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The last winter : the scientists, adventurers, journeymen, and mavericks trying to save the world / Porter Fox.

Fox, Porter, (author.).

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Macon County Public Library 363.738 F (Text) 39493109275034 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/19/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316460927
  • ISBN: 0316460923
  • Physical Description: xii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic references (pages 295-297) and index.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Fox, Porter > Travel.
Global warming.
Climatic changes.
Environmental monitoring.
Genre: Creative nonfiction.

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