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High Tide: The Truth About Our Climate Crisis

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  7 reviews
"President Bush and his Administration have risen to the global warming challenge with responses ranging from obfuscation to pretense to outright denial...I'd like to issue each and every one of them a challenge. Come with me--see what I have seen--and try to understand what global warming really means for us and for our children. Leave Washington and travel to the places ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Picador
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Andy Gibb
Apr 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Written ten years ago, this book challenges the reader to ponder if the climate crises depicted were one-offs or indeed part of global warming. The very first example comes down heavily on the latter side. Lynas chronicles the once-in-centuries UK floods of 2000 (which I missed by being in California). Well, we've had the same again in 2007, 2012 and 2014. That sounds like an acceleration.

Likewise for the chapter about hurricanes in the USA: Katrina, Sandy and a few other notables have demons
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Kevin Fernandes-Prabhu
brings out the scary realities of climate change and geo-politics in colourful descriptions and the personal narration of a well meaning White Man. the constant bombarding with statistics is needed to validate and make the argument water-tight, but can get tiresome after a while. woke up the dormant environmental activist in me.
S.P.
Jan 21, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing here you don't already know (unless you've been living in a cave), however four years ago when it was originally written I imagine it could be quite shocking.
Sean
Mar 28, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People interested in the real effects of global warming
Good book so far. I'm about 50 pages in. Nothing terribly new, but it puts a face on whats happening with global warming.
Rickard
May 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: facts
Excellent book!
Federico Palacios
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
A highly simplistic take on current issues. If you have studied this previously, consider reading something a little more complex.
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