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Main Title A world without ice /
Author Pollack, H. N.
Publisher Avery,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 311776118
ISBN 9781583333570; 1583333576
Subjects Glaciers. ; Ice. ; Global warming. ; Râechauffement de la Terre. ; Glaciers--Effets du râechauffement de la Terre. ; Glace. ; Dâegel. ; Glaciers. ; Global warming. ; Ice.
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ELBM  GB2405.P55 2009 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/09/2013
Collation xv, 287 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Foreword / Al Gore -- Discovering ice -- Ice and life: on earth and beyond -- When ice ruled the world -- Warming up -- Nature at work -- Human footprints -- Melting ice, rising seas -- Choices amid change -- Acknowledgments -- Index. This book examines the effects of global warming by looking carefully at the potential consequences of a world without ice. The author traces the effect of mountain glaciers on supplies of drinking water and agricultural irrigation, as well as the current results of melting permafrost and shrinking Arctic sea ice--a situation that has degraded the habitat of numerous animals and sparked an international race for seabed oil and minerals. Catastrophic possibilities loom, including rising sea levels and subsequent flooding of low-lying regions worldwide, and the ultimate displacement of millions of coastal residents. This book answers the most urgent questions about this pending crisis, laying out the necessary steps for managing the unavoidable and avoiding the unmanageable.