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Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Elizabeth Kolbert

Narrated By: Hope Davis

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: March 2006

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

Americans have been warned since the late 1970s that the buildup of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere threatens to melt the polar ice sheets and irreversibly change our climate. With little done since then to alter this dangerous path, the world has reached a critical threshold. By the end of the century, it will likely be hotter than at any point in the last two million years, and the sweeping consequences of this change will determine the future of life on earth for generations to come.

Taking listeners from the melting Alaskan permafrost to storm-torn New Orleans, acclaimed journalist Elizabeth Kolbert approaches this monumental problem from every angle. She interviews researchers and environmentalists, explains the science, draws frightening parallels to lost civilizations and presents the moving tales of people who are watching their worlds disappear. Growing out of an award-winning three-part series for the New Yorker, Field Notes from a Catastrophe brings the environment into the consciousness of the American people and asks what, if anything, can be done to save our planet.

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  • Pamela Buchheit

    I've done months of research on global warming and I wanted to listen to this book to see if there was anything new I could learn. Hmm, I did learn a couple facts. She takes a trip to Alakska and she speaks in detail of her voyage and the scientists she meets. That was neat, however I think that is all I recall from the book. I listened to it 2 months ago, and I really don't remember much. I think the writer did a ton of research and tried very hard to make a book to bring awareness to global warming, I praise her for that. But the reader was not that great, the way she speaks is very dry! It was boring, even for somebody who has done the research. This book was just OK! It could use a lot of improvements. But it still spreads the message of global warming, and for that reason I would recommend it!

Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change

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