This Is the Way the World Ends

How Droughts and Die-offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes Are Converging on America
Author(s): Jeff Nesbit
Original Publish Date: Sep 25, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.00 hours)
Product Number: Z100136943
Released: Sep 25, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781250300553
Narrator/s: Jeff Nesbit
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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"With This is the Way the World Ends Jeff Nesbit has delivered an enlightening - and alarming - explanation of the climate challenge as it exists today. Climate change is no far-off threat. It's impacting communities all over the world at this very moment, and we ignore the scientific reality at our own peril. The good news? As Nesbit underscores, disaster is not preordained. The global community can meet this moment — and we must." —Senator John Kerry A unique view of climate change glimpsed through the world's resources that are disappearing. The world itself won't end, of course. Only ours will: our livelihoods, our homes, our cultures. And we're squarely at the tipping point. Longer droughts in the Middle East. Growing desertification in China and Africa. The monsoon season shrinking in India. Amped-up heat waves in Australia. More intense hurricanes reaching America. Water wars in the Horn of Africa. Rebellions, refugees and starving children across the globe. These are not disconnected events. These are the pieces of a larger puzzle that environmental expert Jeff Nesbit puts together Unless we start addressing the causes of climate change and stop simply navigating its effects, we will be facing a series of unstoppable catastrophes by the time our preschoolers graduate from college. Our world is in trouble – right now. This Is the Way the World Ends tells the real stories of the substantial impacts to Earth's systems unfolding across each continent. The bad news? Within two decades or so, our carbon budget will reach a point of no return. But there's good news. Like every significant challenge we've faced—from creating civilization in the shadow of the last ice age to the Industrial Revolution—we can get out of this box canyon by understanding the realities, changing the worn-out climate conversation to one that's relevant to every person. Nesbit provides a clear blueprint for real-time, workable solutions we can tackle together.

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Author(s): Jeff Nesbit
Product Number EB00719325
Released: Sep 25, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781250160478

Professional reviews

"How will the world end? For humanity, it may be in floods or drought or famine. In this audiobook, author and narrator Jeff Nesbit presents his view of the potential effects of ongoing climate change throughout the world. Nesbit seeks to describe the causes and impacts of climate change on both small and large scales, drawing examples from across the globe. He also lays out some clear paths to addressing these concerns and reversing the effects. Nesbit speaks confidently and authoritatively, though his narration is fairly dry. He doesn't inject much variety of tone or speech pattern into this lengthy production, but his style remains engaging and will hold the attention of interested listeners. N.M. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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