Sunday, January 13, 2008

Hell and High Water

Joseph Romm's book, Hell and High Water, is available at Amazon. Since the inception of Carbon-Based I've been linking to Romm's excellent work on Climate Progress... and now you can get yourself an entire book's worth. The discussion of sea level rise is particularly valuable, but Romm's expertise is well worth reading on all phases of climate change adaptation. An expert who teaches all of us: ...Sea-level rise of 20 to 80 feet will be all but unstoppable by midcentury if current emissions trends continue. The first few feet of sea-level rise alone will displace more than 100 million people worldwide and turn all of our major Gulf and Atlantic coast cities into pre-Katrina New Orleans–below sea level and facing superhurricanes.

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