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The Resource Betting the farm on a drought : stories from the front lines of climate change, by Seamus McGraw

Betting the farm on a drought : stories from the front lines of climate change, by Seamus McGraw

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Betting the farm on a drought : stories from the front lines of climate change
Title
Betting the farm on a drought
Title remainder
stories from the front lines of climate change
Statement of responsibility
by Seamus McGraw
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Climate change has become one of the most polarizing issues of our time. Extremists on the left regularly issue hyperbolic jeremiads about the impending destruction of the environment, while extremists on the right counter with crass, tortured denials. But out in the vast middle are ordinary people dealing with stronger storms and more intense droughts than they've ever known. This middle ground is the focus of Betting the Farm on a Drought, a lively, thought-provoking book that lays out the whole story of climate change--2014;the science, the math, and most importantly, the human stories of people fighting both the climate and their own deeply held beliefs to find creative solutions to a host of environmental challenges.. Seamus McGraw takes us on a trip along America's culturally fractured back roads and listens to farmers and ranchers and fishermen, many of them people who are not ideologically, politically, or in some cases even religiously inclined to believe in man-made global climate change. He shows us how they are already being affected and the risks they are already taking on a personal level to deal with extreme weather and its very real consequences for their livelihoods. McGraw also speaks to scientists and policymakers who are trying to harness that most renewable of American resources, a sense of hope and self-reliance that remains strong in the face of daunting challenges. By bringing these voices together, Betting the Farm on a Drought ultimately becomes a model for how we all might have a pragmatic, reasoned conversation about our changing climate."--
  • "This book takes a survey of climate change today: it lays out for the everyman what is happening, why it's happening, and what some people are doing about it. But rather than get mired in polemics or scientific jargon, as so many other books have done, Tempest tackles the issue through the people who are dealing with it--scientists, yes, but also fishermen and farmers who, even if they're not ready to concede global warming is a manmade problem, are adapting to a world of stronger storms and more intense droughts in creative ways. By telling such human stories, McGraw hopes to move readers beyond partisan divisions and into the much-needed common ground. Otherwise, as he says, "if the melting ice caps and rising oceans don't get us, we're all going to drown in the viscera of each other's gored oxen.""--
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McGraw, Seamus,
Dewey number
363.738/740973
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC903.2.U6
LC item number
M34 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Label
Betting the farm on a drought : stories from the front lines of climate change, by Seamus McGraw
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Sundance -- 2. Comfortable in Our Ignorance -- 3. Kindergarten in a Fallout Shelter -- 4. Preaching to the Choir -- 5. Running from a Grizzly in Your Slippers -- 6. The Other White Meat -- 7. Flying by Wire -- 8. Notes from the Ivory Clock Tower -- 9. "I Never Met a Liberal Before" -- 10. The Year the Creeks Stopped Freezing -- 11. "It's What I Do" -- 12. Penguins Tumbling Off an Ice Sheet -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780292756618
Lccn
2014027613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn893721369
  • 1468153
  • (OCoLC)893721369
Label
Betting the farm on a drought : stories from the front lines of climate change, by Seamus McGraw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Sundance -- 2. Comfortable in Our Ignorance -- 3. Kindergarten in a Fallout Shelter -- 4. Preaching to the Choir -- 5. Running from a Grizzly in Your Slippers -- 6. The Other White Meat -- 7. Flying by Wire -- 8. Notes from the Ivory Clock Tower -- 9. "I Never Met a Liberal Before" -- 10. The Year the Creeks Stopped Freezing -- 11. "It's What I Do" -- 12. Penguins Tumbling Off an Ice Sheet -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780292756618
Lccn
2014027613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn893721369
  • 1468153
  • (OCoLC)893721369

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