The last winter : the scientists, adventurers, journeymen, and mavericks trying to save the world / Porter Fox.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Macon County Public Library||363.738 F (Text)||39493109275034||Adult New Nonfiction||Checked out||08/19/2022|
- ISBN: 9780316460927
- ISBN: 0316460923
- Physical Description: xii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographic references (pages 295-297) and index.
As the planet warms, winter is shrinking. In the last fifty years, the Northern Hemisphere lost a million square miles of spring snowpack and in the US alone, snow cover has been reduced by 15-30%. On average, winter has shrunk by a month in most northern latitudes. In this deeply researched, beautifully written, and adventure-filled book, journalist Porter Fox travels along the edge of the Northern Hemisphere's snow line to track the scope of this drastic change, and how it will literally change everything--from rapid sea level rise, to fresh water scarcity for two billion people, to massive greenhouse gas emissions from thawing permafrost, and a half dozen climate tipping points that could very well spell the end of our world. This original research is animated by four harrowing and illuminating journeys--each grounded by interviews with idiosyncratic, charismatic experts in their respective fields and Fox's own narrative of growing up on a remote island in Northern Maine.
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