Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet

Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet

Mark Lynas


very likely the main image therapy of world warming that has but been released, Six Degrees is what readers of Al Gore's best-selling An Inconvenient Truth or Ross Gelbspan's Boiling Point will flip to subsequent. Written via the acclaimed writer of High Tide, this hugely suitable and compelling e-book makes use of available journalistic prose to distill what environmental scientists portend concerning the results of human toxins for the following hundred years.

In 2001, the Intergovernmental Panel on weather switch (IPCC) published a landmark file projecting commonplace international floor temperatures to upward thrust among 1.4 levels and 5.8 levels Celsius (roughly 2 to ten levels Fahrenheit) through the top of this century. in line with this forecast, writer Mark Lynas outlines what to anticipate from a warming international, measure through measure. At 1 measure Celsius, such a lot coral reefs and plenty of mountain glaciers may be misplaced. A 3-degree upward push could spell the cave in of the Amazon rainforest, disappearance of Greenland's ice sheet, and the production of deserts around the Midwestern usa and southern Africa. A 6-degree raise could do away with so much existence in the world, together with a lot of humanity.

Based on authoritative medical articles, the newest machine types, and data approximately prior hot occasions in Earth historical past, Six Degrees offers to be an eye-opening caution that humanity will forget about at its peril.

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