Retreat from a rising sea : hard choices in an age of climate change
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New York : Columbia University Press, [2016].
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Central - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
333.917 PILKE

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Book
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xx, 214 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780231168441, 0231168446

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-205), websites and index.
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Melting ice sheets and warming oceans are causing the seas to rise. By the end of this century, hundreds of millions of people living at low elevations along coasts will be forced to retreat to higher and safer ground. Because of sea-level rise, major storms will inundate areas farther inland and will lay waste to critical infrastructure, such as water-treatment and energy facilities, creating vast, irreversible pollution by decimating landfills and toxic-waste sites. This big-picture, policy-oriented book explains in gripping terms what rising oceans will do to coastal cities and the drastic actions we must take now to remove vulnerable populations. The authors detail specific threats faced by Miami, New Orleans, New York, and Amsterdam. Aware of the overwhelming social, political, and economic challenges that would accompany effective action, they consider the burden to the taxpayer and the logistics of moving landmarks and infrastructure, including toxic-waste sites. They also show readers the alternative: thousands of environmental refugees, with no legitimate means to regain what they have lost. The authors conclude with effective approaches for addressing climate-change denialism and powerful arguments for reforming U.S. federal coastal management policies.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Pilkey, O. H., Pilkey-Jarvis, L., & Pilkey, K. C. (2016). Retreat from a rising sea: hard choices in an age of climate change . Columbia University Press.

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

Pilkey, Orrin H., 1934-, Linda, Pilkey-Jarvis and Keith C. Pilkey. 2016. Retreat From a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change. New York: Columbia University Press.

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

Pilkey, Orrin H., 1934-, Linda, Pilkey-Jarvis and Keith C. Pilkey. Retreat From a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Pilkey, Orrin H., Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey. Retreat From a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change Columbia University Press, 2016.

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