Fire and flood : a people's history of climate change, from 1979 to the present
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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.
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Large Print
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Large print edition.
ISBN
9798885782340
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Ossining Public Library - Large Print
363.738 L (LARGE PRINT)
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Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.
Edition
Large print edition.
Physical Desc
445 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9798885782340

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Eugene Linden wrote his first story on climate change, for Time magazine, in 1988; it was just the beginning of his investigative work, exploring all ramifications of this impending disaster. Fire and Flood represents his definitive case for the prosecution as to how and why we have arrived at our current dire pass, closing with his argument that the same forces that have confused the public's mind and slowed the policy response are poised to pivot with astonishing speed, as long-term risks have become present-day realities and the cliff's edge is now within view. Starting with the 1980s, Linden tells the story, decade by decade, by looking at four clocks that move at different speeds: the reality of climate change itself; the scientific consensus about it, which always lags reality; public opinion and political will, which lag further still; and, perhaps most important, business and finance. Reality marches on at its own pace, but the public will and even the science are downstream from the money, and Fire and Flood shows how devilishly effective moneyed climate-change deniers have been at slowing and even reversing the progress of our collective awakening. When a threat means certain but future disaster, but addressing it means losing present-tense profit, capitalism's response has been sadly predictable. Now, however, the seasons of fire and flood have crossed the threshold into plain view. Linden focuses on the insurance industry as one loud canary in the coal mine: fire and flood zones in Florida and California, among other regions, are now seeing what many call "climate redlining." The whole system is teetering on the brink, and the odds of another housing collapse, for starters, are much higher than most people understand. There is a path back from the cliff, but we must pick up the pace. Fire and Flood shows us why, and how." --,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Linden, E. (2022). Fire and flood: a people's history of climate change, from 1979 to the present (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Linden, Eugene. 2022. Fire and Flood: A People's History of Climate Change, From 1979 to the Present. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Linden, Eugene. Fire and Flood: A People's History of Climate Change, From 1979 to the Present Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Linden, Eugene. Fire and Flood: A People's History of Climate Change, From 1979 to the Present Large print edition., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

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