The Resource No rain in the Amazon : how South America's climate change affects the entire planet, Nikolas Kozloff

No rain in the Amazon : how South America's climate change affects the entire planet, Nikolas Kozloff

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No rain in the Amazon : how South America's climate change affects the entire planet
Title
No rain in the Amazon
Title remainder
how South America's climate change affects the entire planet
Statement of responsibility
Nikolas Kozloff
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Though many people living in the Global North know about climate change in the abstract, few are aware that global warming already has exacted a huge toll on the tropics. South America is struggling against ravages to its environment. In Peru, Andean glaciers are melting at an alarming rate, thus endangering water supplies. Arising out of the Pacific Ocean, El Nino storms have pummeled Peru's coastline. Across the continent, Brazil has endured ferocious hurricanes, which experts fear could signify that global warming is fueling new and more extreme weather patterns." "Faced with such daunting challenges, South American nations are ill equipped to confront the major environmental challenge in the region - protecting the Amazon. Acting as the planet's air conditioner, the Amazon absorbs millions of tons of greenhouse gases that would otherwise end up in the atmosphere - safeguarding it is now not only a regional imperative but also a global necessity. Yet every year thousands of square miles of this rainforest are destroyed - thus unleashing a catastrophic bomb of stored carbon that only adds to the world's deteriorating climate conditions." "In this call to arms, recognized expert on South America Nikolas Kozloff guides the reader through this urgent issue. At times spine-chilling and frightening, No Rain in the Amazon shows how the fate of the planet's climate depends on our response now and our cooperation with other countries in the future." --Book Jacket
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Kozloff, Nikolas
Index
index present
LC call number
QC903.2.S63
LC item number
K69 2010
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QC903.2.S63
NAL item number
K69 2010
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Climatic changes
  • Rain forest conservation
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Rain forest conservation
  • Regenwald
  • Klimaänderung
  • Umweltschutz
  • South America
  • Südamerika
Label
No rain in the Amazon : how South America's climate change affects the entire planet, Nikolas Kozloff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The global North fails to act -- Living in an age of extremes -- Carbon conundrum -- Cattle and the "carbon bomb" -- Soy is king -- Deforestation dilemma -- The "clean energy" trap -- Epilogue : food and farmers in an era of climatic uncertainty
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780230614765
Lccn
2009033416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)433549509
  • (OCoLC)ocn433549509
Label
No rain in the Amazon : how South America's climate change affects the entire planet, Nikolas Kozloff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The global North fails to act -- Living in an age of extremes -- Carbon conundrum -- Cattle and the "carbon bomb" -- Soy is king -- Deforestation dilemma -- The "clean energy" trap -- Epilogue : food and farmers in an era of climatic uncertainty
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780230614765
Lccn
2009033416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)433549509
  • (OCoLC)ocn433549509

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