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The Weather of the Future by Heidi Cullen
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May 25, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: ebook, environmentalism, non-fiction, science
Read from May 25 to 30, 2011

Basic, but clear and concise. Spends the first half walking the reader through an overview of the science of climate prediction in general and human-caused climate change in particular. If you're reasonably well-read on this topic, not a whole lot new, but very well expressed. The second half looks at scenarios for particular locations: Sahel, Great Barrier Reef, California Central Valley*, Canadian/Greenland Arctic, Bangladesh, and New York City. Covers possibilities for both disaster and adaptation, although honestly it doesn't look good anywhere.

* Having read A Dangerous Place: California's Unsettling Fate, some of this was actually familiar, if still totally unnerving.

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