Water Weather and the Mountain West

Water  Weather and the Mountain West

Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning. Scarborough, Ont.: Doubleday Canada, 2006. Motavalli, Jim, ed. Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Climate Change. Oxford: Routledge, 2004. Pearce, Fred.

Author: Robert William Sandford

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781926855356

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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Growing populations, increasing industrial use and heavy agricultural demand are beginning to tax water supplies in many regions of Canada. Since many rivers are already fully allocated to numerous uses, future economic and social development will depend upon how much we know about our surface and ground water resources and how effectively we manage them—especially in the face of climate change. The message to take home from this eloquent book is that it is time to dispel the myth of limitless abundance of water in Canada and throughout North America. We all need to be mindful that though our technologically sophisticated society is largely fuelled and lubricated by refined petroleum, it ultimately runs on plain water. In his conclusion to this authoritative book, Robert Sandford, chair of Canada’s United Nations Water for Life Decade, offers a realistic picture of the various issues and threats related to the future availability and quality of fresh water in Canada.
Categories: Nature

Feeling the Heat

Feeling the Heat

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: From the From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415946565

Category: Nature

Page: 194

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Nature

Feeling the Heat

Feeling the Heat

Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Change From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Jim Motavalli. Published in 2004 by Routledge 29 West 35th Street New York, NY 10001 www.routledge-ny.com Published in Great Britain by ...

Author: From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135940256

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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For an increasing number of people, global warming is not an academic and scientific debate, but a matter of survival. As the planet warms at a rate of four degrees Fahrenheit per century, violent storms are increasing in frequency, icebergs are melting, sea level is rising, species are losing their habitats, and temperature records are being broken. Feeling the Heat consists of chapter-length visits by well-known authors to actual world "hot" spots, where people are already coping day-to-day with the consequences of climactic disruption. The locations for the book were strategically chosen because each represents a separate and important global warming impact, such as rising tides, melting glaciers, evolving ecosystems and air pollution. Feeling the Heat takes global warming out of the realm of armchair speculation and arcane scientific debate, revealing the process of climate change to be ongoing, serious and immediate.
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REAL Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature

REAL   Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature

Feeling the Heat: The Politics of Climate Policy in Rapidly Industrializing Countries. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Motavalli, Jim, ed. Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Change.

Author: Sarah Fekadu

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 9783823391579

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

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Meteorologies of Modernity explores the ways in which literature reflects and participates in discourses on weather and climate – historically as well as at our contemporary moment. Literature contains a huge meteorological archive built throughout the centuries. The essays collected in this volume therefore ask to what extent literature can bring the vastness and complexity of climate change into view, how literature offers ways to think through the challenges of the Anthropocene both culturally, historically, and aesthetically, and, last but not least, how it helps us to conceptualize a radically new understanding of what it means to be human. The thirteen contributions from literary and cultural studies address weather and climate discourses from a variety of conceptual angles and cover a broad range of historical and geographical contexts. Topics include representations of tropical climates in Shakespeare, the close yet tense relationship between literature and the rising discipline of meteorology in the nineteenth century, allegories of climate change in postcolonial literature, and climate catastrophes in the contemporary clifi novel. By employing a historicizing and comparative approach, the volume addresses the need for studying representations of climate and climate change in an interdisciplinary, transnational and transhistorical framework, overcoming traditional disciplinary boundaries and creating new collectives of theory and criticism that are essential when debating the Anthropocene.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Climate Change and International Politics

Climate Change and International Politics

Climate of Fear , Why We Shouldn't Worry about Global Warming . Washington , D.C .: CATO Institute , 1998 , pp . 113-128 . Motavalli , Jim , Feeling the Heat : Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Change , Routledge , 2004 , TRL .

Author: Narottam Gaan

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 8178356414

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 399

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Accustomed to understanding security primarily a matter spatial exercise in distancing and boundary making on the part of states and their military alliances to secure borders and institutions from outside threats, the nations of the world have so far given a short shrift to the gravity of environmental degradation as a factor or catalyst of intrastate or interstate conflict, or at worst, a security threat to entire humanity until the shafts of retaliatory responses of the infuriated climate change to the cloddish and brutish power of the rich industrialized nations to destroy it by its emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, pointed toward man menacing with funereal and cascading consequences of global warming. Thus, climate change, which has so far been on the fringe of human concern, or in American President s view a myth or a hoax, has catapulted into the center stage of great political flare up among the nations of the world on the issue of apportioning the responsibility on rich industrialized nations or the populous South to mitigate the dangers of climate change, which seems to be mired in the contradiction between North s advocacy of inequity in having uncontested access to the atmosphere as carton sinks, and equity while disabusing the atmosphere of the carbon debris. Not walking on trodden furrows, this book expatiates on the desideratum of a paradigm shift from faith in the Newtonian mechanistic view of the universe to a faith in the profundity of Eastern wisdom and new insights presently found in science, which see both nature and human beings as warp and woof woven beautifully into the divine tapestry.
Categories: Climatic changes

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change

Central Intelligence Agency Factbook, 21st Century Complete Guide to Kiribati and Christmas Island (Progressive Management, 2007) Jim Motavalli, Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Change (Routledge, ...

Author: S. George Philander

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265889

Category: Nature

Page: 1552

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2008 Best Reference, Library Journal "The impact of global warming is rapidly evolving. This valuable resource provides an excellent historical overview and framework of this topic and serves as a general resource for geography, oceanography, biology, climatology, history, and many other subjects. A useful reference for a wide audience of business professionals and government officials as well as for the general public; essential for both academic and public libraries." —Library Journal "This is a useful set because of the individual country entries as well as the general-audience language . . ." — Booklist (Starred Review) The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change helps readers learn about the astonishingly intricate processes that make ours the only planet known to be habitable. These three volumes include more than 750 articles that explore major topics related to global warming and climate change—ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes. Key Features Contains a 4-color, 16-page insert that is a comprehensive introduction to the complexities of global warming Includes coverage of the science and history of climate change, the polarizing controversies over climate-change theories, the role of societies, the industrial and economic factors, and the sociological aspects of climate change Emphasizes the importance of the effects, responsibilities, and ethics of climate change Presents contributions from leading scholars and institutional experts in the geosciences Serves as a general resource for geography, oceanography, biology, climatology, history, and many other subjects The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change provides a primarily nonscientific resource to understanding the complexities of climate change for academic and public libraries. READER'S GUIDE Atmospheric Sciences Climate climate and Society Climate Change, Effects Climate Feedbacks Climate Models Countries: Africa Countries: Americas Countries: Asia Countries: Europe Countries: Pacific Glaciology Government and International Agencies Institutions Studying Climate Change Oceanography Paleo-Climates People Programs And Conventions
Categories: Nature

Hope for a Heated Planet

Hope for a Heated Planet

How Americans Are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future Robert K Musil ... York: Urban Anxiety,” in Jim Motavalli ed., Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Climate Change (New York: Routledge 2004), 40–41.

Author: Robert K Musil

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813546230

Category: Science

Page: 280

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Rejecting cries of gloom and doom, Hope for a Heated Planet shows how the fight against global warming can be won by the grassroots efforts of individuals. Robert K. Musil, who led the Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility, explains that a growing new climate movement can produce unprecedented change-in the economy, public health, and home-while saving the planet. Musil draws on personal experience and compelling data in this practical and rigorous analysis of the causes and cures for global warming. The book presents all the players in the most pressing challenge facing society today, from the massive fossil fuel lobby to the enlightened corporations that are joining the movement to "go green." Musil thoroughly explains the tremendous potential of renewable energy sources-wind, solar, and biofuel-and the startling conclusions of experts who say society can do away entirely with fossil fuels. He tells readers about the engaged politicians, activists, religious groups, and students who are already working together against climate change. But the future depends, Musil insists, on what changes ordinary citizens make. Through personal choices and political engagement, he shows how readers can cut carbon emissions and create green communities where they live. With practical and realistic solutions, Hope for a Heated Planet inspires readers to be accountable and enables them to usher in an age of sustainability for future generations.
Categories: Science

The Last Polar Bear

The Last Polar Bear

Feeling the Heat : Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Change . London : Routledge , 2004 . Murie , Margaret . E. Two in the Far North . Portland , OR : Alaska Northwest Books , 1997 . National Research Council .

Author: Steven Kazlowski

Publisher: Braided River

ISBN: 1594850593

Category: Nature

Page: 207

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Scientists agree that by the end of this century the polar bear will be the first mammal threatened with extinction due to climate change. "The Last Polar Bear" is the first book to fully document that story.The continued survival of these magnificent white bears in their warming, and melting, Arctic world is uncertain, yet their fate is also a wake-up call compelling us to act now to stem global warming. Through Steven Kazlowski's unparalleled imagery, the most critical environmental issue of our time is brought to life."The Last Polar Bear" places the reality of climate change in our hands. We see the plight of the polar bear, an animal already feeling the detrimental effects of our reliance on fossil fuels, as its icy habitat melts.Over the course of the last six years, wildlife photographer Steven Kazlowski has photographed the polar bear in its wild habitat, from Hershel Island in Canada to Point Hope in Alaska. "The Last Polar Bear" pairs his intimate images with anecdotes about his Arctic adventures, as well as authoritative essays about the polar bear in the context of climate change.Alaska based writers Richard Nelson, Charles Wohlforth, Nick Jans, and leading USGS polar bear biologist Steven C. Amstrup draw on decades of experience in the Arctic to cover the biological, cultural, and anthropological aspects of climate change. Dan Glick, long-time correspondent for "Newsweek", addresses the history of climate change while Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defence Council, and Theodore Roosevelt IV offer perspectives on activism and politics.
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The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology

The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology

Motavalli, Jim, ed. Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Change. London: Routledge, 2004. Mote, Philip, and Georg Kaser. ''The Shrinking Glaciers of Kilimanjaro: Can Global Warming Be Blamed?

Author: Bruce E. Johansen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313377022

Category: Science

Page: 738

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Comprehensive in scope and accessible to all reader levels, "The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology" covers a vast range of topics, concepts, issues, processes, and scientists sifted and melded from the many scientific and technological fields. These include atmospheric chemistry, paleoclimatology, biogeography, oceanography, geophysics, glaciology, soil science, and more. Bruce E. Johansen digests the explosion of scientific work on global warming that has been published since 1980 and presents it in a set that is sure to be the indispensable standard reference work on the topic. The information here is of importance to just about everyone on the planet--for the findings of global warming science and technology should dictate the choices we make today to secure our common future. This encyclopedia will prove useful for many different types of professionals, inasmuch as global warming science informs public policy debates, applied science, and technology in such fields as energy generation, architecture, engineering, and agriculture.
Categories: Science