56 L983 2008
    National Geographic Books
    Imprint name
    National Geographic Books
    Publication date
    07 October 2008
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    Author Information
    Mark Lynas, a journalist, campaigner, and broadcast commentator on environmental issues, is the author of High Tide: News from a Warming World. He is a contributor to periodicals including New Statesman, Ecologist, Granta, and Geographical, and to the Guardian and Observer newspapers in the United Kingdom.