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Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth

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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.
On a quest to protect the next generation from mounting climate change, renowned journalist Mark Hertsgaard offers a deeply reported blueprint on how to navigate this unavoidable new era.


Baker & Taylor
A journalist who has studied global warming for two decades makes recommendations for navigating a world dangerously impacted by climate change, covering such topics as rising temperatures, dwindling water supplies, and cataclysmic storms.

Blackwell Publishing
For Twenty Years, Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming for outlets including The New Yorker, National Public Radio, Time, Vanity Fair, and The Nation. But the full truth did not hit home until he became a father and, soon after, learned that climate change had arrived a century earlier than forecast, with impacts bound to worsen for decades to come. Hertsgaard's daughter, Chiara, now five years old, is part of what he has dubbed "Generation Hot" ù 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 solutions, offering a blueprint for how all of us ù as parents, communities, companies, and countries ù can navigate this unavoidable new era. Combining reporting from across the nation and around the world with personal reflections on his daughter's future, Hertsgaard provides pictures of how the next fifty years will look: 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.

Baker
& Taylor

An investigative journalist who has studied global warming for the past 20 years makes recommendations for how individuals and groups can navigate a world dangerously impacted by climate change, covering such topics as rising temperatures, dwindling water supplies and cataclysmic storms.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
ISBN: 9780618826124
0618826122
Branch Call Number: 304.25 H443h
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 24 cm

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Aug 31, 2011

This book puts it very bluntly, global warming and climate change is here whether you like or not. But this book offers alternatives that could decide our fate in fifty years. It's a good read and an eye opener so don't miss it.

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Mar 29, 2011

Global warming will impact humans in the future, but this book is just blatant emotional manipulation.

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Mar 06, 2011

I found this book quite riveting and hard to put down. It is not apocalyptic in tone and the author reviews many efforts by humans around the world as they tackle the most serious problem humans have ever faced. I recommend that everyone read this book. It is an excellent starting point for discussion of the problem.

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