The Weather of the Future

The Weather of the Future
author: Heidi Cullen
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.47
book published: 2010
rating: 4
read at: 2011/05/30
date added: 2011/06/01
shelves: ebook, environmentalism, non-fiction, science
Basic, but clear and concise. Spends the first half walking the reader through an overview of the science of climate prediction in general and human-caused climate change in particular. If you’re reasonably well-read on this topic, not a whole lot new, but very well expressed. The second half looks at scenarios for particular locations: Sahel, Great Barrier Reef, California Central Valley*, Canadian/Greenland Arctic, Bangladesh, and New York City. Covers possibilities for both disaster and adaptation, although honestly it doesn’t look good anywhere.

* Having read A Dangerous Place: California’s Unsettling Fate, some of this was actually familiar, if still totally unnerving.