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The Weather of the Future


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Dr. Heidi Cullen is a senior research scientist with Climate Central, a nonprofit climate news and research organization, and a visiting lecturer at Princeton University.


"Vivid and compelling, this book shows what life will be like in a warming world. Essential reading for anyone who's planning to inhabit the planet for the next few decades." -- Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a CatastropheIn this important and timely book, Heidi Cullen breaks ground...simplifying the connection between weather and climate and bringing the true impact of the problem, literally, right to your front door. -- Laurie David, Academy Award winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth"A scorching vision of what life might be like in the warmer world that is already on its way. " -- Michiko Kakutani, New York Times"Heidi Cullen's beautifully crafted study provides the human detail that has been missing from most reports on climate science...This book sets a new benchmark for accessible writing on the likely weather of the future." -- New Scientist"In an accessible way, [Cullen] details the Earth's climate history and forecasts what might happen if we're not more careful." -- New York Post"[Cullen] accepts weather as a local matter, just as Tip O'Neill, longtime speaker of the House of Representatives, proclaimed all politics to be local...The Weather of the Future," uses a broad itinerary to illustrate the threats she perceives." -- Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers"Fact-filled and entertaining yet disturbing depiction of our world as temperatures rise...A lively and troubling but not entirely doomsday scenario of our warmer future." -- Kirkus Reviews"Engrossing...the book presents a surprisingly optimistic view of humanity's determination to come to terms with a daunting future." -- Publishers Weekly"This is a woman to whom attention must be paid." -- Booklist

Gr 10 Up-What happens when you add a bit of extra heat to the climate system? Cullen assembles data and interview results from scientists on the ground in seven locations around the world to give us an idea of just how bad "bad" might be as well as offering positive options. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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