kindle ↠ A World Without Ice 304 pages Download í Henry N Pollack

Henry N. Pollack Ë A World Without Ice kindle

kindle ↠ A World Without Ice 304 pages Download í Henry N. Pollack ↠ A co winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize offers a clear eyed explanation of the planet's imperiled ice Much has been written about global warming but the crucial relationship between people and ice has received little focus untilAce for seabed oil and minerals Catastrophic possibilities loom including rising sea levels and subseuent flooding of lowlying regions worldwide and the ultimate displacement of millions of coastal residents A World Without Ice answers our most urgent uestions about this pending crisis laying out the necessary steps for managing the unavoidable and avoiding the unmanageab Very readable book on the impact of climate change using ice as its focus Much less dense than Six Degrees so perhaps accessible to the average citizen because let's face it our average citizen isn't very scientifically literate Despite the rather gloomy situation we're in the book ends on a slightly upbeat note

book ☆ A World Without Ice Ë Henry N. Pollack

A co winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize offers a clear eyed explanation of the planet's imperiled ice Much has been written about global warming but the crucial relationship between people and ice has received little focus until now As one of the world's leading experts on climate change Henry Pollack provides an accessible comprehensive survey of ice as a force of natu Henry Pollack geophysicist from the University of Michigan is member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change whose members most famously shared the 2007 Nobel Peach prize with Al Gore Pollack’s A World Without Ice opens with a forward written by Gore detailing why he feels Pollack’s work details the issues of global climate change and it’s associated human impact in a concise and simple terms without dumbing down the message That message is; the world is getting warmer the seas are getting acidic There are associated problems with these issues that are generally bad news for humanity as we know it Gore’s forward outlines the current political climate surrounding climate change discussions and ends with a message of hope and inspiration surrounding our ability to deal with such a daunting worldwide problem As Pollack’ book begins he uickly dispenses with any notion of our current political problems surrounding the issue and even avoids arguing climate change as an issue that needs to be addressed even though you might think the entirety of the book is about just that He spends roughly the first half of the book detailing the history of the global climate and how we have come to know the information scientist work with today Pollack begins by taking the reader back to the mid 18th century when world exploration was just discovering the northern and southern most reaches of our planet He gives in great detail accounts of the first explorer’s attempts to come to understand the planets great masses of ice back in a time when frozen water was treated as a commodity that was harvested He then turns the readers interest to ice itself showing it’s properties from shaping landscapes to it’s role in regulating global climate with it’s albedo He details where ice is found why it is important to life and why the earth’s uniue balance of ice is so special and uniue in our solar system Pollack further delves into what I found to be one of the interesting parts of his story where he uses the study of paleoclimatology to detail the climate of the earth as far back as scientist are able to determine He describes the natural heating and cooling of the earth though it’s separate periods of natural climate change and it’s causes and effects From celestial variances over hundreds of thousands of years to volcanic eruptions that have occurred relatively recently in the course of human history Pollack leaves the reader feeling as if he has imparted to the reader the entirety of natural global climate change in only a few chapters Once the book has you feeling you understand the nature of the earth’s natural climate changes Pollack then introduces the component of the book we all new was coming especially given the nature of Al Gore’s forward the human component of climate change Again Pollack uses a writing style that explains complex situations that both are easy to understand and not too simplified to loose the interest of scientifically minded readers He covers nearly all of the possible human contributions of climate change with such completeness that I think it would be hard for a climate change skeptic to walk away from this book without submitting that humans must have had a role to play in the acceleration of our climate’s change Once he has the reader convinced that there is no possible way for humans to have not influenced this shift in global climate he then goes into great detail regard the possible effects of a massive global climate shift He discusses both the worst case scenario of complete disappearance of global ice by 2030 and the much conservative projections put for by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; both of which paint a very grim picture for humanity in a short 17 years The last chapter of the book offers possible mitigation strategies that when compared with the rest of the book pale in comparison in their thoroughness and ability to convince the reader Perhaps this chapter was an after thought or an addition pushed upon the author by the publisher but I believe the likely and much scarier reality is that the current state of global climate change is now beyond any mitigation humans could effect Perhaps the only choice humanity has now is how many feet of water we whish the sea to rise and no longer possible that we could avoid it at all This book was a very interesting and fairly uick read if you are interested in the subject matter Readers with liberal views on climate change and humans effect on it will still find Pollack’s history of global climate and his thoroughness of the mass of research data very interesting I do think that this is the type of book that is best suited to be read by someone who is still on the fence about the issue or if you can manage to convince climate change deniers to give it a read it just might change their mind

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A World Without IceRe and the potential conseuences as we face the possibility of a world without ice A World Without Ice traces the effect of mountain glaciers on supplies of drinking water and agricultural irrigation as well as the current results of melting permafrost and shrinking Arctic sea ice a situation that has degraded the habitat of numerous animals and sparked an international r Pollack does a good job reviewing the history of climate on Earth and our relationship to climate as a species He also shows how human activities have impacted climate since the industrial revolution The causes and possible solutions to anthropomorphic climate change are laid out in clear easy to read detail There is an optimistic tone and a call to get on with addressing the problems through mitigation There is also a clear warning we are running out of time to do this and may soon be faced with little other option than to adapt to a world that continues to warm The conseuences of that are predicted to be even greater melting of arctic ice sea level rise ocean acidification and warming atmospheric temperatures These problems are huge in scope but should be addressed before the negative impacts on human population and the natural world are even harder to cope with