Global Warming Unchecked

Global Warming Unchecked : Signs to Watch for

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A field guide to the greenhouse effect, "Global Warming Unchecked" focuses on the near-term changes in weather patterns we can watch for as signs of global warming. According to Harold W. Bernard, Jr., the headline-making weather events of the 1980s - droughts, heat waves, and exceptionally strong hurricanes were ominous harbingers of our climatic future. The weather patterns of the 1990s may offer compelling evidence that we have crossed the Rubicon of global warming. Far from simply offering unsubstantiated predictions, however, Bernard discusses in detail the reasons behind his forecasts. He addresses the whys and hows of global warming and describes, on a regional basis, the likely climatic, environmental, economic, and societal impacts of the greenhouse effect in the United States over the next half-century or so. "Global Warming Unchecked" warns of the converging crises of climate and energy in the United States. By working now to forestall one crisis, we can forestall the other, through the development of alternative energy sources - if the citizens of the U.S. have the courage and foresight to act. "Technology and science aren't the answer", Bernard admonishes - "People are".show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0253311780
  • 9780253311788

Table of contents

Preface PART I The Immerdiate Future 1. The Warning of the 1980s 2. The Great Drought of the 1990s 3. Supercane: 800 Millibars 4. Paying the Price in the 1990s 5. DonOt Put Away Your Parka and Snow Shovel Yet PART II Greenhouse Gases, Climate Models, and Global Forecasts 6. Pogo Was Right (WeOve Met the Enemy and He Is US) 7. How DO We Know WhatOs Going to Happen? 8. Crocodiles in New York PART III Regional Consquences: The United States 9. The West 10. The Great Plains and Midwest 11. The East and South PART IV The American Challenge 12. Converging Crises: Climate and Energy 13. Is There Any Hope? 14. Signs to Watch For Glossary Indexshow more