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A World Without Ice by Henry Pollack

By Henry Pollack

A cowinner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize bargains a clear-eyed clarification of the planet's imperiled ice.

a lot has been written approximately worldwide warming, however the an important courting among humans and ice has acquired little focus-until now. As one of many world's top specialists on weather switch, Henry Pollack offers an available, finished survey of ice as a strength of nature and the capability effects as we are facing the potential for a global with out ice.

A international with out Ice strains the impression of mountain glaciers on offers of consuming water and agricultural irrigation, in addition to the present result of melting permafrost and shrinking Arctic sea ice-a scenario that has degraded the habitat of diverse animals and sparked a global race for seabed oil and minerals. Catastrophic percentages loom, together with emerging sea degrees and next flooding of low-lying areas world wide. A global with out Ice solutions our so much pressing questions about this pending main issue, laying out the required steps for handling the unavoidable and fending off the unmanageable.

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