The Resource Retreat from a rising sea: : hard choices in an age of climate change, Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, Keith C. Pilkey, (ebook)

Retreat from a rising sea: : hard choices in an age of climate change, Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, Keith C. Pilkey, (ebook)

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Retreat from a rising sea: : hard choices in an age of climate change
Title
Retreat from a rising sea:
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hard choices in an age of climate change
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Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, Keith C. Pilkey
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eng
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With its 28-foot storm surge and 174 mph winds, 2005's Hurricane Katrina was responsible for nearly 2, 000 deaths and more than $100 billion in damage. The event was only a preview of what will soon hit coastal communities as climate change increases the power of storms that can lay waste to critical infrastructure, such as water-treatment and energy facilities, and create vast, irreversible pollution by decimating landfills and toxic-waste sites. This big-picture, policy-oriented book explains in gripping terms what rising oceans will do to coastal cities and the drastic actions we need to take now to remove vulnerable populations. The authors detail specific threats faced by Miami, New Orleans, New York, and Amsterdam. Aware of the overwhelming social, political, and economic challenges that would accompany effective action, they consider the burden to the taxpayer and the logistics of moving landmarks and infrastructure, including toxic-waste sites. They also show readers the alternative: thousands of environmental refugees, with no legitimate means to regain what they have lost. The authors conclude with effective approaches for addressing climate-change denialism and powerful arguments for changing U. S. federal coastal-management policies
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Midwest
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1934-
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Pilkey, Orrin H.
Dewey number
333.917
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Coast changes
  • Sea level
  • Shore protection
  • Global warming
  • Coastal zone management
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adult
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Retreat from a rising sea: : hard choices in an age of climate change, Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, Keith C. Pilkey, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9780231541800
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11862174
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remote
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11862174
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MWT11862174
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Retreat from a rising sea: : hard choices in an age of climate change, Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, Keith C. Pilkey, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231541800
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11862174
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11862174
System control number
MWT11862174
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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