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Adult/High School—Lynas has gathered global-warming information from an array of authoritative scientists: geologists, glaciologists, oceanographers, climate scientists, and paleoclimatologists, as well as "major scientific projections" from computer modelers. He divides his findings into six main chapters representing the consequences of a one- to six-degree shift in temperature rise. More factual than hysterical and using accessible language, the author portrays a sobering, but broad and fascinating, view of the problem. He discusses not only the environmental consequences of melting icecaps, ocean warming, coral reef bleaching, CO2 emissions, deforestation, and severe weather, but also cultural and economic reverberations-the result of population shifts, animal migrations, and societal collapse. Through computer-modeling simulations he looks back into the past (the Pliocene, the Mayan civilization) and projects into the future for CO2 comparisons. His premise: the problem is now at global scale and will not just impact the disappearance of one group alone as it did the Maya. Claiming that solutions must be political, and that it is too late for quick fixes using renewable energy sources or technology, he concludes with some cautionary possible solutions: relocalization of goods and services, less consumption, global-scale carbon rationing, and a "2 degree increase target." Anyone studying climate change will find this a helpful reference as much current research has been precompiled and interpreted within one resource.—Jodi Mitchell, Berkeley Public Library, CA
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`Scientists predict that global temperatures will rise by between one and six degrees over the course of this century and Mark Lynas paints a chilling, degree-by-degree picture of the devastation likely to ensue unless we act nowâ ¦"Six Degrees" is a rousing and vivid plea to choose a different future.' Daily Mail 'Buy this book for everyone you know: if it makes them join the fight to stop the seemingly inexorable six degrees of warming and mass death, it might just save their lives.' New Statesman 'An apocalyptic primer of what to expect as the world heats upâ ¦it's sobering stuff and shaming too. Despite its sound scientific background, the book resembles one of those vivid medieval paintings depicting sinners getting their just desserts.' Financial Times 'The saga of how, in the world as imagined by thousands of computer-modelling studies, global warming kicks in degree by degree. "Six Degrees", I tell you now, is terrifying.' The Sunday Times 'A chilling read.' Socialist Review --This text refers to the Digital edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Book arrived promptly and was as good or better condition than listed. Book Review: An excellent overview of what each of first six degrees of global warming might mean according... Read morePublished 16 days ago by T.E.W. Wills
By my calculations in co2 equivalents we are at 550 plus in 2015...well beyond the 500 Lynas target in chapter 7. Scary! Looks like 2 degrees plus is done deal! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Walker Miller of The Happy Berry
Nothing in this book is founded on actual "fact" regarding what will happen. If nothing else, the earth has proven highly resilient up to this point. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brendan Graham
One of the few books that clearly examines the progressively devastating effects of climate change so that we can rationally assess the risks and harms and make decisions today to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Leslie Wharton
Worth a read. There are some better books on the subject out there.Published 6 months ago by Jane O'Shea
A very informative book about climate change. The author walks you through the consequence to the Earth of each degree Celsius it is warmer. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mr. Amnuaysak Thoonsiri
Sobering outlook on the future of planet Earth if something isn’t done about Global Warming.
This is one of those books that stays with you long after you read it. Read more