America's coasts are already more difficult places to live, as increasing insurance rates make the Gulf Coast and other gorgeous spots prohibitively expensive. Crops will fail in previously lush places and thrive in some formerly barren zones, altering huge industries and remaking traditions. Water scarcity in India and Pakistan have the potential to inflame the conflict in Kashmir to unprecedented levels and draw the United States into the troubles there and elsewhere.
Told through the narratives of current, past, and future events, the result of astonishingly wide travel and reporting, Forecast is a powerful, gracefully written, eye-opening account of this most urgent issue and how it has altered and will alter our world.
©2008 Stephen Faris; (P)2008 Tantor
"An intelligent, nuanced report on the complex relationships between increasingly unstable weather patterns and politics, ecology and lifestyles." (Publishers Weekly )
"A globe-spanning look at the effects of climate change, already apparent in our time.... Faris writes deftly about the developing world." (Kirkus)
Fantastic field research.
Mel Foster? A human? I guess Mel Foster's additional credits are the voice for Stephen Haking's voice pad.
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