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 obtained little focus-until now. As one of many world's top specialists on weather swap, Henry Pollack offers an available, finished survey of ice as a strength of nature and the aptitude results as we are facing the opportunity of a global with out ice.
A international with no Ice strains the impact of mountain glaciers on provides of ingesting 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 all over the world. A global with out Ice solutions our such a lot pressing questions about this pending challenge, laying out the mandatory steps for dealing with the unavoidable and warding off the unmanageable.
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A World Without Ice by Henry Pollack