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Forecast

The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley

by Stephan Faris

Forecast
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  • First Published:
    Dec 2008, 256 pages
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    Sep 2009, 256 pages

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Beth Hemke Shapiro

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A powerful, gracefully written, eye-opening account of climate change and how it has altered and will alter our world

Instead of traveling to exotic locations for pleasure, author Stephan Faris spends a great deal of his time visiting developing nations to cover topics which are not pretty. In Forecast he examines global climate change in countries where much of the citizenry already lives on the edge of subsistence and where the effects of climate change are already tangible.

Faris introduces some thought-provoking ideas about the ramifications of climate change. For example, in a discussion about the strife in Darfur, he maintains that while many people view the plight as racially motivated, the distinction between Arabs and Africans is primarily one of lifestyle: herders and farmers who battle over what little productive land is available. Before the area's devastating drought, a grid system of grazing land alternating with crop land permitted both groups to coexist ...

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