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Tales from an uncertain world : what other assorted disasters can teach us about climate change

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  • ISBN: 9781609385538
  • ISBN: 1609385535
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: In uncertain terms -- When sands shift -- When ground shakes -- When fish invade -- On the dry side of the glass -- Ashes to ashes -- We are not waterproof -- Reply hazy. try again -- Space age improbable possibilities -- Epilogue : reaction time -- Postscript -- In case of emergency -- Further reading.
Summary, etc.: "So far, humanity hasn't done very well in addressing the ongoing climate catastrophe. Veteran science educator L. S. Gardiner believes we can learn to do better by understanding how we've dealt with other types of environmental risks in the past and why we are dragging our feet in addressing this most urgent emergency. Weaving scientific facts and research together with humor and emotion, Gardiner explores human responses to erosion, earthquakes, fires, invasive species, marine degradation, volcanic eruptions, and floods in order to illuminate why we find it so challenging to deal with climate change. Insight emerges from unexpected places--a mermaid exhibit, a Magic 8 Ball, and midcentury cartoons about a future that never came to be. Instead of focusing on the economics and geopolitics of the debate over climate change, this book brings large-scale disaster to a human scale, emphasizing the role of the individual. We humans do have the capacity to deal with disasters. When we face threatening changes, we don't just stand there pretending it isn't so, we do something. But because we're human, our responses aren't always the right ones the first time--yet we can learn to do better. This book is essential reading for all who want to know how we can draw on our strengths to survive the climate catastrophe and forge a new relationship with nature. "--
Subject: Climatic changes United States
Natural disasters United States Planning
Climate change mitigation United States
Global warming United States

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Tales from an Uncertain World : What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us about Climate Change
Tales from an Uncertain World : What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us about Climate Change
by Gardiner, L. S.
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Tales from an Uncertain World : What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us about Climate Change

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
1In Uncertain Termsp. 9
2When Sands Shiftp. 21
3When Ground Shakesp. 35
4When Fish Invadep. 53
5On the Dry Side of the Glassp. 71
6Ashes to Ashesp. 91
7We Are Not Waterproofp. 105
8Reply Hazy. Try Againp. 127
9Space-Age Improbable Possibilitiesp. 139
Epilogue: Reaction Timep. 153
Postscript: Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of This Bookp. 165
In Case of Emergencyp. 167
Further Readingp. 171
Indexp. 179
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